Africa

Unidentified men stand outside a ticketing office ahead of the opening African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match in Bata, Equatorial Guinea, Friday Jan. 16, 2015.

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Fans stand outside a ticketing office ahead of the opening African Cup of Nations Group A soccer match in Bata, Equatorial Guinea on Friday

Health workers at Doctors Without Borders (MSF), work in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment center on October 16, 2014 in Paynesville, Liberia. The World Health Organization says that more than 4,500 people have died due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa with a mortality rate for the disease at about 70 percent.

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Health workers at Doctors Without Borders (MSF), work in the high-risk area of the ELWA 3 Ebola treatment centre on Thursday in Paynesville, Liberia

Women faint (Bottom) as another reacts while volunteers (unseen) take away from a nearby house the body of a woman who died of Ebola, in Waterloo, some 30 kilometers southeast of Freetown, on October 7, 2014. Dozens of British military personnel are due to fly to Sierra Leone next week to help build medical facilities to combat the Ebola epidemic, the defence ministry said on October 7.  AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEURFLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images

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Women faint while volunteers (unseen) remove the body of a female Ebola victim from a nearby house in Waterloo, some 30km southeast of Freetown. Dozens of British military personnel are to fly to Sierra Leone next week to help build medical facilities to combat the epidemic 

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. 

Ill irregular immigrant lies on the ground as a blanket is placed over him at Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour...An ill irregular immigrant lies on the ground as a blanket is placed over him at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, early June 8, 2014. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An unwell immigrant lies down at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron’s base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources. 

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.

Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Friday March 28, 2014. 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. Thousands of migrants seeking a better life in Europe are living illegally in Morocco, hoping they can enter Melilla and Spain's other north African coastal enclave, Ceuta. (AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

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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. 

Holot detention center for African asylum seekers...epa04083553 African asylum seekers and inmates of the Holot Detention centre stand at the fence of the facility during a protest in Holot, Israel, 17 February 2014. Several Asylum seekers came from Tel Aviv to protest outside the prison against Israel's refusal to grant them refugee status and the opening of Holot.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN

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Inmates of the Holot detention centre stand at the fence of the facility during a protest on the outside. Several asylum seekers came from Tel Aviv to demonstrate against the opening of Holot and Israel‘s refusal to grant them refugee status. 

People gather in the Christian ...TOPSHOTS People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, on December 18, 2013.   The Christian camp is on one side, the Muslim camp on another, separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes, a no man's land swirling with bitterness, rumours and accusations .AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

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People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Christians and Muslims used to live to together in relative harmony in Bossangoa, but now religious tensions are high and the two sides live in camps separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes. 

A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei...A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei October 31, 2013. Permanent residents of the disputed Abyei region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan on Thursday in a symbolic referendum that could antagonise heavily armed Arab nomads who drive their livestock through the area and claim it for Sudan.  REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu.

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Residents of Abyei in Sudan celebrate after the results of a referendum showed that the disputed region had voted overwhelmingly to join South Sudan. 

An elephant grazes at the Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya. The Kenyan and Tanzanian government have started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape. The seven day survey will cost $104,000.

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An elephant grazes at the Amboseli National Park, in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya. The Kenyan and Tanzanian government have started a joint aerial count of elephants and other large mammals in the shared ecosystem of the Amboseli-West Kilimanjaro and Natron-Magadi landscape. The seven day survey will cost $104,000.

This picture taken on July 16, 2013 shows Kelvin Leadismo (3rd L), 12, and his classmates as they attend a tuition class at Loltulelei primary school in Kisima township of Kenya's nothern county of Samburu. The class is attended by young shepherds from the Samburu community who are usually unable to attend regular daytime classes when they are tending to their family's livestock at pasture. The school runs a parallel tuition programme to the national curriculum that enables the otherwise illeterate shepherds acquire literacy through the two to three hour tuition courses presided over by volunteer teachers.  AFP PHOTO / Tony KARUMBA RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

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Kelvin Leadismo, 12, and his classmates attend tuition at Loltulelei primary school in Kisima township in Kenya. The class is attended by young shepherds from the Samburu community who are unable to attend regular daytime classes as they are tending to their families’ livestock at pasture. The school runs a parallel tuition programme to the national curriculum, which enables the otherwise illiterate shepherds to acquire literacy through the two to three hour classes run by volunteer teachers 

Zakaria Alakory (R), 19, and Assem Al khshmy (L), 16, practice parkour on the beach in Benghazi August 15, 2013. Picture taken August 15, 2013. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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Zakaria Alakory, 19, and Assem Al Khshmy, 16, practice parkour, the discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body, on the beach in Benghazi, Libya.

