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A student from Wits University is arrested after clashes with police forces during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa. The ministry of education announced a 8 percent increase of university fees following calls by student demonstrators of a zero percent increase. The violent protests have spread to many of the countries higher education campuses and have been ongoing for several weeks. Photo Kim Ludbrook/EPA
Migrants gesture towards members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO as they wait to be rescued in the Mediterranean sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya. Photo Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
University of Cape Town students sing during protests demanding free tertiary education in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo Mike Hutchings/Reuters
Students from the University of the Witwatersrand are injured by a police grenade during a protest against university fee increases in Johannesburg, South Africa
A vet tries to cover the eyes of a tranquilized rhinoceros to be microchipped during an operation of RHINO911, a non-governmental organisation at the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West province, South Africa.
A woman and a young girl young child suffering from severe malnutrition sleep on a bed in the ICU ward at the In-Patient Therapeutic Feeding Centre in the Gwangwe district of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria
Demonstrators gather in front of a burning car during an opposition rally in Kinshasa
The solar eclipse in the sky in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania today
Gabonese police forces patrol as they clear barricades in the streets adjacent to the National Assembly, in Libreville on Thursday
Residents move furniture through debris and building rubble after a building collapsed in Mogadishu’s Shangani district today
A vendor sells cigarettes before opposition party supporters clashed with police in Harare, Zimbabwe
Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) dance and sing around Wonderkop Hill during the 4th anniversary of the Marikana shooting in Rustenburg, South Africa. Police forces shot dead 34 miners from the Lonmin mine four years ago after a protracted strike in the mining sector. Relatives and fellow miners gather at Wonderkop hill each year to remember those who died and were wounded.
Sudanese children play in mud in the village of Makli that was flooded as the river Gash burst its banks
Political Party agents check the voters roll at Kanyama Basic school voting station during Zambian general elections in Lusaka.
People stand in a queue to cast their vote during the municipal elections in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa