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# africa - Sunday 19 April, 2015

Stampede by terrified passengers may have led to 700 deaths in shipwreck
# Migrant Boat
# Migrant Boat

Stampede by terrified passengers may have led to 700 deaths in shipwreck

Apr 19th 2015, 4:15 PM 19,083 Views 130 Comments

The boat capsized off Libya.

# africa - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

People are making sure victims of the Kenyan massacre are not forgotten
# 147 Not Just A Number
# 147 Not Just A Number

People are making sure victims of the Kenyan massacre are not forgotten

Apr 7th 2015, 8:45 PM 8,299 Views 14 Comments

The names of the deceased and their stories are being shared on Twitter.

# africa - Friday 20 March, 2015

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

Mar 20th 2015, 10:45 AM 6,871 Views 10 Comments

In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.

# africa - Monday 16 March, 2015

Toto's bass player "now at peace" after dying in his sleep
# Mike Porcaro
# Mike Porcaro

Toto's bass player "now at peace" after dying in his sleep

Mar 16th 2015, 7:53 AM 16,683 Views 10 Comments

He had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2007.

# africa - Sunday 15 March, 2015

How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?
# Under The Same Sun
# Under The Same Sun

How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?

Mar 15th 2015, 8:30 PM 63,151 Views 57 Comments

The president has described a spate of killings and maimings as an embarrassment.

# africa - Thursday 12 March, 2015

Albino people 'killed for their body parts' in spate of Malawi murders
# Witchcraft
# Witchcraft

Albino people 'killed for their body parts' in spate of Malawi murders

Mar 12th 2015, 5:01 PM 20,193 Views 27 Comments

Malawian albino people are “living in fear of being attacked or killed”.

# africa - Monday 9 March, 2015

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind
# One Year On
# One Year On

The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind

Mar 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,031 Views 5 Comments

The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.

# africa - Friday 20 February, 2015

This map shows what Africa's deadliest terror group may be planning next
# Boko Haram
# Boko Haram

This map shows what Africa's deadliest terror group may be planning next

Feb 20th 2015, 6:15 AM 15,748 Views 24 Comments

The group’s activities are shifting east and concentrating on border areas.

# africa - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Zuma: I'm not racist, white people won't be chased out of South Africa
# Not A Racist
# Not A Racist

Zuma: I'm not racist, white people won't be chased out of South Africa

Feb 19th 2015, 6:14 PM 9,941 Views 42 Comments

However he said would never stop talking about history because children should know the country’s past to ensure that mistakes were not repeated.

# africa - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Baby Mamanie lost her parents and grandparents. But she's considered "lucky"
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Baby Mamanie lost her parents and grandparents. But she's considered "lucky"

Feb 7th 2015, 4:30 PM 9,883 Views 2 Comments

GOAL brings us the story of one survivor of the deadly virus.

# africa - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 22 Views 4 Comments

The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.

# africa - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Incredible scenes as AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea qualify for quarter-finals
# The Unlikely Lads
From The42
# The Unlikely Lads

Incredible scenes as AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea qualify for quarter-finals

Jan 25th 2015, 10:05 PM 7,225 Views 9 Comments

The team’s manager Esteban Becker was only appointed 11 days before the tournament began.

# africa - Friday 23 January, 2015

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war
# Mali
# Mali

Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war

Jan 23rd 2015, 8:00 PM 179 Views 12 Comments

The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.

# africa - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: "I challenge you to attack me now"
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: "I challenge you to attack me now"

Jan 21st 2015, 3:06 PM 13,599 Views 36 Comments

Hundreds are feared to have been killed in the group’s latest attacks.

# africa - Saturday 17 January, 2015

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR
# Support
# Support

Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR

Jan 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 136 Views 3 Comments

“Sophie was on a bus going to the market in Boguila in northwest Central African Republic when it was stopped by a group of armed men.”

# africa - Saturday 10 January, 2015

An African moon mission is in the works, but they're having trouble getting funding off the ground
# Africa2Moon
# Africa2Moon

An African moon mission is in the works, but they're having trouble getting funding off the ground

Jan 10th 2015, 8:31 PM 23,186 Views 92 Comments

They’ve raised just €11,000 of a €126,000 target.

# africa - Friday 9 January, 2015

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV
# Sub-Saharan Africa
# Sub-Saharan Africa

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Jan 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,289 Views 17 Comments

Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.

