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# africa - Saturday 6 February, 2016

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

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

Feb 6th 2016, 7:45 AM 44,141 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
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# 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
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# Ansar Dine

Australian couple in their 80s kidnapped by African Islamist group

Jan 17th 2016, 8:11 AM 20,262 Views 16 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
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# Worldwide

Number of teenagers dying from AIDS has tripled since 2000

Nov 27th 2015, 6:58 PM 8,670 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
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# Ealing

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

Nov 18th 2015, 10:12 PM 37,918 Views 38 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
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# 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
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# War Crimes

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

Oct 29th 2015, 6:04 AM 17,351 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
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# Elephant Hunt

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

Oct 16th 2015, 6:59 AM 23,233 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
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# Search

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

Oct 9th 2015, 10:49 PM 14,960 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
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# Explainer

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

Sep 28th 2015, 6:40 AM 20,073 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
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# 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
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# Migration Crisis

Thousands are fleeing Eritrea - what are they running from?

Sep 10th 2015, 6:15 AM 39,318 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
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# Cheeky

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

Sep 7th 2015, 8:17 PM 23,876 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
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# Reed Dance

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

Aug 29th 2015, 6:21 PM 27,038 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
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# Eritrea

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 8:15 AM 34,336 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
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# Global Health

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

Aug 19th 2015, 12:11 PM 14,063 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
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# Hands Off

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

Aug 18th 2015, 7:07 PM 8,526 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
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# Chasing Fair Skin

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

Aug 17th 2015, 6:10 AM 33,241 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
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# Like And Share

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

Aug 4th 2015, 3:23 PM 29,341 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
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# An African City

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

Aug 1st 2015, 10:30 AM 20,914 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
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# 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 11,601 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
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# Kenya

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

Jul 22nd 2015, 10:32 PM 20,031 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
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# Arab Spring

40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas

Jul 1st 2015, 6:25 PM 23,327 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
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# People Smuggling

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

Jun 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 7,876 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
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# Mad Yokes

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

Jun 10th 2015, 8:46 PM 15,659 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
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# Opinion

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

May 25th 2015, 6:30 PM 81 Views 108 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
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# War

Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan

May 25th 2015, 12:40 PM 10,572 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
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# 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 305 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
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# Opinion

'My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible'

May 21st 2015, 2:01 PM 534 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
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# Fáilte

Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be

Apr 30th 2015, 10:15 AM 33,265 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
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# Central African Republic

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

Apr 29th 2015, 11:33 PM 33,400 Views 38 Comments

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

# africa - Sunday 19 April, 2015

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

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

Apr 19th 2015, 4:15 PM 19,077 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
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# 147 Not Just A Number

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

Apr 7th 2015, 8:45 PM 8,289 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
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# EBOLA

Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency

Mar 20th 2015, 10:45 AM 6,862 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
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# Mike Porcaro

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

Mar 16th 2015, 7:53 AM 16,600 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
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# 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 63,137 Views 59 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
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# Witchcraft

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

Mar 12th 2015, 5:01 PM 20,185 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
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# One Year On

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

Mar 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 12,023 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
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# Boko Haram

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

Feb 20th 2015, 6:15 AM 15,745 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
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# Not A Racist

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

Feb 19th 2015, 6:14 PM 9,908 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.