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Sunday 3 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Africa

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Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions in South Africa
The remains were found at the weekend in the bush at a private game park in the northern province of Limpopo
'Raped women are forced to marry their rapists to maintain their family's name'
Jenifer Williams lives in Dublin but grew up in the Congo, she described it as “a ground of no mercy”.
These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought
The ancient jawbone is believed to be somewhere between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.
Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average
Elective surgeries in African countries have a death rate double that of the global average, a new study reveals.
'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders
Robert Turner was one of the latest victims of a long campaign of violence against the country’s farmers who are largely white.
Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe
The marches will cap an unprecedented week in which generals seized power and put Mugabe under house arrest.
Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil
Robert Mugabe fired his vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa last week but he may still succeed him.
Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him
The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.
Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history
Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims following the blast, many burned beyond recognition.
At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing
Government security official Mohamed Aden said that bombing took place in a busy part of the city.
Anthrax is being blamed for the sudden deaths of over 100 hippos in Namibia
Despite its notoriety as a biological weapon, anthrax is a bacterial disease that can be fatal for African wildlife.
Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush
The US Africa command confirmed in a statement that a joint US and Nigerien patrol came under fire in Niger.
Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election
Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.
At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea
The migrants were being smuggled from Africa to Yemen.
'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time'
People accused of supporting Boko Haram are being brutally tortured in Cameroon.
Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed'
The scale of the HIV problem in Kenya’s Homa Bay County is enormous, writes Dr Eamonn Faller.
'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.
Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved
Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.
As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff
Africa and Pakistan contribute the highest number of non-Irish doctors here.
A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award
We spoke to its author, Angolan native José Eduardo Agualusa.
'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.
China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter
The donkey gelatin industry is said to be worth millions of dollars in China, which is now looking to Africa to satisfy new demand.
Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa
The woman had claimed her car was hijacked with her baby inside.
World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.
Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.
Boris Johnson is only delighted the Gambia wants back into the British Commonwealth
The UK foreign secretary refused to answer questions on his views of colonialism.
The people still fighting leprosy, years after the world stopped paying attention to it
More than 200,000 people still get leprosy every year.
Irish people told to avoid Gambia as West Africa troops prepare to move in
Yesterday a department official confirmed that it was making contact with “the very small number of Irish citizens” who were in the country.
Department of Foreign Affairs making contact with 'very small number' of Irish citizens in Gambia
Tour operators have begun evacuating tourists.
Priest arrested for predicting 92-year-old Robert Mugabe will die this year
The priest had even given a date.
'The Irish team were heading for some godforsaken place called Keetmanshoop'
Donal Lenihan recalls when the Irish team travelled to a town in the middle of the desert in southern Namibia
People are selling 'rice' in Nigeria that is actually just coloured plastic
The country’s inflation is running at 18.5%, driven by higher food prices partly caused by a ban on rice imports.
92-year-old Mugabe backed to continue his rule over Zimbabwe
He has led the country for 36 years.
A former Argos security guard has just toppled an African tyrant
The 22-year-rule of Yahya Jammeh has ended.
Ireland is the 15th best country in the world to be a young person - survey
The Global Youth Development Index ranks countries in terms of prospects and opportunities for young people.
'The land of a thousand hills' is now using drones to deliver medicine
On Friday, Rwanda inaugurated a drone operation that its backers hope will kickstart a revolution in the supply of medical care in rural parts of Africa.
Zimbabwe vendors get creative as Mugabe's job promises disappear
Three piece suits are often the order of the day.
Colaiste Lurgan's cover of Toto's Africa is the Friday night anthem we deserve
Big buala bos!
Dublin manager Jim Gavin plays "groomsman" to 5,300 animals being airlifted to Africa
The Bóthar Ark has flown with a cargo of Irish-donated animals which will be presented to farming families in Rwanda.
Irish photographer documents life inside notorious Uganda prison
Inmates at Luzira have access to spiritual seminars and counselling.