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#Africa

# africa - Saturday 7 February, 2015

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

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

Feb 7th 2015, 4:30 PM 9,878 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
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# EBOLA

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

Feb 4th 2015, 8:00 PM 17 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
# The Unlikely Lads

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

Jan 25th 2015, 10:05 PM 7,224 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
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# Mali

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

Jan 23rd 2015, 8:00 PM 176 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
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# Nigeria

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

Jan 21st 2015, 3:06 PM 13,596 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
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# Support

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

Jan 17th 2015, 7:00 PM 127 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
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# 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
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# Sub-Saharan Africa

Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV

Jan 9th 2015, 7:00 AM 12,279 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
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# Embassy Bombings

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

Jan 5th 2015, 12:22 PM 7,535 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
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# Not Going Away

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

Jan 3rd 2015, 8:15 AM 5,924 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
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# Progress

HIV may be evolving to become less deadly

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:01 AM 11,656 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
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# Man's Best Friend

How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa

Nov 29th 2014, 4:00 PM 10,827 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
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# Irish Abroad

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

Nov 20th 2014, 3:32 PM 17,963 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
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# NPR

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

Nov 19th 2014, 11:12 PM 63,621 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 2,791 Views 0 Comments

Nature, you incredible.

# africa - Sunday 2 November, 2014

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

Here's how our President is getting on in Africa

Nov 2nd 2014, 5:20 PM 8,513 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
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# Black Spring

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

Oct 30th 2014, 2:35 PM 7,425 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
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# All Clear

Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola

Oct 21st 2014, 4:59 PM 11,783 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
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# Photographs

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

Oct 18th 2014, 9:15 AM 25,991 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
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# Ceasefire

Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released

Oct 17th 2014, 4:07 PM 7,815 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
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# 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
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# EBOLA

'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'

Oct 11th 2014, 7:50 AM 7,451 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
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# Prep

Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan

Oct 10th 2014, 7:24 PM 15,289 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
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# Suspect Cases

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

Oct 7th 2014, 9:25 PM 21,177 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
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# One Campaign

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

Oct 6th 2014, 6:33 PM 7,733 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
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# United Nations

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

Oct 1st 2014, 1:15 PM 48 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'
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# Help Wanted

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

Oct 1st 2014, 12:23 PM 5,712 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
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# Outbreak

Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year

Sep 26th 2014, 9:50 PM 8,463 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
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# EBOLA

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

Sep 26th 2014, 6:45 AM 3,017 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
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# Endangered

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

Sep 18th 2014, 7:31 AM 8,026 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
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# Overseas Aid

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

Sep 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 20 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.

# africa - Monday 8 September, 2014

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

Another new species of dinosaur has been discovered

Sep 8th 2014, 10:30 PM 9,405 Views 17 Comments

This time in Tanzania.

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

Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent

Sep 8th 2014, 7:04 PM 23,730 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
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# A History Of Violence

Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted

Sep 5th 2014, 9:40 AM 7,647 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
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# TURF'S UP

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

Sep 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 17,463 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
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# Military Coup

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

Aug 30th 2014, 2:45 PM 6,231 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
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# Vaccine

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

Aug 30th 2014, 8:30 AM 6,755 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
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# Outbreak

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

Aug 26th 2014, 10:44 PM 22,857 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
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# 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
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# Explainer

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

Aug 21st 2014, 8:33 PM 25,515 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.