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A policeman tries to protect a female police officer accused of shooting a protestor in the Buterere neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 12, 2015. Protestors opposed to the president's decision to run for a third term chased, beat and stoned the woman, who was later handed back to the police

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A policeman tries to protect a female police officer accused of shooting a protestor in the Buterere neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi on tuesday. Protestors opposed to the president’s decision to run for a third term chased, beat and stoned the woman, who was later handed back to the police

A police officer with a bag depicted the image of US President Barack Obama, stands on patrol as protesters march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Monday, May 11, 2015.  Police and army negotiated with over 2000 protesters to allow delivery trucks to enter the city. One person was killed in a clash with Burundi's police on Sunday in demonstrations in the capital, Bujumbura, as the government ordered a ban on any further street protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power.

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A police officer with a bag depicted the image of US President Barack Obama, stands on patrol as protesters march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Monday

South African Police officers and soldie...South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after raiding buildings in Johannesburg central business district in the early hours of the morning on May 8, 2015 in an operation where more than 300 illegal immigrants and foreign nationals were arrested. AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIENMUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images

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South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after raiding buildings in Johannesburg central business district in the early hours of the morning in an operation where more than 300 illegal immigrants and foreign nationals were arrested. 

Pedestrians pay for piggy-back rides across flooded Morogoro Road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Thursday

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Pedestrians pay for piggy-back rides across flooded Morogoro Road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Thursday

Jean Claude Niyonzima, a suspected member of the ruling party's Imbonerakure youth militia, pleads with soldiers to protect him from a mob of demonstrators after he emerged from hiding in a sewer in the Cibitoke district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Thursday May 7, 2015.  Niyonzima fled from his house into a sewer under a hail of stones thrown by a mob protesting against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office.  At least one protestor has died in clashes with the widely feared Imbonerakure militias and police, sending scores to the streets seeking revenge.  Jean Claude Niyonzima managed to flee from his house under a hail of stones into a covered sewer, where he remained till the army fired shots into the air to disperse the crowd

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Jean Claude Niyonzima, a suspected member of the ruling party’s Imbonerakure youth militia, pleads with soldiers to protect him from a mob of demonstrators after he emerged from hiding in a sewer in the Cibitoke district of Bujumbura, Burundi on Thursday

Demonstrators seem to be dressed as trees as they walk to a barricade in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, Wednesday May 6, 2015.  On Tuesday some protesters made hats out of branches, which seems to have progressed on Wednesday to this more elaborate millinery style adopted by some protesters, without any explanation for the fashion. Anti-government demonstrations continue Wednesday and protesters regularly set road blocks in Burundi's capital after the constitutional court validated  President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office

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Demonstrators seem to be dressed as trees as they walk to a barricade in the Musaga district of Bujumbura, Burundi, on Wednesday

A malnourished child rescued by Nigerian...A malnourished child rescued by Nigerian soldiers from the Islamist militants Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest  rests on the ground on a mat at Malkohi refugee camp in Yola, on May 5, 2015. The refugees were among a group of 275 people rescued by the Nigerian military last week and arrived at the camp on May 2, 2015. The freed hostages, among almost 700 women and children rescued from Boko Haram's clutches last week, had been traumatised and malnourished by their ordeal, the military said. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL AREWAEMMANUEL AREWA/AFP/Getty Images

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A malnourished child rescued by Nigerian soldiers from the Islamist militants Boko Haram in the Sambisa Forest rests on the ground at Malkohi refugee camp in Yola

A man poses with a wooden rifle in the Musaga neighbourhood in Bujumbura, Burundi on May 5, 2015. Burundi, where a 13-year civil war between Tutsis and Hutus ended only in 2006, has been rocked by violent protests since the ruling party designated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run in elections for a third term, in apparent defiance of the constitution and the Arusha accords which ended the war.

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A man poses with a wooden rifle in the Musaga neighbourhood in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday

Somali Refugees peer over a thisle fence in a neighbouring compound at Hagadera sector of the Dadaab refugee camp, north of the Kenyan capital Nairob.

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Somali refugees peer over a thisle fence in a neighbouring compound at Hagadera sector of the Dadaab refugee camp, north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi

Protesters carry a dead crow as they chant anti-government slogans during demonstrations against the ruling CNDD-FDD party's decision to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in Bujumbura, Burundi on Thursday. A senior U.S. diplomat told Burundi's President, Pierre Nkurunziza, on Thursday that the east African country risks boiling over if it stifles political opposition, as protests against the president entered a fifth day. Tom Malinowski, U.S. assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, arrived in Burundi on Wednesday to try to help halt escalating unrest and defuse the country's biggest crisis in years, set off by Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office

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Protesters carry a dead crow as they chant anti-government slogans during demonstrations against the ruling CNDD-FDD party’s decision to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in Bujumbura, Burundi on Thursday

A boy wears sunglasses with the dollar sign as he walks down a street in Bujumbura, Burundi April 29, 2015.

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A boy wears sunglasses with the dollar sign as he walks down a street in Bujumbura, Burundi on Wednesday

A police officer searches a man as South African Police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force SADF conduct searches and identity checks in Hilbrow Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals, on Monday. At least seven people have been killed in three weeks of unrest that have revived memories of xenophobic bloodshed in 2008, when 62 people were killed mainly in Johannesburg's townships

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A police officer searches a man on Monday as South African police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force conduct searches and identity checks in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals

A disabled protester sits on the road during clashes with riot police against the decision made by Burundi's ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, April 27, 2015. Burundi police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters on Monday in the second day of demonstrations against Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office, a Reuters witness said.

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A disabled protester sits on the road during clashes with riot police against the decision made by Burundi’s ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, on Monday

An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa through the streets of Johannesburg CBD on April 23, 2015. President Jacob Zuma pledged to tackle xenophobia in South Africa as troops were sent in to support police in a crackdown against attacks on immigrants that have left at least seven people dead

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An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa through the streets of Johannesburg CBD on Thursday

The hands of displaced foreign nationals are photographed as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The South African army has been deployed to areas in that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday.

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The hands of displaced foreign nationals seen as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday

Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban two weeks ago and have spread to the countries largest city Johannesburg

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Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban two weeks ago and have spread to the countries largest city of Johannesburg

A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on Friday. Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg.

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A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on Friday. Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg

The Empire State Building is lit in red ...The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple April 14, 2015 in New York as part of the effort to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago on April 14, 2014.  AFP PHOTO /  TIMOTHY  A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple in New York as part of efforts to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago. 

A young Yemeni poses with a gun during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, outside the Sana a-based UN offices in Sana a, Yemen, 13 April 2015. According to reports, Yemeni students rallied outside the Sana a-based UN offices, calling for an end of the Saudi-led military Decisive Storm operation, accusing the Saudi-led coalition of attacking schools and civilian houses throughout Yemen in their bid the degrade the capabilities of the Houthis and their allies.

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A young Yemeni poses with a gun during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, outside the Sanaa based UN offices in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday

A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015.

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A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station, where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday.