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#Africa

# africa - Yesterday's News

Morocco boss - 'We want to show that Africa deserves to be here'
# Upsetting The Odds
From The42
# Upsetting The Odds

Morocco boss - 'We want to show that Africa deserves to be here'

11 hours ago 2,645 Views 0 Comments

A World Cup semi-final against either England or France is up for grabs, as Morocco face Portugal.

# africa - This year 2022

Conflict, climate change and pandemic led to boost in Irish foreign aid
# Africa
# Africa

Conflict, climate change and pandemic led to boost in Irish foreign aid

Oct 18th 2022, 6:00 AM 4,447 Views 3 Comments

Last year the Department of Foreign Affairs allotted €967m in overseas development aid.

Egypt to enter bid to host 2036 Olympics
# Olympics
# Olympics

Egypt to enter bid to host 2036 Olympics

Sep 24th 2022, 7:37 PM 11,033 Views 10 Comments

If successful with its bid, Egypt would become the first African or Arab nation to host the Olympics.

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya
# Irish Aid
# Irish Aid

'Race against time' to avert a catastrophic climate change-induced famine in Kenya

Updated Sep 6th 2022, 12:09 PM 14,338 Views 0 Comments

An Irish diplomatic team has visited the Horn of Africa as the State is due to announce further funding to avert a famine.

Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race
# Kenya
# Kenya

Kenyans go to the polls to choose next president in close-fought election race

Aug 9th 2022, 10:35 PM 4,967 Views 0 Comments

The country is hoping for an orderly transition of power after almost a decade under two-term President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Mali suspends new personnel arrivals to UN peacekeeping mission - which includes Irish troops
# Africa
# Africa

Mali suspends new personnel arrivals to UN peacekeeping mission - which includes Irish troops

Jul 14th 2022, 5:35 PM 11,480 Views 5 Comments

MINSUMA is the mission in which the Army Ranger Wing is involved.

Opinion: 'My daughter didn’t make it. She didn’t have enough food. The life left her'
# Famine
# Famine

Opinion: 'My daughter didn’t make it. She didn’t have enough food. The life left her'

Jul 9th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,636 Views 9 Comments

Trócaire’s Miriam Donohoe meets the families on the front line of famine in Somalia – a country facing the worst hunger crisis in a decade.

Monkeypox spread already an emergency, say African officials
# Monkeypox
# Monkeypox

Monkeypox spread already an emergency, say African officials

Jul 1st 2022, 7:22 PM 12,276 Views 2 Comments

Countries in Africa have reported more than 1,800 suspected cases so far this year including more than 70 deaths.

'All of the animals will die': Kenyan farmers in crisis during worst drought in 40 years
# Waiting For The Rain
# Waiting For The Rain

'All of the animals will die': Kenyan farmers in crisis during worst drought in 40 years

Jun 29th 2022, 7:58 PM 14,435 Views 9 Comments

Concern brought The Journal and other media to Kenya to report on the impacts of drought.

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region
# World Food Programme
# World Food Programme

UN warns up to 18 million face severe food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region

May 20th 2022, 3:15 PM 6,423 Views 4 Comments

In the Sahel, 7.7 million children under the age of five are expected to suffer from malnutrition.

Floods in South Africa’s Durban area kill more than 300
# KwaZulu-Natal
# KwaZulu-Natal

Floods in South Africa’s Durban area kill more than 300

Apr 14th 2022, 9:30 PM 21,973 Views 3 Comments

The persistent rains have wreaked havoc, destroying homes, collapsing buildings and washing away major roads.

Death of pregnant woman pleading for care sparks outrage in Senegal
# Senegal
# Senegal

Death of pregnant woman pleading for care sparks outrage in Senegal

Apr 12th 2022, 10:09 PM 28,177 Views 2 Comments

Astou Sokhna died nine months pregnant on 7 April after doctors refused her request to perform a caesarean section.

Mane scores and Salah misses in penalty shootout as Senegal beat Egypt to reach World Cup
# Africa
From The42
# Africa

Mane scores and Salah misses in penalty shootout as Senegal beat Egypt to reach World Cup

Mar 29th 2022, 9:22 PM 9,700 Views 5 Comments

Partey strikes as Ghana upset Nigeria to reach World Cup

Irish soldiers to stay in war-torn Mali for now despite French announcement of troop withdrawal
# Mali
# Mali

Irish soldiers to stay in war-torn Mali for now despite French announcement of troop withdrawal

Feb 19th 2022, 12:10 AM 26,038 Views 21 Comments

There are 34 Irish troops in Mali at present.

