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# Africa

All time
# 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.
# man's best friend
How dogs are being used to save wild animals in Africa
They’re being used to track down poachers.
# Irish Abroad
50,000 Irish citizens could be affected by Obama's immigration law change
The President will be using his power to create a system that better facilitates undocumented immigrants.
America's main public broadcaster is not happy with our ministers
Not happy. Not one little bit.
# spiky
Tiny porcupine successfully fights off 17 curious lions
Nature, you incredible.
# michael d abroad
Here's how our President is getting on in Africa
He’s going to Ethiopia, Malawi, and South Africa.
# black spring
Chaos breaks out in Burkina Faso as president attempts to stay in power
The country’s parliament has been set on fire in this most recent surge of violence.
# All Clear
Spanish nurse definitively cured of Ebola
Teresa Romero was hospitalised in Madrid on 6 October after contracting the virus while caring for two Ebola patients.
# Photographs
Vintage photos show the terrifying first expeditions into the Congo to track down Ebola
In 1976 a young Belgian doctor ventured across what was then Zaire to find the source of the infection.
# Ceasefire
Schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram could finally be released
Nigerian’s government claims a ceasefire has been agreed.
# Virus
The United States is getting ready to step up its battle against Ebola
President Barack Obama said that ‘SWAT-like’ response teams are needed.
'Tackle Ebola now, or live with it forever'
The UN Special Envoy on the virus says speed is of the essence.
# Prep
Nurses demand details of HSE's Ebola plan
Nurses want to know what contingency plans and alert systems are in place.
# suspect cases
WHO says Ebola is "unavoidable" in Europe as three more isolated in Spain
A Spanish nurse tested positive for Ebola yesterday.
# one campaign
Ireland is ahead of the pack in terms of supporting developing countries
Ireland is the only donor country to allocate half of its total aid to the world’s least developed countries.
Opinion: The threat of Ebola and the 'Responsibility to Protect'
The international community is pouring its efforts into containing the criminal militancy of Isis, but we should turn our attention to funding Ebola emergency relief.
# Help Wanted
'We should be worried about Ebola - but for Africa, not ourselves'
Darren Hanniffy just came home from Liberia, where Ebola infections are DOUBLING every two weeks.
# Outbreak
Ebola has killed nearly 3,000 people this year
The US President said international aid simply is not flowing into West Africa fast enough.
European doctors urge governments to "mobilise" in fight against Ebola
Irish medical personnel are among those who have signed the letter calling on western governments to join the fight.
# Endangered
Poachers turned gamekeepers: Rwanda looks to hunters to save mountain gorillas
The poachers say hunting was the only way to make a living.
Column: 'It is time to re-think what we think we know about Africa'
Clearly, people in Ireland support the principle of overseas aid, but they are not convinced our aid is actually making a difference.
# plant-eating dino
Another new species of dinosaur has been discovered
This time in Tanzania.
# Horrific
Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent
Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.
# a history of violence
Around 120 million girls worldwide have been sexually assaulted
Shockingly, nearly 95,000 children were killed in one year alone.
How cooking with coal and wood fires is killing millions around the world
…Especially women and children.
# military coup
'I will not go back to get killed': Lesotho PM flees to South Africa
Thomas Thabane says he has fled in fear of his life, after the country’s military took over buildings in the capital, Maseru.
# Vaccine
What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?
There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.
# Outbreak
There has been a "very, very small" number of suspect Ebola cases in Ireland
The HSE said it would not be providing information on other cases – but that there had been a “handful” of investigations apart from the Donegal death.
# separate but related
Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo
That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.
# Explainer
Ebola: What is it? How do people become infected?
Ebola first appeared in 1976. The current outbreak has killed more than 1,300 people, with experts warning it could take six months to bring under control.
Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do
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.
# underestimated
WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.
# Health
Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision
The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.
# Lagos
Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎
It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.