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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Africa

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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.
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.
Another new species of dinosaur has been discovered
This time in Tanzania.
Three Italian nuns found brutally murdered at Burundi convent
Pope Francis has offered his condolences after the horrific murders.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Fears of new Ebola outbreak after two deaths in Congo
That’s about 3,000 km away from the West African epidemic.
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.
WHO: The Ebola outbreak is much worse than people think
The official death toll has now climbed to 1,069.
Kenyan men flee to escape enforced circumcision
The procedure is often carried out without anaesthesia.
Nigeria's largest city is struggling to find medical personnel to help fight Ebola‎
It has appealed for volunteers to come forward.
Irish aid workers travel to Sierre Leone to help with Ebola outbreak
The GOAL support team will travel to areas worst affected by the outbreak.
State of emergency declared in Liberia over deadly Ebola outbreak
The deadly disease has killed around two-thirds of those affected.
Ireland pledges €120,000 to help contain Ebola outbreak
WARNING: This article contains an image of a graphic nature.
World Bank pledges $200 million to help fight Ebola
A second American is due to land in America today, while it is “unlikely” a third American has contacted the disease.
Second case of ebola confirmed in Nigeria
Nigeria is Africa’s most populous country.
Ebola outbreak is "moving faster than our efforts to control it"
The World Health Organisation says consequences could be “catastrophic” if the disease continues to spread.
'Crisis team' set up to help Irish in Libya, as French and British leave on naval ship
Around 200 people have been killed in the last two weeks in Tripoli and Benghazi.
World Health Organisation launches €75 million ebola plan
The outbreak has been called “an extraordinary challenge”.
Sierra Leone declares "Stay At Home Day" in bid to curb ebola
An American doctor who contracted the disease is said to have made a slight recovery.
Canadian doctor quarantined as ebola outbreak continues to spread
The death toll now stands at 672 in the deadliest outbreak of the disease ever.
Video: What exactly is the Ebola virus?
This video shows how the infection takes hold.
More than 1,000 people have contracted Ebola in the worst outbreak in history
Religious belief, social mores, misinformation and a general mistrust of conventional medicine are all contributing to the spread of the deadly virus.
Air Algerie wreckage found in Mali after 'disintegrating'
France will send a military unit to secure the wreckage.
This man crowned himself king of an unclaimed part of Africa - and he's pretty serious about it
Jeremiah Heaton wants to turn the area into an agricultural hub for the region.
Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people crashed - Reports
Storms were reported in the area when the plane went missing last night
Irish researcher wins major acclaim for 'lifesaving' medical app
It’s designed to help doctors on the ground in remote parts of Africa.
Suitcase or coffin? The choice thousands of people faced in CAR
A total of 2,599 people died by gunshot, machete attacks or grenades in a six-month period.
Man founds 'new nation' in Africa so his daughter can be a princess
That’s one devoted dad.
Ireland donates virtual reality technology to train surgeons in Africa
The new mobile surgical training unit simulators and can be used by up to ten trainees at any one time.
African elephants could quickly "be driven to extinction locally", warns conservation group
CITES says that the number of elephants killed in the past three years is “far exceeding” the number born.
Boko Haram have abducted another SIXTY women and girls
The militant group has been holding over 200 schoolgirls captive since mid-April.
Opinion: The worst crisis you’ve never heard of... is the CAR crisis the next Rwanda?
The Central African Republic doesn’t stir associations like Liberia or Egypt, and this anonymity is contributing to human suffering of catastrophic proportions.