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TOPSHOT - A fisherman works on the Niger...TOPSHOT - A fisherman works on the Niger river on March 21, 2016 in Niamey.

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A fisherman works on the Niger river in Niamey 

Supporters of ruling party Chama Cha Map...Supporters of ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM - Party of the Revolution) celebrate in the streets in Stone Town, Zanzibar on March 21, 2016, after the Zanzibar Electoral Commission announced that incumbent President Ali Mohamed Shein has won with over 90 percent the election re-run.    Election officials in Zanzibar on March 21 declared incumbent President Ali Mohamed Shein the winner of a weekend poll in Tanzania's semi-autonomous islands. Shein, of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party, welcomed the announcement, a day after the presidential and legislative vote which was boycotted by the opposition.  / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL HAYDUKDANIEL HAYDUK/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporters of ruling party Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM – Party of the Revolution) celebrate in the streets in Stone Town, Zanzibar after the Zanzibar Electoral Commission announced that incumbent President Ali Mohamed Shein has won with over 90 percent the election re-run 

Turkana: life and livestock...Turkana men herd cattle, sheep and goats, protecting their livestock from rivals in the dry Turkana region in the north of Kenya. The men are armed with clean, well-maintained rifles because of frequent feuding with other tribes. Livestock are at the centre of Turkana life. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic    Matching text KENYA-TURKANA/      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  TEMPLATE OUT.   SEARCH "GORAN TURKANA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

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Turkana men herd cattle, sheep and goats, protecting their livestock from rivals in the dry Turkana region in the north of Kenya. The men are armed with clean, well-maintained rifles because of frequent feuding with other tribes. Livestock are at the centre of Turkana life 

Johannesburg Electricity Protests...epa05215589 A member of the South African Police Service fires rubber bullets on striking community members in Zandspruit, an informal settlement west of Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 March 2016. Community members blocked and barricaded roads surrounding the settlement, after their illegal electricity connections where removed my Johannesburg Council workers almost a week ago.  EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

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A member of the South African Police Service fires rubber bullets on striking community members in Zandspruit, an informal settlement west of Johannesburg. Community members blocked and barricaded roads surrounding the settlement, after their illegal electricity connections where removed my Johannesburg Council workers almost a week ago 

Eastview School in Harare, Zimbabwe...epa05211322 Primary students take lessons under a makeshift classroom because of lack of proper classrooms at the Eastview School in Caledonia, Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 March 2016. Students most of whom their parents are low income earners and informal traders, learn under very poor facilities.  EPA/AARON UFUMELI

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Primary students take lessons under a makeshift classroom due to a lack of proper classrooms at the Eastview School in Caledonia, Harare, Zimbabwe 

Members of the Libyan judicial police ta...Members of the Libyan judicial police take part in a graduation ceremony on March 8, 2016 in the capital Tripoli.  / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIAMAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Libyan judicial police take part in a graduation ceremony in the capital Tripoli

A Ugandan soldier stands guard in front of posters for opposition leader Kizza Besigye and other candidates fin the parliamentary elections

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A Ugandan soldier stands guard in front of posters for opposition leader Kizza Besigye and other candidates in the parliamentary elections

Libyans take part in celebrations markin...Libyans take part in celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Moamer Kadhafi, at Martyrs' Square in the capital Tripoli, on February 17, 2016. / AFP / MAHMUD TURKIAMAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Libyans take part in celebrations marking the fifth anniversary of the Libyan revolution, which toppled strongman Muammer Gaddafi, at Martyrs’ Square in the capital Tripoli 

A woman sits against a wall plastered with campaign posters for opposition leader Kizza Besigye, as well as for local members of Parliament, in a poor market area of the capital Kampala, Uganda Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. On the eve of presidential elections, a heavy police and military presence could be seen in the capital Kampala. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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A woman sits against a wall plastered with campaign posters for opposition leader Kizza Besigye, as well as for local members of Parliament, in Kampala, Uganda. On the eve of presidential elections, a heavy police and military presence could be seen in the capital Kampala 

A Angolan military administers a yellow fever vaccine to a child at 'Quilometro 30' market, Luanda, Angola

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A Angolan military administers a yellow fever vaccine to a child at ‘Quilometro 30′ market, Luanda, Angola

Supporters of leading opposition leader and presidential candidate Kizza Besigye cower in a shop doorway after riot police fired tear gas at them and Besigye when they attempted to walk along a street in downtown Kampala, Uganda

