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# africa - Monday 8 September, 2014

Another new species of dinosaur has been discovered
# Plant-eating Dino
# Plant-eating Dino

Another new species of dinosaur has been discovered

Sep 8th 2014, 10:30 PM 9,407 Views 17 Comments

This time in Tanzania.

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent
# Horrific
# Horrific

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Sep 8th 2014, 7:04 PM 23,741 Views 47 Comments

Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.

# africa - Friday 5 September, 2014

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted
# A History Of Violence
# A History Of Violence

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Sep 5th 2014, 9:40 AM 7,676 Views 32 Comments

Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.

# africa - Wednesday 3 September, 2014

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
# TURF'S UP
# TURF'S UP

How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 17,513 Views 28 Comments

…Especially women and children.

# africa - Saturday 30 August, 2014

'I will not go back to get killed': Lesotho PM flees to South Africa
# Military Coup
# Military Coup

'I will not go back to get killed': Lesotho PM flees to South Africa

Aug 30th 2014, 2:45 PM 6,234 Views 11 Comments

Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

Aug 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,758 Views 15 Comments

There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.

# africa - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland

Aug 26th 2014, 10:44 PM 22,863 Views 38 Comments

The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.

# africa - Monday 25 August, 2014

Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo
# Separate But Related
# Separate But Related

Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo

Aug 25th 2014, 7:29 AM 7,027 Views 8 Comments

That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.

# africa - Thursday 21 August, 2014

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?

Aug 21st 2014, 8:33 PM 25,542 Views 29 Comments

Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.

# africa - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do
# Daily Life
# Daily Life

Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do

Aug 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 75 Views 10 Comments

Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.

# africa - Friday 15 August, 2014

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
# Underestimated
# Underestimated

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

Aug 15th 2014, 7:26 AM 20,950 Views 26 Comments

The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.

# africa - Monday 11 August, 2014

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision
# Health
# Health

Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

Aug 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 20,677 Views 36 Comments

The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.

# africa - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎
# Lagos
# Lagos

Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎

Aug 9th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,669 Views 23 Comments

It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.

# africa - Friday 8 August, 2014

Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak
# Virus
# Virus

Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak

Aug 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,820 Views 17 Comments

The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.

# africa - Thursday 7 August, 2014

State of emergency declared in Liberia over deadly Ebola outbreak
# Virus
# Virus

State of emergency declared in Liberia over deadly Ebola outbreak

Aug 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,311 Views 14 Comments

The deadly disease has killed around two-thirds of those affected.

# africa - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Ireland pledges €120,000 to help contain Ebola outbreak
# Spreading
# Spreading

Ireland pledges €120,000 to help contain Ebola outbreak

Aug 6th 2014, 12:03 PM 5,890 Views 29 Comments

WARNING: This article contains an image of a graphic nature.

# africa - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola
# Ebola Outbreak
# Ebola Outbreak

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola

Aug 5th 2014, 10:17 AM 4,459 Views 23 Comments

A second American is due to land in America today, while it is “unlikely” a third American has contacted the disease.

# africa - Monday 4 August, 2014

Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria

Aug 4th 2014, 2:46 PM 10,918 Views 38 Comments

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.

# africa - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it"
# Africa
# Africa

Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it"

Aug 2nd 2014, 8:18 AM 15,827 Views 66 Comments

The World Health Organisation says consequences could be “catastrophic” if the disease continues to spread.

# africa - Friday 1 August, 2014

'Crisis team' set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship
# Fresh Violence
# Fresh Violence

'Crisis team' set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship

Aug 1st 2014, 8:40 PM 11,654 Views 33 Comments

Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.

World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan

Aug 1st 2014, 8:24 AM 5,023 Views 21 Comments

The outbreak has been called “an extraordinary challenge”.

# africa - Thursday 31 July, 2014

Sierra Leone declares "Stay At Home Day" in bid to curb ebola
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Sierra Leone declares "Stay At Home Day" in bid to curb ebola

Jul 31st 2014, 12:05 PM 5,971 Views 20 Comments

An American doctor who contracted the disease is said to have made a slight recovery.

