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# africa - Sunday 10 July, 2016

Three Irish citizens are 'in lockdown' seeking refuge from South Sudan violence
# Taking Cover
# Taking Cover

Three Irish citizens are 'in lockdown' seeking refuge from South Sudan violence

Jul 10th 2016, 7:01 PM 21,349 Views 15 Comments

The three are among 260 staff from Concern Worldwide in the country.

'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage
# Child Brides
# Child Brides

'Try it tomorrow and see': Gambian president promises 20-year jail terms for child marriage

Jul 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 23,063 Views 63 Comments

“The Imam and those that preside over the marriage ceremony would also be sent to jail. If you want to know whether what I am saying is true or not, try it tomorrow and see.”

# africa - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life
# Treacherous Journeys
# Treacherous Journeys

"So many people died in the desert. We saw dead bodies, skeletons" - The horror stories of children seeking a new life

Jun 14th 2016, 7:08 PM 19,271 Views 79 Comments

A new UNICEF report is highlighting the treacherous journeys of the world’s migrant and refugee children.

# africa - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

This Irish man is set to fly to Africa with a lawnmower engine on his back
# Lawnmower Man
# Lawnmower Man

This Irish man is set to fly to Africa with a lawnmower engine on his back

May 31st 2016, 10:49 PM 19,874 Views 35 Comments

Oisín Creagh has been flying paramotors for the last ten years.

# africa - Saturday 30 April, 2016

The world's biggest ivory bonfire is happening right now
# Ashes To Ashes
# Ashes To Ashes

The world's biggest ivory bonfire is happening right now

Apr 30th 2016, 5:23 PM 20,176 Views 46 Comments

An estimated $100m worth of illegal ivory is being torched.

# africa - Monday 18 April, 2016

Irish-born UN Ambassador's motorcade hits and kills boy
# Cameroon
# Cameroon

Irish-born UN Ambassador's motorcade hits and kills boy

Apr 18th 2016, 8:36 PM 34,399 Views 25 Comments

A jeep in her motorcade hit the boy. She offered the boy’s family ‘profound condolences and our grief and heartbreak’.

# africa - Thursday 31 March, 2016

PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued
# Hope
# Hope

PHOTOS: This starving boy has made a wonderful recovery two months after being rescued

Mar 31st 2016, 10:56 PM 25,676 Views 38 Comments

His family reportedly abandoned him because they thought he was a witch.

# africa - Thursday 24 March, 2016

'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Families hire 'cutters' to remove any sensation for the girl and it's called a rite of passage'

Mar 24th 2016, 4:00 PM 1,048 Views 28 Comments

Extreme forms of mutilation can lead to difficulties in menstruation, painful intercourse, incontinence and infertility.

# africa - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Woman found guilty of 1997 baby kidnap
# South Africa
# South Africa

Woman found guilty of 1997 baby kidnap

Mar 10th 2016, 10:15 AM 27,692 Views 15 Comments

A coincidence reunited the girl with her biological family.

# africa - Saturday 6 February, 2016

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'
# Female Genital Mutilation
# Female Genital Mutilation

'I used a razor blade and often cut ten girls a day'

Feb 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 45,156 Views 80 Comments

There are over 140 million girls and woman across the world with cut genitals and this dangerous and painful practice continues today.

# africa - Friday 29 January, 2016

'I don't know if my child's been buried' - Images show possible mass graves after Burundi killings
# Conflict
# Conflict

'I don't know if my child's been buried' - Images show possible mass graves after Burundi killings

Jan 29th 2016, 6:01 AM 10,569 Views 2 Comments

The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he ran to take refuge has no idea where the boy’s body is.

# africa - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group
# Ansar Dine
# Ansar Dine

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

Jan 17th 2016, 8:11 AM 20,277 Views 17 Comments

The couple have lived in Burkina Faso for over 40 years.

# africa - Friday 27 November, 2015

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000
# Worldwide
# Worldwide

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

Nov 27th 2015, 6:58 PM 8,675 Views 17 Comments

The figures from UNICEF show it to be the number two cause of death among teenagers worldwide.

# africa - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years
# Ealing
# Ealing

Well-to-do London couple abducted boy from Nigeria and made him their slave for 24 years

Nov 18th 2015, 10:12 PM 37,975 Views 36 Comments

Dr Emmanuel Edet engaged in charity work for children in the developing world, while keeping a Nigerian “house boy” trapped in his home.

# africa - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit
# Amazing.com
# Amazing.com

A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit

Nov 4th 2015, 8:22 PM 17,821 Views 52 Comments

The jobs will be created in the technology and business sectors.

# africa - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict
# War Crimes
# War Crimes

Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict

Oct 29th 2015, 6:04 AM 17,435 Views 29 Comments

The African Union has accused South Sudanese forces of extreme violence since the country’s civil war began nearly two years ago.

# africa - Friday 16 October, 2015

A hunter has shot the biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years
# Elephant Hunt
# Elephant Hunt

A hunter has shot the biggest elephant killed in Africa for almost 30 years

Oct 16th 2015, 6:59 AM 23,246 Views 101 Comments

A German national paid the equivalent of €53,000 for a permit to land the bull elephant.

# africa - Friday 9 October, 2015

In photos: Can you think of a suitable Irish name for this baby giraffe?
# Search
# Search

In photos: Can you think of a suitable Irish name for this baby giraffe?

Oct 9th 2015, 10:49 PM 14,979 Views 141 Comments

Fota Wildlife Park is looking for your help.

