Africa

An Egyptian policeman reacts as he walks through the site of a car bomb explosion that struck the Cairo police headquarters today

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An Egyptian policeman walks through the site of a car bomb explosion that struck the Cairo police headquarters on Friday. Read more

A man carrying a helmet and with his face hooded attends a rally near Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana on January 23, 2014. Tens of thousands of workers at the world's three top platinum producers were set to down tools today in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact in Africa's largest economy. Up to 80,000 workers at Impala Platinum, Anglo American Platinum and Lonmin mines will embark on an indefinite strike from early Thursday, after their demand to double the minimum monthly wage to $1,150 was rejected.

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Tens of thousands of workers at the world’s three top platinum producers downed tools on Thursday in South Africa in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact on Africa’s largest economy. Here, protesters gather near Lonmin’s platinum mine in Marikana.

Graduation ceremony of Libyan army  ...epaselect epa04024615 Libyan army soldiers march in a military parade during a graduation ceremony for a new batch of Libyan National Army, in Tripoli, Libya, 16 January 2014.  EPA/SABRI ELMHEDWI

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Libyan army soldiers march in a military parade during a graduation ceremony for a new batch of Libyan National Army, in Tripoli, LibyaRead more

Two girls wash a pan in the displaced camp near Mpoko airport, on January 15, 2014 in Bangui. Few people are going back home as the situation is more quiet in the Centrafrican capital. The Central African Republic began the search for a peacemaker president after months of sectarian violence that displaced a fifth of the population. A terrifying spiral of atrocities pitted Muslims against the Christian majority.

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A displaced camp near Mpoko airport on Wednesday in Bangui. Few people are going back home even as the situation grows less tense in the Central African capital.

Children displaced by the fighting in Bor county, who have just arrived, are standing on the side of a boat in the port in Minkaman

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Children displaced by the fighting in Bor county stand on the side of a boat in the port in Minkaman in South Sudan on Wednesday

An Egyptian ululates in front of a polling station after casting her vote in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. Egyptians have started voting on a draft for their country's new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup last July. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Voting starts on a draft for Egypt’s new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed road map put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup in July. Read more

The Queen's Baton is greeted by a display of traditional culture, music and dancing at City Hall, Yaounde, Cameroon. Photo issued Friday January 10, 2014 by The PRESS ASSOCIATION. Cameroon is the twenty fifth country to be visited on the baton's journey through 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.

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The Queen’s Baton is greeted by a display of traditional culture, music and dancing at City Hall, Yaounde, Cameroon. Cameroon is the 25th country to be visited on the baton’s journey through 70 Commonwealth nations and territories. The games start in Glasgow in July

Displaced people raise their ha...TOPSHOTS Displaced people raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui's airport where 100.000 people have found shelter on January 8, 2014. Strife-torn Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, a Unicef official warned on January 9, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps.   AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERGERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

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Displaced people raise their hands as they wait for food distribution, near Mpoko Bangui’s airport where 100.000 people have found shelter. Strife-torn Central African Republic is heading for a humanitarian disaster, a Unicef official warned on January 9, calling for urgent action to prevent deadly diseases from spreading in overcrowded refugee camps. Read more

People unload the few belongings on January 9, 2014 at Minkammen, South Sudan that they were able to bring with them to the camps. Hundreds of civilians fleeing violence in Bor region arrive at dawn to one of the many small ports that run alongside the camps in Awerial region, having crossed over the Nile River by night. Thousands of exhausted civilians are crowding into the fishing village of Minkammen, a once-tiny riverbank settlement of a few thatch huts 25 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of Bor. Some say they had spent days hiding out in the bush outside Bor as gunmen battled for control of the town, which has exchanged hands three times in the conflict, and remains in rebel control.

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People unload their few belongings on Thursday at Minkammen, South Sudan. Hundreds of civilians fleeing violence in Bor region arrive at one of the many small ports that run alongside the camps in Awerial region, having crossed over the Nile River by night.

One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it after waking up in the morning in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area "is lined with thousands of people" waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far".

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One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it after waking up in the morning in the town of Awerial, South Sudan. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area “is lined with thousands of people” waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is “is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far”. Read more