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#Africa

# africa - Thursday 10 August, 2017

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea
# Yemen
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# Yemen

At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea

Aug 10th 2017, 8:43 PM 16,718 Views 16 Comments

The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.

# africa - Thursday 20 July, 2017

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
# Boko Haram
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# Boko Haram

'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'

Jul 20th 2017, 6:15 AM 15,032 Views 11 Comments

People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.

# africa - Sunday 9 July, 2017

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
# Medecins Sans Frontieres
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# Medecins Sans Frontieres

Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'

Jul 9th 2017, 3:00 PM 2,396 Views 3 Comments

The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.

# africa - Tuesday 4 July, 2017

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
# South Sudan
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# South Sudan

'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'

Jul 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 56,412 Views 59 Comments

Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.

# africa - Monday 26 June, 2017

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved
# Lifesavers
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# Lifesavers

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Jun 26th 2017, 10:26 AM 15,253 Views 58 Comments

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

# africa - Thursday 22 June, 2017

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff
# Brain Drain
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# Brain Drain

As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff

Jun 22nd 2017, 12:21 PM 28,231 Views 58 Comments

Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.

# africa - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award
# José Eduardo Agualusa
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# José Eduardo Agualusa

A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award

Jun 21st 2017, 12:00 PM 10,269 Views 2 Comments

We spoke to its author, Angolan native José Eduardo Agualusa.

# africa - Sunday 11 June, 2017

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
# Human Trafficking
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# Human Trafficking

'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions

Jun 11th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,301 Views 18 Comments

The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.

# africa - Saturday 25 March, 2017

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter
# Gelatin Remedy
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# Gelatin Remedy

China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter

Mar 25th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,995 Views 25 Comments

The donkey gelatin industry is said to be worth millions of dollars in China, which is now looking to Africa to satisfy new demand.

# africa - Monday 13 March, 2017

Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa
# Siwaphiwe Mbambo
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# Siwaphiwe Mbambo

Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa

Mar 13th 2017, 4:33 PM 16,041 Views 0 Comments

The woman had claimed her car was hijacked with her baby inside.

# africa - Saturday 11 March, 2017

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
# Famine
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# Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

Mar 11th 2017, 7:52 AM 10,668 Views 48 Comments

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

# africa - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
# Famine
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# Famine

Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

Feb 25th 2017, 2:00 PM 8,786 Views 8 Comments

Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.

# africa - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth
# Boris In Banjul
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# Boris In Banjul

Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth

Feb 15th 2017, 4:14 PM 14,374 Views 29 Comments

The UK foreign secretary refused to answer questions on his views of colonialism.

# africa - Sunday 29 January, 2017

The people still fighting leprosy, years after the world stopped paying attention to it
# Biblical
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# Biblical

The people still fighting leprosy, years after the world stopped paying attention to it

Jan 29th 2017, 11:30 AM 21,021 Views 9 Comments

More than 200,000 people still get leprosy every year.

# africa - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in
# Unrest
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# Unrest

Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in

Jan 19th 2017, 9:36 AM 10,107 Views 16 Comments

Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.

# africa - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia
# Evacuation
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# Evacuation

Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia

Jan 18th 2017, 4:51 PM 19,552 Views 12 Comments

Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.

# africa - Monday 16 January, 2017

Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year
# PREDICTION
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# PREDICTION

Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year

Jan 16th 2017, 10:31 PM 20,122 Views 25 Comments

The priest had even given a date.

# africa - Friday 23 December, 2016

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'
# Unfamiliar Territory
# Unfamiliar Territory

'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'

Dec 23rd 2016, 9:00 PM 7,849 Views 0 Comments

Donal Lenihan recalls when the Irish team travelled to a town in the middle of the desert in southern Namibia

People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic
# Fake Plastic Rice
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# Fake Plastic Rice

People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic

Dec 23rd 2016, 3:08 PM 16,503 Views 21 Comments

The country’s inflation is running at 18.5%, driven by higher food prices partly caused by a ban on rice imports.

