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
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Political Party agents check the voters roll at Kanyama Basic school voting station during Zambian general elections in Lusaka.
South African voters wait at a polling station outside the hostels in Umlazi, Durban
People stand in a queue to cast their vote during the municipal elections in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa
A worker prepares to move a boat heavily laden with salt collected from the bed of Lake Retba during the harvest near Dakar, Senegal, on Wednesday
Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, Egypt
South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius reacts as he leaves the High Court in Pretoria after being sentenced to six years in jail for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp three years ago
A member of the civil society chants slogans during a protest dubbed “Stop extrajudicial killings” after the killing of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver in Nairobi, Kenya
Wreckage of a minibus ripped apart by a landmine just outside Somalia’s capital Mogadishu
Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa
Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves after the second day of his sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa today
Opposition supporters react in front of a burning barricade they set up in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest against an MP Moses Kuria of the ruling Jubilee coalition who allegedly called for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga
The double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his sentencing hearing at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa
Demonstrators calling for the disbandment of the national electoral commission over allegations of bias and corruption, perform press-ups in the street as a sign of strength, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. .
A supporter of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, wears a mask and looks on during a rally held in Nairobi, Kenya
A picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship
French Tunisian Jewish women pray at the Ghriba synagogue in the Tunisian resort island of Djerba during the annual Jewish pilgrimage today. Djerba is home to one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world
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A man leads school children away from teargas and a burning barricade in Kibera slum, Nairobi during a demonstration of opposition supporters demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission ahead of a vote due in 2017
An overloaded car travels through the Assaga refugee camp in Diffa close to the Niger-Nigeria border