Migrants arrive at the port in the Tunisian town of Ben Guerdane, some 40 kilometres west of the Libyan border, following their rescue by Tunisia’s coastguard and navy after their vessel overturned off Libya, on Wednesday
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A group of young men use a selfie stick to take a picture of themselves in shallow waters known as the first cataract of the River Nile outside Khartoum, Sudan.
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Children at Fortunata pre-school in The Nyarugusu refugee camp, Tanzania. The International Rescue Committee EU Children of Peace project helped to rebuild 12 new classrooms. Now children can learn to read, write and count in a safe environment. An exhibition of photos and videos showing those affected by the conflict in Niger and Tanzania will be exhibited at Somerset house in London from Saturday
A Burundian protester reacts in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi on Wednesday
A woman passes by policemen during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi on Tuesday
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Nigerien soldiers patrol in Bosso, near the Nigerian border. Niger has extended for three months the state of emergency in its southeastern Diffa region where the army has been battling Boko Haram militants since February.
Protesters gesture during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday
French soldiers, part of Operation Sangaris, patrols Bangui la Coquette at “PK0″ of the capital
A pickup truck moves off after loading unemployed builders and painters from South Africa and Zimbabwe from a roadside for work in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday
Protesters show bullet casings during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi on Tuesday
A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from Somalia in capital Hargeysa on Monday
Protestors raise their hands during a demonstration in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura on Monday
Boys walk behind patrolling soldiers in Bujumbura, Burundi. Burundian forces arrested the leader of a failed coup on Friday and President Pierre Nkurunziza returned to the capital
Former anti-Balaka child soldiers wait to be released in Bambari, Central African Republic
A detained protester cries in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi
A man gestures as he celebrates in Bujumbura, Burundi. Crowds poured onto the streets of Burundi’s capital on Wednesday to celebrate after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution by seeking a third term in office
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
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