# africa - Saturday 17 December, 2016

92-year-old Mugabe backed to continue his rule over Zimbabwe
# Harare Situation
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# Harare Situation

92-year-old Mugabe backed to continue his rule over Zimbabwe

Dec 17th 2016, 5:21 PM 9,728 Views 53 Comments

He has led the country for 36 years.

# africa - Friday 2 December, 2016

A former Argos security guard has just toppled an African tyrant
# Shock Victory
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# Shock Victory

A former Argos security guard has just toppled an African tyrant

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:44 PM 24,938 Views 13 Comments

The 22-year-rule of Yahya Jammeh has ended.

# africa - Friday 21 October, 2016

Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey
# Global Youth
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# Global Youth

Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey

Oct 21st 2016, 10:52 AM 16,276 Views 42 Comments

The Global Youth Development Index ranks countries in terms of prospects and opportunities for young people.

# africa - Sunday 16 October, 2016

'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine
# Rwanda's Zips
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# Rwanda's Zips

'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine

Oct 16th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,706 Views 5 Comments

On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.

Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear
# Nice Suit
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# Nice Suit

Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear

Oct 16th 2016, 9:30 AM 16,609 Views 5 Comments

Three piece suits are often the order of the day.

# africa - Friday 14 October, 2016

Colaiste Lurgan's cover of Toto's Africa is the Friday night anthem we deserve
# Africa
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# Africa

Colaiste Lurgan's cover of Toto's Africa is the Friday night anthem we deserve

Oct 14th 2016, 4:03 PM 17,368 Views 6 Comments

Big buala bos!

# africa - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa
# Bóthar Ark
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# Bóthar Ark

Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa

Oct 11th 2016, 10:02 PM 29,127 Views 60 Comments

The Bóthar Ark has flown with a cargo of Irish-donated animals which will be presented to farming families in Rwanda.

# africa - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
# Redemption
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# Redemption

Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison

Sep 11th 2016, 9:15 AM 19,449 Views 6 Comments

Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.

# africa - Friday 2 September, 2016

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there
# Outbreak Fears
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# Outbreak Fears

Asian and African countries face Zika risk due to high volume of people travelling there

Sep 2nd 2016, 6:10 AM 7,396 Views 5 Comments

The World Health Organisation has declared the virus a global public health emergency.

# africa - Sunday 14 August, 2016

One man's dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way this week
# Lawnmower Man
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# Lawnmower Man

One man's dream project to fly from Ireland to Africa by lawnmower gets under way this week

Aug 14th 2016, 8:45 AM 15,970 Views 20 Comments

Yes lawnmower. Or paramotor to give it its proper title. Oisín Creagh’s peculiar journey should take about a month.

# africa - Friday 5 August, 2016

The party of Nelson Mandela has had its worst electoral result since apartheid
# Backlash
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# Backlash

The party of Nelson Mandela has had its worst electoral result since apartheid

Aug 5th 2016, 8:04 PM 10,481 Views 44 Comments

The ANC has even lost control of the municipality of Nelson Mandela Bay.

# africa - Friday 15 July, 2016

Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital
# Unburied Bodies
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# Unburied Bodies

Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital

Jul 15th 2016, 7:00 PM 14,708 Views 10 Comments

Those who fled the latest violence described a campaign of wanton destruction.

# africa - Sunday 10 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 10th 2016, 7:01 PM 21,341 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
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# Child Brides

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

Jul 10th 2016, 9:15 AM 23,054 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
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# 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 19,252 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
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# Lawnmower Man

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

May 31st 2016, 10:49 PM 19,829 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
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# Ashes To Ashes

The world's biggest ivory bonfire is happening right now

Apr 30th 2016, 5:23 PM 20,170 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
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# Cameroon

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

Apr 18th 2016, 8:36 PM 34,390 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
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# Hope

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

Mar 31st 2016, 10:56 PM 25,667 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
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# 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 996 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
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# South Africa

Woman found guilty of 1997 baby kidnap

Mar 10th 2016, 10:15 AM 27,690 Views 15 Comments

A coincidence reunited the girl with her biological family.