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A boy from Burkina Faso cycles past burned vehicles damaged during violent demonstrations by pro democracy protesters that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 03 November 2014. President Blaise Compaore resigned on 31 October 2014 following the violent protests against his bid to change the constitution to extend his rule of 27 years. After a brief claim to power by army General Honore Traore a power struggle ensued with Presidential guard commander Lieutenat-Colonel Isaac Zide being appointed as transitional leader. Thousands of protesters took to the Place de la Nation on 02 November in protest against the military rule.

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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.

Shack fire in Masiphumelele...epa04474260 South African residents of Masiphumelele assist firemen to extinguish a blaze that devastated parts of the informal shack settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 03 November 2014. Several shacks were destroyed in the fire which quickly spread in the overpopulated and dense shack settlement. Residents complain of poor access roads for emergency personel who have difficulty getting fire and rescue support to the areas quickly. Inadequate housing and the growing number of informal settlements is one of the major issues facing the government.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

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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...People celebrate the departure of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 31, 2014. 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. REUTERS/Joe Penney (BURKINA FASO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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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.

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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 October 24, 2014 for the Botswana general elections. Voters went to the polls in Botswana's general elections on October 24, with the ruling party facing an unprecedented test against an invigorated opposition in one of Africa's most stable democracies.

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Residents queue to cast their ballots at a polling station in Serewe on Friday for the Botswana general elections

African migrants sit atop a border fence during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla October 22, 2014. Around 400 migrants attempted to cross the border into Spain, according to local media.

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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

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius at the High Court in Pretoria, South Africa, 21 October 2014. Pistorius was sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp in February 2013.

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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.

Members of Kenya's provincial administration salute during Mashujaa Day (Hero's Day) celebrations at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, October 20, 2014. The national holiday commemorates those who had taken part in the country's struggle for liberation.

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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 October 16, 2014  in Maputo Mozambique's main opposition party Renamo claimed victory in the country's election, rejecting official tallies that showed the ruling Frelimo party on path for a landslide victory. With nearly a quarter of the polling stations reporting, Frelimo's candidate, former defence minister Filipe Nyusi, looked set to become the country's new president, having garnered 63 percent of the vote.

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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

Health workers at Doctors Without Borders (MSF), work in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment center on October 16, 2014 in Paynesville, Liberia. The World Health Organization says that more than 4,500 people have died due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa with a mortality rate for the disease at about 70 percent.

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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