Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, Egypt
South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria after being sentenced to six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago
A member of the civil society chants slogans during a protest dubbed “Stop extrajudicial killings” after the killing of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver in Nairobi, Kenya
Wreckage of a minibus ripped apart by a landmine just outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu
Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa
Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves after the second day of his sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa today
Opposition supporters react in front of a burning barricade they set up in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest against an MP Moses Kuria of the ruling Jubilee coalition who allegedly called for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga
The double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his sentencing hearing at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa
Demonstrators calling for the disbandment of the national electoral commission over allegations of bias and corruption, perform press-ups in the street as a sign of strength, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. .
A supporter of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, wears a mask and looks on during a rally held in Nairobi, Kenya
A picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship
French Tunisian Jewish women pray at the Ghriba synagogue in the Tunisian resort island of Djerba during the annual Jewish pilgrimage today. Djerba is home to one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world
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A man leads school children away from teargas and a burning barricade in Kibera slum, Nairobi during a demonstration of opposition supporters demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission ahead of a vote due in 2017
An overloaded car travels through the Assaga refugee camp in Diffa close to the Niger-Nigeria border
A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya’s authorities tore down a badly built residential block in the poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.
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A man injured following clashes with Kenyan riot police officers, runs away from teargas, during a demonstration of Kenya‘s opposition supporters in Nairobi
Traditional Maasai tribesmen beside elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set ablaze, stacked onto a pyre at Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya
A boy carries a goat near Jidhi town of Awdal region, Somaliland. Across the Horn of Africa millions have been hit by the severe El Nino-related drought.
A man shouts slogans against South African President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party during a protest organized by the opposition political parties, Civil Society organizations and Religious group as the nation celebrates Freedom Day in Johannesburg, South Africa
A particial view of the Nyaragongo volcano taken from Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo