Africa

Protesters carry a man who was shot by French soldiers after French troops opened fire at protesters blocking a road in Bambari

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An injured man is carried by protesters who were shot at by French soldiers as they blocked a road in Bambari, Central African Republic, on Thursday

A group of migrants from Somalia that survived from an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on May 12, 2014. At least 22 migrants including four children drowned in the Aegean Sea on May 5, 2014 after a yacht and a dinghy carrying them towards Greek shores capsized. Eighteen people were found dead on board the 10-metre (33-foot) yacht after it was towed to shore, the coastguard said, adding that another four bodies were recovered at sea.

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A group of migrants from Somalia that survived an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on Monday

Some of the hundreds of protests demonstrate outside the Nigeria Consulate to bring attention to the girls abducted in Nigeria, Johannesburg, South Africa, 08 May 2014.  The march by both South African and Nigeria women is to raise awareness for the 276 girls abducted from their school last month by the terror group Boko Haram. None of the girls have been found to date.

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Protestors demonstrate in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, to bring attention to the more than 200 girls abducted in Nigeria.

Women and children prepare to flee with their belongings following incidents of sectarian insecurity close to the town of Grimari May 7, 2014. Inter-communal violence has gripped the former French colony since late 2012 when a struggle power degenerated into fighting between Muslims and Christian militias.

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Women and children prepare to flee with their belongings following incidents of sectarian violence close to the town of Grimari on Wednesday in the Central African Republic

Sub-Saharan migrants drink water as they sit on Spanish soil after jumping a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, Thursday, May 1, 2014. Spain says around 700 African migrants have rushed its barbed wire border fences in the North African enclave of Melilla, and although police repelled most, 140 managed to enter Spanish territory. The migrants charged the fences in two waves, with 500 arriving in the early hours and another 200 later Thursday morning. Spain and Morocco stepped up border vigilance in Feb. when 15 migrants drowned trying to enter Spain's other north African coastal enclave, Ceuta.

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Migrants drink water as they sit on Spanish soil after jumping a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Spain says around 700 African migrants have rushed the barbed wire border fences and although police repelled most, 140 managed to enter Spanish territory.

  A sick girl rests on the lap of her mother as another woman (top L) washes her baby by the side of the road during a break from their journey towards Chad's border escorted by African Union operation in CAR (MISCA) a few kilometres after the northern town of Kaga Bandoro April 29, 2014. All the remaining Muslims that have been sheltered from sectarian violence in the neighbourhood of PK12 in Bangui, over one thousand have been evacuated towards the northern town of Kabo and Sido on the border with Chad.  REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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A sick girl rests on the lap of her mother, as another woman washes her baby, by the side of the road during a break from their journey to Chad’s border, escorted by members of the African Union operation in CAR (MISCA), a few kilometres from the northern town of Kaga Bandoro. Read more

Supporters of the South African opposition party Democratic Alliance (DA) holds signs as they gather in Mamelodi during an election rally on April 28, 2014. South Africa celebrated on the eve the 20th anniversary of its first ever all-race, democratic election that ended decades of sanctioned racial oppression under the apartheid system. This year's anniversary of democracy coincides with South Africa's fifth democratic election on May 7 where voters will cast ballots in a fiercely fought contest.

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Supporters of the South African opposition party Democratic Alliance gather in Mamelodi during an election rally on Monday. This year’s anniversary of democracy coincides with South Africa’s fifth democratic election on May 7, when voters will cast their ballots in a fiercely fought contest

An internally displaced Muslim boy looks out of a house in the town of Boda April 15, 2014.

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An internally displaced Muslim boy looks out of a house in the town of Boda in the Central African Republic

Students stand in line to cast their votes during the election of the Children's Parliament in Sanaa April 14, 2014. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election to vote for their candidates who will represent them in the Yemeni Children s Parliament, state news agency Saba reported.

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Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election for representatives in the Yemeni Children’s Parliament.

Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on April 9, 2014. Recent conflict in the country has made resources scarce, many civil servants, including teachers, have not received their pay for several months.

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Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on Wednesday. Recent conflict in South Sudan has made resources scarce, with many civil servants, including teachers, not receiving their pay for several months.