The remnants of cars burned during violent demonstrations by pro-democracy protesters in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The protests led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.
South African residents of Masiphumelele assist firemen to extinguish a blaze that devastated parts of the informal shack settlement in Cape Town. Several shacks were destroyed in the fire which quickly spread in the overpopulated and dense shack settlement.
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