# africa - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Canadian doctor quarantined as ebola outbreak continues to spread
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Canadian doctor quarantined as ebola outbreak continues to spread

Jul 30th 2014, 10:40 AM 16,498 Views 38 Comments

The death toll now stands at 672 in the deadliest outbreak of the disease ever.

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?

Jul 30th 2014, 7:00 AM 18,851 Views 35 Comments

This video shows how the infection takes hold.

# africa - Saturday 26 July, 2014

More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history
# Molecular Shark
# Molecular Shark

More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history

Jul 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,281 Views 70 Comments

Religious belief, social mores, misinformation and a general mistrust of conventional medicine are all contributing to the spread of the deadly virus.

# africa - Friday 25 July, 2014

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'
# Crash
# Crash

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'

Jul 25th 2014, 7:38 AM 15,827 Views 27 Comments

France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.

This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa - and he's pretty serious about it
# Bir Tawil
# Bir Tawil

This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa - and he's pretty serious about it

Jul 25th 2014, 7:15 AM 32,336 Views 60 Comments

Jeremiah Heaton wants to turn the area into an agricultural hub for the region.

# africa - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people crashed - Reports
# AH5017
# AH5017

Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people crashed - Reports

Jul 24th 2014, 3:08 PM 72,207 Views 146 Comments

Storms were reported in the area when the plane went missing last night

# africa - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app
# On The Frontline
# On The Frontline

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 15,126 Views 11 Comments

It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.

# africa - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR
# Catastrophe
# Catastrophe

Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR

Jul 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,272 Views 5 Comments

A total of 2,599 people died by gunshot, machete attacks or grenades in a six-month period.

# africa - Sunday 13 July, 2014

Man founds 'new nation' in Africa so his daughter can be a princess
# Princess Emily
From The Daily Edge
# Princess Emily

Man founds 'new nation' in Africa so his daughter can be a princess

Jul 13th 2014, 11:48 AM 4,712 Views 2 Comments

That’s one devoted dad.

# africa - Friday 11 July, 2014

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

Jul 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,993 Views 6 Comments

The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.

# africa - Thursday 10 July, 2014

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
# Illegal Trade
# Illegal Trade

African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group

Jul 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,702 Views 9 Comments

CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.

# africa - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

Boko Haram have abducted another SIXTY women and girls
# Nigeria
# Nigeria

Boko Haram have abducted another SIXTY women and girls

Jun 24th 2014, 6:19 PM 17,207 Views 89 Comments

The militant group has been holding over 200 schoolgirls captive since mid-April.

# africa - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?
# Central African Republic
# Central African Republic

Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?

Jun 22nd 2014, 7:30 PM 86 Views 12 Comments

The Central African Republic doesn’t stir associations like Liberia or Egypt, and this anonymity is contributing to human suffering of catastrophic proportions.

# africa - Monday 16 June, 2014

After 7 years and almost €7 million, super banana will face its first human trial
# This S**t Is Bananas
# This S**t Is Bananas

After 7 years and almost €7 million, super banana will face its first human trial

Jun 16th 2014, 12:45 PM 17,694 Views 43 Comments

The banana may look like other bananas but on the inside it’s a whole other story.

Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.
# Al Shabab
# Al Shabab

Militants attack Kenyan town as residents watch World Cup. 48 people killed.

Jun 16th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,939 Views 16 Comments

Authorities are blaming al-Shabab, Somalia’s al-Qaida-linked terror group, for the attack at Mpeketoni.

# africa - Saturday 14 June, 2014

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers
# Hunted Down
# Hunted Down

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

Jun 14th 2014, 11:36 AM 26,864 Views 97 Comments

Distressing images. Satao was one last surviving of the ‘great tuskers’.

# africa - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death to be freed 'within days'
# Sudan
# Sudan

Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death to be freed 'within days'

Jun 1st 2014, 9:45 AM 10,647 Views 44 Comments

Meriam Ibrahim was condemned to death by flogging and hanging for marrying a Christian man.