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Supporters of leading opposition leader and presidential candidate Kizza Besigye cower in a shop doorway after riot police fired tear gas at them and Besigye when they attempted to walk along a street in downtown Kampala, Uganda

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Thousands of South African opposition Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) supporters, wait outside the constitutional court where judges heard a case over public money spent on President Jacob Zuma’s private house, Johannesburg, South Africa 

Libyan oil workers try to extinguish fla...Libyan oil workers try to extinguish flames at an oil facility in northern Libya's Ras Lanouf region after it was set ablaze following fresh attacks launched by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to seize key port terminals, on January 21, 2016.  Fighting broke out at dawn in the Ras Lanouf region, which along with the nearby Al-Sidra facility is one of the country's main oil export hubs, said the National Oil Corporation (NOC).  / AFP / STRINGERSTRINGER/AFP/Getty Images

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Libyan oil workers try to extinguish flames at an oil facility in northern Libya‘s Ras Lanouf region after it was set ablaze following fresh attacks launched by Islamic State 

Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in Mogadishu...Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia January 20, 2016.

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Members of the Somali military parade after attending a commando training exercise at the United Arab Emirates military training camp in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia

Faithful jump into the waters of the Fasilides Bath as part of a ceremony in which the waters are blessed by the priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church during the second day of Timket in Gondar...Faithful jump into the waters of the Fasilides Bath as part of a ceremony in which the waters are blessed by the priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church during the second day of Timket in Gondar, Ethiopia, January 20, 2016.  "Timket", the greatest Ethiopian festival of the year is to commemorate Jesus Christ's baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist.

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Faithful jump into the waters of the Fasilides Bath as part of a ceremony in which the waters are blessed by the priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church during the second day of Timket in Gondar, Ethiopia on wednesday

A fire fighting helicopter battles a blaze on the mountains above Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa on Monday.  Gale force South Easterly winds have been fanning several fires in the Cape making firefighting extremely difficult. The latest blaze ripped through the mountains above Scarborough and Misty cliffs as it moved towards Kommetjie narrowly missing the residential areas. Two hundred firefighters with 25 vehicles and five helicopters are on the scene fighting the blaze.

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A fire fighting helicopter battles a blaze on the mountains above Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa on Monday. Gale force South Easterly winds have been fanning several fires in the Cape making firefighting extremely difficult

Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two finance ministers in the space of last week, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans took to the streets 16 December to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, whose reputation has been tarnished by a string of scandals. A social media inspired movement called #Zumamustfall sparked several marches across the country on 16 December, a national holiday. The next #zumamustfall march is planned for 01 February 2016. Rallies were also staged in Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth

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Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two finance ministers in the space of a week, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma

"Oui" (Yes) is seen written on the walls of a polling station, where a soldier of the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent is on guard on December 14, 2015. Another two people died overnight in the Central African Republic capital Bangui, the Red Cross said on December 14, bringing the death toll from unrest sparked by a constitutional referendum to five. Clashes involving rocket launchers and machine guns disrupted the polling on December 13 in the Muslim-majority PK-5 district of Bangui. The vote is seen as a test run for presidential and parliamentary elections due to take place December 27 to end more than two years of conflict between the Muslim and Christian militias.

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“Oui” (Yes) is seen written on the walls of a polling station, where a soldier of the UN peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent is on guard on Monday

Young Moroccans pray for rain, Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2015. The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, called on the faithful to pray for rain in the Kingdom, which is suffering from a severe drought as a result of the depletion of the water table and is severly affecting agriculture in the country, forcing people to move to cities in search of work

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Young Moroccans pray for rain, Marrakesh, Morocco, on Friday. The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, called on the faithful to pray for rain in the Kingdom, which is suffering from a severe drought as a result of the depletion of the water table and is severly affecting agriculture in the country

Senegalese soldiers from MINUSCA (United Nations Mission in Central African Republic) patrol in the area where sporadic gunfire and improvised barricades closed the access to some district of Bangui on December 10, 2015.  Gunfire erupted on December 8, 2015 in the Central African Republic's capital Bangui, where protesters erected barricades after an announcement that ex-president Francois Bozize was barred from running for election. A French embassy text message sent to citizens said there were "barricades and gunfire" in several districts and advised French citizens "to avoid these areas".

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Senegalese soldiers from MINUSCA (United Nations Mission in Central African Republic) patrol in the area where sporadic gunfire and improvised barricades closed the access to some district of Bangui on Thursday