# africa - Monday 28 September, 2015

4 things you need to know about the (now failed) coup in Burkina Faso
# Explainer
# Explainer

4 things you need to know about the (now failed) coup in Burkina Faso

Sep 28th 2015, 6:40 AM 20,082 Views 13 Comments

The country’s interim government was restored earlier this week after a week-long coup.

# africa - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people
# Sudan
# Sudan

Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people

Sep 17th 2015, 2:03 PM 7,626 Views 9 Comments

The explosion happened in the South Sudanese city of Maridi.

# africa - Thursday 10 September, 2015

Thousands are fleeing Eritrea - what are they running from?
# Migration Crisis
# Migration Crisis

Thousands are fleeing Eritrea - what are they running from?

Sep 10th 2015, 6:15 AM 39,338 Views 75 Comments

The country is producing around 4,000 migrants every single month.

# africa - Monday 7 September, 2015

Watch: Elephant sneaks up on Irish tourist and knocks him over
# Cheeky
# Cheeky

Watch: Elephant sneaks up on Irish tourist and knocks him over

Sep 7th 2015, 8:17 PM 23,882 Views 23 Comments

The elephant is said to have been startled as it had bad eyesight and only spotted the men at the last minute.

# africa - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Women and girls killed in crash at Swaziland festival where king chooses a new wife
# Reed Dance
# Reed Dance

Women and girls killed in crash at Swaziland festival where king chooses a new wife

Aug 29th 2015, 6:21 PM 27,039 Views 21 Comments

Up to 40,000 young women dance before the king during the Reed

# africa - Sunday 23 August, 2015

'Africa's North Korea' — the worst regime you've never heard of
# Eritrea
# Eritrea

'Africa's North Korea' — the worst regime you've never heard of

Aug 23rd 2015, 8:15 AM 34,390 Views 73 Comments

Thousands of refugees are trying to escape.

# africa - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions
# Global Health
# Global Health

Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions

Aug 19th 2015, 12:11 PM 14,071 Views 104 Comments

Complications from unsafe abortions can lead to chronic disability.

# africa - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered
# Hands Off
# Hands Off

The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered

Aug 18th 2015, 7:07 PM 8,534 Views 5 Comments

A 1.85 million-year-old bone from the little finger of a human ancestor has been discovered.

# africa - Monday 17 August, 2015

Feeling pressured by men, Ivory Coast women ignore ban on skin-whitening creams
# Chasing Fair Skin
# Chasing Fair Skin

Feeling pressured by men, Ivory Coast women ignore ban on skin-whitening creams

Aug 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 33,548 Views 46 Comments

The country banned lightening products earlier this year.

# africa - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Facebook billionaire gives millions of 'no strings attached' cash to poor people
# Like And Share
# Like And Share

Facebook billionaire gives millions of 'no strings attached' cash to poor people

Aug 4th 2015, 3:23 PM 29,366 Views 42 Comments

Could direct payments to those who need it most be the way forward?

# africa - Saturday 1 August, 2015

Heard of this African version of Sex and the City? It's pretty glamorous
# An African City
# An African City

Heard of this African version of Sex and the City? It's pretty glamorous

Aug 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 20,952 Views 11 Comments

The web series stars five ambitious women settling back in their native Ghana after living abroad.

# africa - Saturday 25 July, 2015

People in Kenya are naming their kids Air Force One in honour of Obama's visit
# Kenya Believe It
# Kenya Believe It

People in Kenya are naming their kids Air Force One in honour of Obama's visit

Jul 25th 2015, 2:49 PM 11,627 Views 60 Comments

Why not just Barack?

# africa - Wednesday 22 July, 2015

'My name belonged and so I belonged' - Barack Obama is about to return to his 'homeland'
# Kenya
# Kenya

'My name belonged and so I belonged' - Barack Obama is about to return to his 'homeland'

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:32 PM 20,036 Views 28 Comments

The president has visited Kenya before, but never as president.

# africa - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

Jul 1st 2015, 6:25 PM 23,330 Views 85 Comments

At least three have died in conflicts.

# africa - Saturday 20 June, 2015

What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?
# People Smuggling
# People Smuggling

What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?

Jun 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 7,881 Views 9 Comments

“If one of them falls, the others tap on the roof and I stop the van.”

# africa - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Chimpanzees have sessions, get drunk, go for a lie down - new study
# Mad Yokes
# Mad Yokes

Chimpanzees have sessions, get drunk, go for a lie down - new study

Jun 10th 2015, 8:46 PM 15,817 Views 33 Comments

SCIENCE.

# africa - Monday 25 May, 2015

To shape a fairer Africa in the next 50 years, we must listen to women
# Opinion
# Opinion

To shape a fairer Africa in the next 50 years, we must listen to women

May 25th 2015, 6:30 PM 84 Views 43 Comments

The African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063’ sets out a vision for the continent’s development over the next half-century – but how will it be reached?

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan
# War
# War

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan

May 25th 2015, 12:40 PM 10,588 Views 8 Comments

The country has been fighting since 2013.

# africa - Friday 22 May, 2015

'My life in Ireland is the normal tapestry of pleasure and pain – but the good far outweighs any bad'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'My life in Ireland is the normal tapestry of pleasure and pain – but the good far outweighs any bad'

May 22nd 2015, 8:00 AM 322 Views 27 Comments

It took me a little time to get used to a new culture, but I have discovered that Irish people love spreading happiness and positivity.

# africa - Thursday 21 May, 2015

'My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible'

May 21st 2015, 2:01 PM 573 Views 46 Comments

My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).

# africa - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be
# Fáilte
# Fáilte

Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be

Apr 30th 2015, 10:15 AM 33,393 Views 90 Comments

But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.

# africa - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war

Apr 29th 2015, 11:33 PM 33,586 Views 37 Comments

Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.