# africa - Monday 5 January, 2015

Suspected Al-Qaeda leader dies in US just days ahead of trial
# Embassy Bombings
# Embassy Bombings

Suspected Al-Qaeda leader dies in US just days ahead of trial

Jan 5th 2015, 12:22 PM 7,536 Views 30 Comments

He was accused of being involved in the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998.

# africa - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims
# Not Going Away
# Not Going Away

Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:15 AM 5,926 Views 42 Comments

The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.

# africa - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly
# Progress
# Progress

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:01 AM 11,657 Views 27 Comments

As the virus adapts to the human immune system in order to survive longer, it weakens its own ability to cause disease, according to new research.

# africa - Saturday 29 November, 2014

How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa
# Man's Best Friend
# Man's Best Friend

How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa

Nov 29th 2014, 4:00 PM 10,850 Views 6 Comments

They’re being used to track down poachers.

# africa - Thursday 20 November, 2014

50,000 Irish citizens could be affected by Obama's immigration law change
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

50,000 Irish citizens could be affected by Obama's immigration law change

Nov 20th 2014, 3:32 PM 17,967 Views 52 Comments

The President will be using his power to create a system that better facilitates undocumented immigrants.

# africa - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

America's main public broadcaster is not happy with our ministers
# NPR
# NPR

America's main public broadcaster is not happy with our ministers

Nov 19th 2014, 11:12 PM 63,648 Views 117 Comments

Not happy. Not one little bit.

# africa - Monday 10 November, 2014

Tiny porcupine successfully fights off 17 curious lions
# Spiky
From The Daily Edge
# Spiky

Tiny porcupine successfully fights off 17 curious lions

Nov 10th 2014, 4:30 PM 2,799 Views 0 Comments

Nature, you incredible.

# africa - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa
# Michael D Abroad
# Michael D Abroad

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa

Nov 2nd 2014, 5:20 PM 8,521 Views 23 Comments

He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.

# africa - Thursday 30 October, 2014

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power
# Black Spring
# Black Spring

Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power

Oct 30th 2014, 2:35 PM 7,428 Views 15 Comments

The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.

# africa - Tuesday 21 October, 2014

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola
# All Clear
# All Clear

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

Oct 21st 2014, 4:59 PM 11,787 Views 50 Comments

Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.

# africa - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola
# Photographs
# Photographs

Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola

Oct 18th 2014, 9:15 AM 26,070 Views 13 Comments

In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.

# africa - Friday 17 October, 2014

Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released
# Ceasefire
# Ceasefire

Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released

Oct 17th 2014, 4:07 PM 7,818 Views 12 Comments

Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.

# africa - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola
# Virus
# Virus

The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola

Oct 15th 2014, 11:08 PM 7,797 Views 18 Comments

President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.

# africa - Saturday 11 October, 2014

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:50 AM 7,452 Views 18 Comments

The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.

# africa - Friday 10 October, 2014

Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan
# Prep
# Prep

Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan

Oct 10th 2014, 7:24 PM 15,290 Views 60 Comments

Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.

# africa - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain
# Suspect Cases
# Suspect Cases

WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain

Oct 7th 2014, 9:25 PM 21,178 Views 57 Comments

A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.

# africa - Monday 6 October, 2014

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries
# One Campaign
# One Campaign

Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries

Oct 6th 2014, 6:33 PM 7,822 Views 58 Comments

Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.

# africa - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
# United Nations
# United Nations

Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'

Oct 1st 2014, 1:15 PM 59 Views 14 Comments

The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'
# Help Wanted
# Help Wanted

'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'

Oct 1st 2014, 12:23 PM 5,715 Views 21 Comments

Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.

# africa - Friday 26 September, 2014

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

Sep 26th 2014, 9:50 PM 8,469 Views 24 Comments

The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.

European doctors urge governments to "mobilise" in fight against Ebola
# EBOLA
# EBOLA

European doctors urge governments to "mobilise" in fight against Ebola

Sep 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 3,018 Views 8 Comments

Irish medical personnel are among those who have signed the letter calling on western governments to join the fight.

# africa - Thursday 18 September, 2014

Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas
# Endangered
# Endangered

Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas

Sep 18th 2014, 7:31 AM 8,067 Views 4 Comments

The poachers say hunting was the only way to make a living.

# africa - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Column: 'It is time to re-think what we think we know about Africa'
# Overseas Aid
# Overseas Aid

Column: 'It is time to re-think what we think we know about Africa'

Sep 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 21 Views 16 Comments

Clearly, people in Ireland support the principle of overseas aid, but they are not convinced our aid is actually making a difference.