Africa

Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on August 15, 2014 in Mogadishu. Somalia's government launched a disarmament campaign earlier this month, with troops backed by the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today fighting to seize weapons from militia leader Ahmed Dai.

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Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on Friday in Mogadishu

African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla...African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla August 12, 2014. Around 500 people stormed the border, where 25 of them passed the fence and they are currently held at CETI, the short-stay immigrant centre, according to local authorities.

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African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla on Tuesday

Ebola in Liberia...epaselect epa04343618 A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia 06 August 2014. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) 932 patients have died from Ebola in West Africa with most of the latest deaths reported in Liberia. WHO officials are meeting in Geneva to discuss the global implications and response to the outbreak. In Nigeria a second person a nurse who treated an Ebola patient has died.  EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

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A woman grieves for a relative who has died from Ebola, in the Banjor community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, 932 people have died from the virus in West Africa, with most of the latest deaths reported in Liberia. 

  FOR ALL PICTURES SEARCH 'PENNEY SNIM' FOR ALL IMAGES PXP01-PXP33  Mauritania's SNIM iron ore mining company aims to produce 13 million tonnes in 2014, around the same level as last year, the majority state-owned firm said. SNIM mines black iron ore in the northern town of Zouerate, a remote desert location which nevertheless attracts people from all over the country looking for work. SNIM employees proudly call their firm the lung of their nation's economy and the train that ferries the ore to the coast stretches some two kilometres, making it one of the world's longest. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MAURITANIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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Mauritania’s SNIM iron ore mining company mines black iron ore in the northern town of Zouerate, a remote desert location that attracts people from all over the country looking for work. The train that ferries the ore to the coast stretches about 2 km.

TOPSHOTS TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Reuben ...TOPSHOTS TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Reuben KYAMA, Thomas MORFIN A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi on July 28, 2014, reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. Kenya takes pride in being a union of "42 tribes", but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics.  "There has been a surge of dangerous speech," said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi's sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi. A string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics. Reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. “There has been a surge of dangerous speech,” said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi’s sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community. 

Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel's military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinian people, on July 16, 2014. Israel urged 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes on July 16, but the warning was largely ignored despite an intensification of the military's nine-day campaign after Hamas snubbed a ceasefire effort.

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People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinian people, on Wednesday

Cargo plane crashes in Kenya, all four occupants killed

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Police officers inspect the scene of a plane crash in a suburb of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. All four occupants of the aircraft were killed when it crashed into two office buildings in the Utawala district.

A striking worker wears a tyre around his neck as thousands of workers clad in red demonstrate on the first day of a nationwide strike called by South Africa's National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) in Johannesburg Central Business District on July 1, 2014. Nearly a quarter of a million members of South Africa's largest union downed tools on July 1, beginning an indefinite strike that threatens to bring the engineering sector to a halt. The strike is expected to hit more than 10,000 metals and engineering firms that account for about four percent of South African economic output, according to economists at Citigroup.

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A striking worker wears a tyre around his neck as thousands of workers clad in red demonstrate on the first day of a nationwide strike called by South Africa’s National Union of Metalworkers (NUMSA) in Johannesburg Central Business District

Algerian soccer fans celebrate after their team qualified for the World Cup, in Marseille, southern France, Thursday, June 26, 2014. Algeria drew with Russia 1-1, and advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in their World Cup history. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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Algerian soccer fans celebrate after their team qualified for the World Cup, in Marseille, southern France, late on Thursday. Algeria drew with Russia 1-1, and advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in their World Cup history