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The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies
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The most serious locust outbreak in 25 years is spreading across East Africa, threatening food supplies

Jan 17th 2020, 4:50 PM 22,291 Views 16 Comments

The insects fly together by the millions and are devouring crops

Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border
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Second Ebola patient dies in Uganda as outbreak crosses the border

Updated Jun 13th 2019, 10:13 PM 17,630 Views 37 Comments

The fatalities have prompted World Health Organization officials to prepare an emergency meeting.

Tributes paid to young Irish backpacker who died in Tanzania
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Tributes paid to young Irish backpacker who died in Tanzania

Aug 17th 2015, 7:55 AM 61,016 Views 9 Comments

The man is understood to be originally from Portmarnock in Dublin.

Facebook billionaire gives millions of 'no strings attached' cash to poor people
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Facebook billionaire gives millions of 'no strings attached' cash to poor people

Aug 4th 2015, 3:23 PM 29,367 Views 42 Comments

Could direct payments to those who need it most be the way forward?

Pandas, curry and poles... DHL was asked to deliver these unusual things last year
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Pandas, curry and poles... DHL was asked to deliver these unusual things last year

Jan 30th 2015, 7:30 AM 10,191 Views 13 Comments

Seriously.

Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't
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Ugandan LGBT activist in Dublin to speak out for those who can't

Apr 13th 2013, 7:00 AM 5,042 Views 48 Comments

Despite constant danger, activist Kasha Nabagesera said that she still loves her country and remains hopeful that the country will reverse its stance on homosexuality.

Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57
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Ethiopia's long-time ruler Meles Zenawi dies aged 57

Aug 21st 2012, 7:36 AM 3,394 Views 2 Comments

Zenawi was an ally of the US in its counter-terrorism fight but his leadership raised many human rights concerns. He won his last election two years ago with 99 per cent of the vote.

146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident
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146 presumed dead in Tanzania ferry accident

Jul 21st 2012, 1:11 PM 3,480 Views 3 Comments

Rescue efforts have been called off with 77 people still missing after the sinking in the Indian Ocean.

How did a ship manage to slow down all of East Africa's broadband?
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How did a ship manage to slow down all of East Africa's broadband?

Feb 28th 2012, 10:31 AM 3,818 Views 7 Comments

Simple – it managed to drag its anchors across an undersea data cable linking the continent to faster internet connections.

World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia
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World leaders threaten sanctions over Somalia

Feb 23rd 2012, 8:48 PM 2,307 Views 14 Comments

Those who hamper the troubled state’s political progress will face serious sanctions, leaders attending today’s major international conference in London warned.

U2 covers album launched to raise money for Concern
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U2 covers album launched to raise money for Concern

Nov 15th 2011, 2:53 PM 2,293 Views 6 Comments

The album features tracks from Achtung Baby, covered by Patti Smith, Depeche Mode and Jack White, and all proceeds will go to Concern’s East Africa appeal.

First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies
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First African woman to win Nobel Peace Prize dies

Sep 26th 2011, 9:48 AM 335 Views 2 Comments

One of Kenya’s most recognisable women Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism, has passed away following a long struggle with cancer.

Somali government bans foreign workers from delivering aid
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Somali government bans foreign workers from delivering aid

Sep 20th 2011, 4:10 PM 606 Views 6 Comments

The Somali government has placed a ban on foreign aid workers delivering food to dying citizens in militant-contolled areas.

The week in photos
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The week in photos

Aug 13th 2011, 11:02 AM 2,438 Views 7 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures

World Food Programme begins airlifting food to East Africa
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World Food Programme begins airlifting food to East Africa

Aug 9th 2011, 4:12 PM 263 Views 1 Comment

The WFP is sending 800 metric tons of emergency aid to the region, where 12 million people are suffering from hunger.

Somali refugees moved as camps overflow
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Somali refugees moved as camps overflow

Aug 2nd 2011, 11:07 AM 190 Views 0 Comments

The UN has begun to move people to into extended camps as the numbers of refugees swell – while aid agencies appeal for continued support to help battle the crisis.

First consignment of Irish aid to reach Somalia tomorrow
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First consignment of Irish aid to reach Somalia tomorrow

Jul 26th 2011, 6:15 PM 266 Views 7 Comments

Officials have warned that 800,000 children could die across the Horn of Africa, with the worst affected country being drought-ravaged Somalia.

UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa
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UN launches urgent appeal for donor help in East Africa

Jul 25th 2011, 9:03 PM 245 Views 3 Comments

Some mothers have had to make the “horrifying choice of saving the strongest” of their children while leaving the weakest behind to die as starving families make the long, desperate trek to refugee camps, says the UN.

Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death
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Nearly 800,000 children in Somalia face immediate death

Jul 22nd 2011, 6:00 PM 916 Views 26 Comments

Concern video shows extent of humanitarian crisis in refugee camps as militants threatening to ban return of aid agencies not already on the ground.

'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia
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'It is much worse than people realise': Mary Robinson visits Somalia

Jul 21st 2011, 9:41 AM 1,376 Views 6 Comments

Such is the extent of the famine in parts of Somalia the US is to aid parts of the country controlled by Al-Shabab.

UN declares famine in parts of Somalia
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UN declares famine in parts of Somalia

Jul 20th 2011, 8:38 AM 350 Views 5 Comments

It is the first time famine has been declared in the region in 19 years amid the worst drought in six decades.

Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa
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Mary Robinson in drought stricken Horn of Africa

Jul 18th 2011, 8:44 AM 405 Views 6 Comments

The former president’s visit comes nearly 20 years after her first trip to Somalia to highlight the crisis there.

After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia
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After two years UN aid delivered to Islamist areas of Somalia

Jul 17th 2011, 11:40 AM 164 Views 1 Comment

It’s the first time aid has been delivered to some parts of the country in two years

Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa
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Ireland to give extra €1m in aid to Horn of Africa

Jul 15th 2011, 8:22 AM 581 Views 13 Comments

Countries in East Africa are in the grip of the worst drought in 60 years, with millions facing starvation.

"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis
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"The people here show me the graves of children": East Africa's drought crisis

Jul 14th 2011, 4:20 PM 656 Views 0 Comments

A photo-essay from Oxfam in Ethiopia and a first-hand account from a Concern worker in Somalia paint a stark picture of the worst drought in the Horn of Africa in 60 years.