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# africa - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Spain confirms journalists murdered after abduction in Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

Spain confirms journalists murdered after abduction in Burkina Faso

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 2:00 PM 35,295 Views 10 Comments

An Irishman was also taken during the attack.

# africa - Friday 19 March, 2021

First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

First female president of Tanzania sworn in after death of Magufuli from mystery illness

Mar 19th 2021, 8:29 AM 15,748 Views 12 Comments

Questions remain over the true cause of the late president’s death, after multiple rumours he had Covid-19 or had sought treatment abroad.

# africa - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61
# Africa
# Africa

Tanzania’s Covid-sceptic President John Magufuli dies aged 61

Mar 18th 2021, 7:10 AM 32,412 Views 20 Comments

He had said last year that Tanzania had eradicated Covid through three days of national prayer.

# africa - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Leaders track progress on African bid to 'silence guns'
# Fighting Violence
# Fighting Violence

Leaders track progress on African bid to 'silence guns'

Dec 6th 2020, 3:58 PM 11,857 Views 6 Comments

The Africa Union (AU) adopted a plan in 2013 to silence guns on the continent by the year 2020.

# africa - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Namibia is planning to sell 170 live elephants because of drought and conflict
# Overpopulation
# Overpopulation

Namibia is planning to sell 170 live elephants because of drought and conflict

Dec 3rd 2020, 10:00 PM 18,730 Views 30 Comments

The government had been criticised for shooting elephants to control overpopulation.

# africa - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Africa records two million coronavirus cases amid fears of fresh surge
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Africa records two million coronavirus cases amid fears of fresh surge

Nov 19th 2020, 9:44 AM 17,343 Views 18 Comments

The continent of 1.3 billion people is being warned against ‘prevention fatigue’.

# africa - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago
# High Court
# High Court

Failed asylum seeker claims he was abandoned by gardaí at airport six months ago

Sep 22nd 2020, 12:26 PM 60,031 Views 0 Comments

The man claims he was left in an airport terminal without money, a telephone or his luggage, the High Court heard.

# africa - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

R&B singer Akon moves ahead with Black Panther-style city in Senegal
# Africa
# Africa

R&B singer Akon moves ahead with Black Panther-style city in Senegal

Sep 1st 2020, 7:28 AM 47,453 Views 37 Comments

Akon, who first announced his idea for the utopian city in 2018, has described it as a “real-life Wakanda”.

# africa - Saturday 4 July, 2020

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases
# Africa
# Africa

South Africa reports record daily increase in coronavirus cases

Jul 4th 2020, 1:13 PM 25,728 Views 6 Comments

More than 11 million people around the world are now known to have been infected since the pandemic began.

# africa - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'
# History
# History

President Higgins says Ireland and Africa have each experienced racism and 'a suppressed culture'

Jun 10th 2020, 12:13 PM 21,908 Views 57 Comments

The President’s comments come at a time when there is is a global focus on the history of colonialism.

# africa - Friday 5 June, 2020

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister
# Mali
# Mali

Al-Qaeda's chief in north Africa killed, says French defence minister

Jun 5th 2020, 10:09 PM 24,528 Views 43 Comments

Abdelmalek Droukdel was the leader of al-Qaeda in north Africa.

# africa - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it
# Trócaire
# Trócaire

Opinion: The virus may rapidly spread to countries that lack even the most basic resources to fight it

Mar 25th 2020, 7:00 PM 27,461 Views 24 Comments

Were coronavirus to spread across the entire African continent, countries will have to rely only on their own scarce resources, writes Trócaire CEO Caoimhe de Barra.

# africa - Saturday 22 February, 2020

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'
# Africa
# Africa

WHO warns Africa is ill-equipped to deal with coronavirus due to 'weaker health systems'

Feb 22nd 2020, 1:45 PM 14,774 Views 12 Comments

There has been 200 suspected cases on the continent but nearly all have been confirmed negative.

# africa - Friday 3 January, 2020

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football
# The Age Of Football
# The Age Of Football

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

Jan 3rd 2020, 9:00 PM 11,562 Views 9 Comments

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

# africa - Friday 27 December, 2019

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football
# The Age Of Football
From The42
# The Age Of Football

'300 million were regularly tuning in' - Inside Africa's obsession with Premier League football

Dec 27th 2019, 9:00 PM 11,668 Views 0 Comments

In an extract from his book, David Goldblatt looks at the continent’s remarkable devotion to the English top flight.

# africa - Monday 4 November, 2019

Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast
# Benin
# Benin

Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast

Nov 4th 2019, 7:59 AM 16,390 Views 11 Comments

The Gulf of Guinea has become one of the most dangerous maritime regions in the world.

# africa - Monday 21 October, 2019

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe
# Drought
# Drought

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe

Oct 21st 2019, 9:35 PM 11,587 Views 22 Comments

More than five million rural Zimbabweans – nearly a third of the population – are at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020.

