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A woman with a sticker on her head bearing the slogan “Bring back our girls” marches for the release of the more than 200 abducted Chibok school girls in Lagos on Thursday, during a demonstration by civil society groups and celebrities of the film and entertainment industries to press for the girls’ release, seven weeks after their abduction by Islamist militant group Boko Haram
People angered by an attack on a church in central Bangui, the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, take part in a protest. At least 15 people, including a priest, were killed and several others wounded in clashes on Wednesday, a military source said
Sub-Saharan migrants scale a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, early in the morning on Wednesday. Several hundred African migrants charged the barbed-wire border fence in Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla with many managing to get across while dozens of others were beaten back by Moroccan and Spanish police
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 an accident in the Aegean Sea last week, arrive at the port of Piraeus in Athens on Monday
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 violence close to the town of Grimari on Wednesday in the Central African Republic
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 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.
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 in the Central African Republic
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 Wednesday. Recent conflict in South Sudan has made resources scarce, with many civil servants, including teachers, not receiving their pay for several months.
Performers mark the 20th anniversary of Rwanda’s genocide at a ceremony in Amahoro stadium, Kigali, Rwanda.
A fisherman carries a swordfish on his head from the Indian Ocean to the market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday.
Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Officials said several hundred African migrants tried to cross barbed-wire border fences to enter the Spanish enclave of Melilla from Morocco but most were turned back by security forces from both sides. An Interior Ministry spokesman in Melilla said the migrants attempted to scale the fences several times early Friday and a handful managed to get across.
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Nawal Farhat, 62, in her home at the El’Arafa necropolis, a cemetery in the City of the Dead, in Cairo. People live and work among the dead in the four-mile-long cemetery, which consists of tombs and mausoleums. While some reside in the area to be closer to their ancient heritage, others were forced to reside here from central Cairo due to increased urbanization since the 1950s, or for work opportunities. The poorest live in a slum area in the City of the Dead.
A man walks with his camels in M’hamid el-Ghizlane, in the Moroccan southern Sahara desert.
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Chadian soldiers march during Flintlock 2014, a US-led international training mission for African militaries, in Diffa, Niger
Fatima Abdala, from Barakutili, South Darfur, rests in her small shelter in the Kalma camp for Internally Displaced People. Violence has spread in the Darfur region in Sudan, international peacekeepers said yesterday, reporting a town looted and thousands more displaced on top of an estimated 40,000 who had fled their homes in South Darfur escaping unrest linked to what an analyst described as a type of mercenary force.