People celebrate the departure of Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. General Honore Traore, the head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces, took power on Friday after Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.
Ivorian schoolchildren wait in line to wash their hands in a primary school in Bouake. The Ivory Coast, currently free of the Ebola epidemic ravaging its neighbours, has launched a hunt for a Guinean health worker who may have fled his home country after possibly catching the disease
Residents queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Serewe on Friday for the Botswana general elections
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African migrants sit on top of a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla on Wednesday
At the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to a maximum five-year term in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in February 2013.
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Members of Kenya’s provincial administration salute during Mashujaa Day (Hero’s Day) celebrations at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Monday. The national holiday commemorates those who had taken part in the country’s struggle for liberation.
A Mozambican woman look out of her window as Mozambican Opposition Party, Mozambican National Resistance (RENAMO) spokesperson Antonio Muchanga, gives a press conference at the Party National Headquarters on Thursday in Maputo
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Health workers at Doctors Without Borders (MSF), work in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment centre on Thursday in Paynesville, Liberia
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A Spanish Civil Guard pulls an African migrant from a border fence, as Spanish Civil Guard officers stand underneath, during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla.
Girls carry bags of plastic items and tins as rubbish pickers sift through garbage at the Maputo municipal garbage dumping site in Maputo on Tuesday
Women faint while volunteers (unseen) remove the body of a female Ebola victim from a nearby house in Waterloo, some 30km southeast of Freetown. Dozens of British military personnel are to fly to Sierra Leone next week to help build medical facilities to combat the epidemic
A young girl waits at a hospital in Foredugu, where patients suffering from Ebola are being treated. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears over the crippling outbreak are infecting economies across the continent
A man walks in front of a door in Rabat’s Medina. Unesco made Rabat a World Heritage Site two years ago and media and tour operators call it a “must-see destination”. But it seems the tourist hordes have yet to discover its charms. While visitors squeeze through the better-known sites of Marrakesh and Fez, the old part of Rabat – with its beautiful Medina and Kasbah of the Udayas – remains an almost unspoilt oasis of calm. Smaller and more compact, its labyrinths of streets, passages and dead ends are a treasure trove of shapes and colours, moments begging to be caught by the photographer’s lens.
A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle. The Ilemi Triangle is a disputed region in East Africa, claimed by South Sudan and Kenya, bordering also Ethiopia. The dispute arose from unclear wording of a 1914 treaty which tried to allow free movement of the Turkana people, nomadic herders who had traditionally grazed the area.
Oscar Pistorius leaves on bail from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Judge Thokosile Masipa ruled out murder charges yesterday, but convicted Oscar Pistorius in court today of culpable homicide, as the six month trial of the Olympic double-amputee sprinter comes to an end. His defence maintained that Mr Pistorius mistook Ms Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home when he fired several shots into his bathroom allegedly in self-defence but killing his girlfriend. Sentencing for Pistorius will be on October 13.
Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges on Thursday and will await the verdict on culpable homicide
Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries on Thursday, in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast
Young boys warm up before playing football on a dusty field in Soweto, South Africa
A man lies under a car after being detained by the Liberian army as the government quarantines the West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. An army officer said the man was showing symptoms of Ebola and was caught trying to escape from the area.
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Freestyle motocross rider Maikel Melero of Spain warms up ahead of the fifth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in the savanna of Pretoria, South Africa.