# africa - Sunday 7 April, 2019

Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in South Africa
# Africa
# Africa

Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in South Africa

Apr 7th 2019, 12:30 PM 69,825 Views 145 Comments

Only the man’s skull and a pair of trousers were recovered.

# africa - Thursday 8 November, 2018

PSG open probe into claims of racial profiling of young players
# Allegation
From The42
# Allegation

PSG open probe into claims of racial profiling of young players

Nov 8th 2018, 7:10 PM 3,135 Views 1 Comment

French investigative website Mediapart cited documents from the latest series of Football Leaks allegations.

# africa - Friday 21 September, 2018

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster
# Tanzania
# Tanzania

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

Updated Sep 21st 2018, 10:08 PM 24,855 Views 8 Comments

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers.

# africa - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow
# Birds Of Prey
# Birds Of Prey

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow

Jul 25th 2018, 8:27 AM 10,784 Views 0 Comments

Many of the eggs recovered on 26 June have now hatched.

# africa - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier
# Expansion
# Expansion

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier

Jul 22nd 2018, 10:30 AM 12,716 Views 21 Comments

Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.

# africa - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake' says Central Africa Republic
# Causing A Racket
# Causing A Racket

Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake' says Central Africa Republic

Jun 19th 2018, 5:42 PM 49,100 Views 21 Comments

The document’s serial number corresponded to one of a batch of new passports that were stolen in 2014.

# africa - Monday 11 June, 2018

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup
# Decisions Decisions
From The42
# Decisions Decisions

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

Jun 11th 2018, 9:12 PM 9,827 Views 16 Comments

On the eve of the World Cup in Russia, 207 Fifa member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body.

# africa - Thursday 10 May, 2018

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya
# Floods
# Floods

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya

May 10th 2018, 10:47 AM 7,501 Views 2 Comments

Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.

# africa - Wednesday 2 May, 2018

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya
# The Hardest Harvest
# The Hardest Harvest

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya

May 2nd 2018, 6:10 AM 13,348 Views 20 Comments

Paula Hynes travelled to Kenya to spend two-and-a-half weeks with a remote Maasai tribe.

# africa - Monday 2 April, 2018

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

Apr 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 19,743 Views 54 Comments

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

# africa - Friday 9 March, 2018

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report
# No Smoke Without Fire
# No Smoke Without Fire

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

Mar 9th 2018, 6:05 AM 11,745 Views 68 Comments

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

# africa - Saturday 17 February, 2018

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back
# Trocaire Box
# Trocaire Box

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Feb 17th 2018, 9:45 AM 15,489 Views 25 Comments

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

# africa - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

South Africa's ruling party has decided to oust scandal-tainted President Zuma - reports
# South Africa
# South Africa

South Africa's ruling party has decided to oust scandal-tainted President Zuma - reports

Feb 13th 2018, 7:17 AM 5,842 Views 7 Comments

Jacob Zuma has refused to resign, local media reported.

# africa - Monday 12 February, 2018

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions in South Africa
# South Africa
# South Africa

Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions in South Africa

Feb 12th 2018, 11:01 AM 111,708 Views 216 Comments

The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park in the northern province of Limpopo

# africa - Sunday 11 February, 2018

'Raped women are forced to marry their rapists to maintain their family's name'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Raped women are forced to marry their rapists to maintain their family's name'

Feb 11th 2018, 7:30 PM 11,587 Views 82 Comments

Jenifer Williams lives in Dublin but grew up in the Congo, she described it as “a ground of no mercy”.

# africa - Sunday 28 January, 2018

These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought
# Israel
# Israel

These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought

Jan 28th 2018, 3:30 PM 17,315 Views 36 Comments

The ancient jawbone is believed to be somewhere between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.

# africa - Thursday 4 January, 2018

Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average
# Worrying
# Worrying

Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average

Jan 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,457 Views 5 Comments

Elective surgeries in African countries have a death rate double that of the global average, a new study reveals.

# africa - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders
# Racial Tensions
# Racial Tensions

'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders

Dec 27th 2017, 6:05 AM 33,677 Views 10 Comments

Robert Turner was one of the latest victims of a long campaign of violence against the country’s farmers who are largely white.

# africa - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe
# Robert Mugabe
# Robert Mugabe

Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe

Nov 18th 2017, 12:45 PM 13,697 Views 25 Comments

The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.

# africa - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil
# Deposed Leader
# Deposed Leader

Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil

Nov 16th 2017, 3:09 PM 22,819 Views 41 Comments

Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week but he may still succeed him.

# africa - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him
# Karma Police
# Karma Police

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

Oct 22nd 2017, 1:07 PM 17,704 Views 30 Comments

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

# africa - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history
# Somalia
# Somalia

Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history

Oct 15th 2017, 6:07 PM 19,514 Views 26 Comments

Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.

# africa - Saturday 14 October, 2017

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing
# Mogadishu
# Mogadishu

At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing

Oct 14th 2017, 6:48 PM 6,178 Views 7 Comments

Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.

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