At least 77 killed in Tropical Storm Ana in southern Africa
# Storm Ana
# Storm Ana

At least 77 killed in Tropical Storm Ana in southern Africa

Jan 28th 2022, 7:40 AM 8,958 Views 0 Comments

The storm made landfall on Monday in Madagascar before ploughing into Mozambique and Malawi.

# africa - Last year 2021

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally
# Vaccine Equity
# Vaccine Equity

Irish NGOs worried booster roll-outs will lead to further vaccine inequality globally

Dec 27th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,426 Views 8 Comments

Without intellectual property rights waivers to allow developing countries to produce their own jabs, demand will continue to outstrip supply, they said.

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine
# Restrictions
# Restrictions

People travelling to Ireland from 7 southern African nations will need pre-flight PCR and home quarantine

Updated Nov 26th 2021, 6:35 PM 133,447 Views 57 Comments

Germany, Italy, Austria and the Netherlands are among countries to have already banned visitors from South Africa.

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds
# World Health Organisation
# World Health Organisation

Africa detecting just one in seven Covid-19 cases, WHO study finds

Oct 14th 2021, 6:46 PM 9,413 Views 3 Comments

The UN plans to increase rapid diagnostic testing in eight African countries.

France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara
# Isis
# Isis

France kills leader of Islamic State in the Greater Sahara

Sep 16th 2021, 10:56 AM 31,791 Views 14 Comments

Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi was killed in a strike by France’s Barkhane military operation a few weeks ago, French authorities said.

Plea to share spare coronavirus vaccines in order to avert ‘moral catastrophe’
# Vaccine Plea
# Vaccine Plea

Plea to share spare coronavirus vaccines in order to avert ‘moral catastrophe’

Jun 9th 2021, 9:50 AM 14,549 Views 16 Comments

Vaccine shipments into Africa have ground to a ‘near halt’, the WHO said last week.

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules
# Banned
# Banned

Twitter suspended in Nigeria after president's tweet deleted for violating rules

Jun 5th 2021, 6:46 PM 20,245 Views 19 Comments

The government directive has been condemned by international human rights groups.

At least 114 killed in Burkina Faso in deadliest jihadist attacks since 2015
# Burkina Faso
# Burkina Faso

At least 114 killed in Burkina Faso in deadliest jihadist attacks since 2015

Jun 5th 2021, 4:17 PM 15,544 Views 6 Comments

The country’s president described the massacre as “barbaric” and three days of national mourning have been declared.

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague
# Pan African Parliament
# Pan African Parliament

Chaos in African Union parliament with threats, scuffles and a man appearing to aim a head-high kick at a colleague

May 31st 2021, 10:00 PM 24,697 Views 6 Comments

The man said he was trying to knock a phone out of another legislator’s hand when he aimed a kick in the direction of Pemmy Majodina of South Africa

Macron admits to French guilt over role in 1994 Rwandan genocide
# Genocide
# Genocide

Macron admits to French guilt over role in 1994 Rwandan genocide

May 27th 2021, 2:18 PM 11,775 Views 7 Comments

The French president stopped short of an apology but recognised that France bears ‘an overwhelming responsibility’ for the killing of 800,000 people.

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 35,366 Views 10 Comments

An Irishman was also taken during the attack.

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 15,786 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.

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 32,456 Views 20 Comments

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

# africa - All time

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 11,880 Views 6 Comments

The Africa Union (AU) adopted a plan in 2013 to silence guns on the continent by the year 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 19,901 Views 30 Comments

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

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 17,366 Views 18 Comments

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

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 60,123 Views 0 Comments

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

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 47,510 Views 37 Comments

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

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 25,746 Views 6 Comments

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

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 22,060 Views 57 Comments

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

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 24,561 Views 43 Comments

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

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 27,502 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.

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 14,813 Views 12 Comments

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

'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 11,587 Views 9 Comments

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

'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 12,823 Views 0 Comments

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

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 16,415 Views 11 Comments

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

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