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From TheJournal.ie Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast Benin

Nine sailors abducted by suspected pirates off African coast

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

From TheJournal.ie Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe Drought

Dozens of elephants have died due to severe drought in Zimbabwe

More than five million rural Zimbabweans – nearly a third of the population – are at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020.

From TheJournal.ie Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in South Africa Africa

Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions in South Africa

Only the man’s skull and a pair of trousers were recovered.

From The42 PSG open probe into claims of racial profiling of young players Allegation

PSG open probe into claims of racial profiling of young players

French investigative website Mediapart cited documents from the latest series of Football Leaks allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster Tanzania

Tanzania president orders arrests over Lake Victoria ferry disaster

The MV Nyerere may have been carrying as many as 200 passengers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow Birds Of Prey

Irish man due in UK court for attempting to smuggle rare bird eggs at Heathrow

Many of the eggs recovered on 26 June have now hatched.

From TheJournal.ie Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier Expansion

Silicon Valley looks to Africa as a new tech frontier

Many African governments have given the tech titans an enthusiastic welcome.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake' says Central Africa Republic Causing A Racket

Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake' says Central Africa Republic

The document’s serial number corresponded to one of a batch of new passports that were stolen in 2014.

From The42 Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup Decisions Decisions

Tomorrow Fifa will choose between North America and Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

On the eve of the World Cup in Russia, 207 Fifa member nations will cast their vote in a congress of world football’s governing body.

From TheJournal.ie At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya Floods

At least 27 people killed after dam bursts in Kenya

Weeks of torrential rains in Kenya have led to flooding and mudslides that have left 159 dead.

From TheJournal.ie This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya The Hardest Harvest This post contains videos

This Cork dairy farmer drank blood fresh from a cow when she spent time farming with tribespeople in Kenya

Paula Hynes travelled to Kenya to spend two-and-a-half weeks with a remote Maasai tribe.

From TheJournal.ie Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped Refugee Crisis

Israel will send refugees to Western countries as deportation plan scrapped

The original scheme was criticised by the United Nations.

From TheJournal.ie Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report No Smoke Without Fire

Big Tobacco made €7,900 for every dead smoker in 2015, according to a new report

The latest edition of the Tobacco Atlas says that the industry is maximising profits by targeting the ‘vulnerable’ in places like Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie A change collection that became an Irish institution is back Trocaire Box

A change collection that became an Irish institution is back

Kumba from Sierra Leone is this year’s cover star.

From TheJournal.ie South Africa's ruling party has decided to oust scandal-tainted President Zuma - reports South Africa

South Africa's ruling party has decided to oust scandal-tainted President Zuma - reports

Jacob Zuma has refused to resign, local media reported.

From TheJournal.ie Suspected poacher mauled to death and eaten by pack of lions in South Africa South Africa

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Raped women are forced to marry their rapists to maintain their family's name' Opinion

'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”.

From TheJournal.ie These Israeli teeth show modern humans left Africa 100,000 years earlier than thought Israel

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.

From TheJournal.ie Non-emergency surgical death rates in Africa are double the global average Worrying

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You could hear the bones breaking' - South Africa haunted by racially charged murders Racial Tensions

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of protesters turn out in Zimbabwe calling for resignation of Robert Mugabe Robert Mugabe

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.

From TheJournal.ie Zimbabwe crisis: Mugabe in talks with South Africa to find resolution to country's turmoil Deposed Leader This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him Karma Police

Alleged poacher arrested after rhino he was targeting attacks and injures him

The incident happened in Etosha National Park in Namibia.

From TheJournal.ie Over 230 dead and 275 injured in worst single attack in Somalia's history Somalia

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.

From TheJournal.ie At least 20 people killed in Somalia truck bombing Mogadishu

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.

From TheJournal.ie Anthrax is being blamed for the sudden deaths of over 100 hippos in Namibia Dead In The Water

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.

From TheJournal.ie Three American special forces troops among several killed in ambush Niger

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.

From TheJournal.ie Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election Riots

Two shot dead in protests over disputed Kenyan election

Human Rights Watch urged police to show restraint in the face of protests.

From TheJournal.ie At least 56 people die after human traffickers force 300 off boats and into the sea Yemen

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'They beat me with an electric cable, while throwing water on me at the same time' Boko Haram

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'Over half my patients, often with contagious illnesses, have to share a bed' Medecins Sans Frontieres

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped' South Sudan

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved Lifesavers

Irish Navy revives infant found unconscious in Mediterranean as record numbers saved

Commander Brian Fitzgerald said he was extremely proud of his team.

From TheJournal.ie As doctors continue to emigrate, Ireland is becoming more reliant on foreign-trained staff Brain Drain

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.

From TheJournal.ie A book about a woman who locked herself into her house has won a €100k Dublin literary award José Eduardo Agualusa

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions Human Trafficking

'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.

From TheJournal.ie China's demand for medicine fuels African donkey slaughter Gelatin Remedy

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.

From TheJournal.ie Mum appears in court over alleged 'fake kidnap' of baby that caused manhunt across South Africa Siwaphiwe Mbambo This post contains videos

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.

From TheJournal.ie World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official Famine

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official

There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan Famine

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.

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