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#Africa

# africa - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 74 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
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# Underestimated

WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think

Aug 15th 2014, 7:26 AM 20,947 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
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Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision

Aug 11th 2014, 7:15 PM 20,641 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
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# Lagos

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

Aug 9th 2014, 3:15 PM 9,667 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
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Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak

Aug 8th 2014, 7:30 AM 6,819 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
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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
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# Spreading

Ireland pledges €120,000 to help contain Ebola outbreak

Aug 6th 2014, 12:03 PM 5,889 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
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# Ebola Outbreak

World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola

Aug 5th 2014, 10:17 AM 4,458 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
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Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria

Aug 4th 2014, 2:46 PM 10,916 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"
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# Africa

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

Aug 2nd 2014, 8:18 AM 15,826 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
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# 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 11,651 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
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# Outbreak

World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan

Aug 1st 2014, 8:24 AM 5,019 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
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# Outbreak

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

Jul 31st 2014, 12:05 PM 5,970 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
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# 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
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# Outbreak

Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?

Jul 30th 2014, 7:00 AM 18,846 Views 35 Comments

This video shows how the infection takes hold.

# africa - Saturday 26 July, 2014

The 9 at 9: Saturday
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# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Jul 26th 2014, 8:47 AM 10,190 Views 6 Comments

It’s the weekend – and here’s everything that you need to know as you start your day.

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

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

Jul 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 12,279 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'
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# Crash

Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'

Jul 25th 2014, 7:38 AM 15,822 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
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# 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 32,319 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
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# 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
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# On The Frontline

Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app

Jul 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 15,096 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
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# Catastrophe

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

Jul 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,263 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
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# Princess Emily

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

Jul 13th 2014, 11:48 AM 4,670 Views 2 Comments

That’s one devoted dad.

# africa - Friday 11 July, 2014

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

Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa

Jul 11th 2014, 7:15 AM 3,978 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
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# Illegal Trade

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

Jul 10th 2014, 7:30 AM 4,698 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
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# Nigeria

Boko Haram have abducted another SIXTY women and girls

Jun 24th 2014, 6:19 PM 17,204 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
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# 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 73 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
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# 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 17,670 Views 42 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
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# Al Shabab

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

Jun 16th 2014, 8:06 AM 5,938 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
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# Hunted Down

Kenya's largest elephant has been killed by poachers

Jun 14th 2014, 11:36 AM 26,844 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
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Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to death to be freed 'within days'

Jun 1st 2014, 9:45 AM 10,644 Views 44 Comments

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

# africa - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

500 African migrants leapt a fence into Spanish territory today
# Out Of Africa
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# Out Of Africa

500 African migrants leapt a fence into Spanish territory today

May 28th 2014, 9:50 PM 14,911 Views 83 Comments

At least 1,000 sub-Saharan Africans had joined in the pre-dawn attempt to enter Melilla, one of two Spanish-held cities on the northern coast of Africa.

# africa - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Opinion: It is a great feeling knowing that your children can call Ireland home
# Africa Day
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# Africa Day

Opinion: It is a great feeling knowing that your children can call Ireland home

May 25th 2014, 9:00 AM 572 Views 99 Comments

The longer one stays in Ireland and gets to know Irish people, the nuances and craic and communities.

# africa - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met
# Africa Day
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Opinion: I was a vulnerable girl when I came to Ireland, and I’m forever grateful to the loving friends I met

May 24th 2014, 12:00 PM 622 Views 21 Comments

As an orphan in Uganda, I was faced with a lot of challenges growing up. But when I moved to Ireland my life changed: I felt safe.

# africa - Friday 23 May, 2014

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work
# Africa Day
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# Africa Day

Opinion: Equality and social justice for women is my life’s work

May 23rd 2014, 1:00 PM 307 Views 41 Comments

In the run-up to Africa Day, Salome Mbugua discusses her social justice work in Ireland and various African countries.

# africa - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Column: With a positive attitude and determination to succeed, the sky is the limit
# Africa Day
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# Africa Day

Column: With a positive attitude and determination to succeed, the sky is the limit

May 22nd 2014, 1:00 PM 29 Views 33 Comments

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this weekend. Here, entrepreneur Timi Martins talks about being an entrepreneur in Ireland.

# africa - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Column: Dance has the ability to bring people together, no matter where they're from
# Africa Day
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# Africa Day

Column: Dance has the ability to bring people together, no matter where they're from

May 21st 2014, 1:00 PM 2,225 Views 13 Comments

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide. Here, student and dancer Onai Tafuma writes about her life in Ireland.

# africa - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Column: 'Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent'
# Africa Day
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# Africa Day

Column: 'Africa is not a single country, many countries and cultures make up the continent'

May 20th 2014, 1:03 PM 144 Views 58 Comments

Africa Day celebrations are taking place nationwide this week. Here, writer and broadcaster Carol Azams writes about her life in Ireland.

Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead
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# South Sudan

Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead

May 20th 2014, 8:00 AM 22 Views 2 Comments

The crisis in South Sudan is now at a tipping point – we cannot afford to wait. The history books will pass their judgement on how we now react.

# africa - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram
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# Kidnapped

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigeria says it will talk to Boko Haram

May 14th 2014, 10:19 AM 3,937 Views 11 Comments

Meanwhile, a regional governor has said that all of the girls shown in a video release by the militant group had been identified as students in the school attacked last month.