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Saturday 4 February 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Africa

All time
# Migration crisis
Thousands are fleeing Eritrea - what are they running from?
The country is producing around 4,000 migrants every single month.
# Cheeky
Watch: Elephant sneaks up on Irish tourist and knocks him over
The elephant is said to have been startled as it had bad eyesight and only spotted the men at the last minute.
# reed dance
Women and girls killed in crash at Swaziland festival where king chooses a new wife
Up to 40,000 young women dance before the king during the Reed
# Eritrea
'Africa's North Korea' — the worst regime you've never heard of
Thousands of refugees are trying to escape.
# Global Health
Seven million women in one year treated for complications from unsafe abortions
Complications from unsafe abortions can lead to chronic disability.
# Hands Off
The oldest 'modern' hand in the world has been discovered
A 1.85 million-year-old bone from the little finger of a human ancestor has been discovered.
# chasing fair skin
Feeling pressured by men, Ivory Coast women ignore ban on skin-whitening creams
The country banned lightening products earlier this year.
# Like and Share
Facebook billionaire gives millions of 'no strings attached' cash to poor people
Could direct payments to those who need it most be the way forward?
# an african city
Heard of this African version of Sex and the City? It's pretty glamorous
The web series stars five ambitious women settling back in their native Ghana after living abroad.
# Kenya believe it
People in Kenya are naming their kids Air Force One in honour of Obama's visit
Why not just Barack?
# Kenya
'My name belonged and so I belonged' - Barack Obama is about to return to his 'homeland'
The president has visited Kenya before, but never as president.
# Arab Spring
40 people have left Ireland for Islamic State areas
At least three have died in conflicts.
# people smuggling
What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?
“If one of them falls, the others tap on the roof and I stop the van.”
# Mad Yokes
Chimpanzees have sessions, get drunk, go for a lie down - new study
To shape a fairer Africa in the next 50 years, we must listen to women
The African Union’s ‘Agenda 2063’ sets out a vision for the continent’s development over the next half-century – but how will it be reached?
# War
Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan
The country has been fighting since 2013.
'My life in Ireland is the normal tapestry of pleasure and pain – but the good far outweighs any bad'
It took me a little time to get used to a new culture, but I have discovered that Irish people love spreading happiness and positivity.
'My experience in Ireland has been quite simply incredible'
My life here has given me amazing opportunities as a professional musician. I don’t miss a lot of things from Kinshasa (apart from the sun, obviously).
# Fáilte
Ireland isn't as welcoming as it used to be
But we’re less worried about the impact immigration could have on education and health services.
# Central African Republic
French soldiers accused of 'stomach-turning' rape of children fleeing war
Reports claim children as young as nine were raped in exchange for food.
# migrant boat
Stampede by terrified passengers may have led to 700 deaths in shipwreck
The boat capsized off Libya.
# 147 not just a number
People are making sure victims of the Kenyan massacre are not forgotten
The names of the deceased and their stories are being shared on Twitter.
Emails reveal WHO intentionally delayed declaring Ebola emergency
In public comments, WHO Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has repeatedly said the epidemic caught the world by surprise.
# mike porcaro
Toto's bass player "now at peace" after dying in his sleep
He had been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2007.
# Under the Same Sun
How do you fix a country where a 6-year-old has his hand chopped off for good luck?
The president has described a spate of killings and maimings as an embarrassment.
# Witchcraft
Albino people 'killed for their body parts' in spate of Malawi murders
Malawian albino people are “living in fear of being attacked or killed”.
# One Year On
The faces of Ebola: The survivors, orphans and workers the disease left behind
The outbreak is not yet over, doctors have warned.
# Boko Haram
This map shows what Africa's deadliest terror group may be planning next
The group’s activities are shifting east and concentrating on border areas.
# not a racist
Zuma: I'm not racist, white people won't be chased out of South Africa
However he said would never stop talking about history because children should know the country’s past to ensure that mistakes were not repeated.
Baby Mamanie lost her parents and grandparents. But she's considered "lucky"
GOAL brings us the story of one survivor of the deadly virus.
Opinion: 'The outbreak has brought an unmatched level of fear and panic'
The Ebola response appears to finally be working. But Sierra Leone has never faced an enemy like this before – the crisis has been devastating.
# the unlikely lads
Incredible scenes as AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea qualify for quarter-finals
The team’s manager Esteban Becker was only appointed 11 days before the tournament began.
Column: The people making a new life in the desert after civil war
The Mbera refugee camp is home to 50,000 people – most of them from northern Mali, a country torn apart by civil war.
# Nigeria
Boko Haram leader taunts African kings: "I challenge you to attack me now"
Hundreds are feared to have been killed in the group’s latest attacks.
Column: Healing broken souls and bodies – how sexual violence is shattering lives in CAR
“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.”
# Africa2Moon
An African moon mission is in the works, but they're having trouble getting funding off the ground
They’ve raised just €11,000 of a €126,000 target.
# sub-Saharan Africa
Women using birth control shot have increased risk of contracting HIV
Other forms of contraception, such as the pill, do not appear to increase this risk.
# embassy bombings
Suspected Al-Qaeda leader dies in US just days ahead of trial
He was accused of being involved in the bombings of US embassies in Africa in 1998.
# not going away
Ireland to fund ambulances and burials for Sierra Leone's 7,000+ Ebola victims
The Government is set to give an additional €778,000 towards combating the Ebola outbreak.
# Progress
HIV may be evolving to become less deadly
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.