A General Service (GSU) office gestures outside the burning Jomo Kenyatta international airport on August 7, 2013. A massive fire shut down Nairobi's international airport today with flights diverted to regional cities as firefighters battled to put out the blaze in east Africa's biggest transport hub.

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A General Service (GSU) office gestures outside the burning Jomo Kenyatta international airport on Wednesday. A massive fire shut down Nairobi’s international airport today with flights diverted to regional cities as firefighters battled to put out the blaze in east Africa’s biggest transport hub.

ered voters. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)A girl walks past campaign posters on the windows of a mud brick house in Gao, Mali Thursday, July 25, 2013. Mali's presidential election is going ahead on Sunday despite massive logistical and technical lapses, including a voter roll which inexplicably does not contain the names of tens of thousands of regist

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A girl walks past campaign posters on the windows of a mud brick house in Gao, Mali, on Thursday. Mali’s presidential election is going ahead on Sunday despite logistical and technical lapses, including a voter roll that does not contain the names of tens of thousands of registered voters. 

Women from a welcoming group wearing skirts and shawls with the face of U.S. President Barack Obama prepare for him to depart from the Julius Nyerere airport at the end of the final leg of his weeklong visit to Africa, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tuesday, July 2, 2013. Obama on Monday courted African business leaders and announced new trade initiatives to open up East Africa's markets to American businesses, as he sought to counter the rise of Chinese economic influence in the growing continent.

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Women from a welcoming group wearing skirts and shawls with the face of US President Barack Obama prepare for him to depart from the Julius Nyerere airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Tuesday, at the end of the final leg of his week-long visit to Africa. Mr Obama on Monday courted African business leaders and announced trade initiatives to open up East Africa’s markets to American businesses, as he sought to counter the rise of Chinese economic influence in the continent.

US President Barack Obama (L) and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the Door of No Return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar on June 27, 2013. Obama and his family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves

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US president Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out from the door of no return while touring the House of Slaves, or Maison des Esclaves, at Goree Island off the coast of Dakar on Thursday. Mr Obama and his family toured the museum at the site where African slaves were held before going through the door and being shipped off the continent as slaves. 

A member of the honor guard adjusts another's collar as they prepare for the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, Thursday, June 27, 2013. President Obama arrived in Senegal Wednesday night to kick off a weeklong trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black U.S. president's lack of personal engagement during his first term. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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A member of the honour guard adjusts another’s collar as they prepare for the arrival of President Barack Obama at the presidential palace in Dakar, Senegal, on Thursday. Mr Obama arrived in Senegal on Wednesday night to begin a week-long trip to Africa, a three-country visit aimed at overcoming disappointment on the continent over the first black US president’s lack of engagement with continent during his first term.

Daily Life In The Alexandra Township...JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JUNE 26:  Phaphama Nxumalo (L), 12, and Natasha Mbatha, 9, members of the Alexandra Trampoline Club, practices in an alleyway between apartment blocks June 26, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A township with a wide spectrum of housing types, including shacks and contemporary homes, Alexandra is situated next to the wealthy suburb of Sandton, laying bare post-apartheid South Africa's vast gulf between wealth and poverty.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Phaphama Nxumalo (left), 12, and Natasha Mbatha, 9, members of the Alexandra Trampoline Club, on Wednesday practise in an alleyway between apartment blocks in Johannesburg, South Africa. A township with a wide spectrum of housing types, including shacks and contemporary homes, Alexandra is situated next to the wealthy suburb of Sandton, laying bare post-apartheid South Africa’s vast gulf between wealth and poverty. 

Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant Ajabu is given a dust-bath in the red earth after being fed milk from a bottle by a keeper, as she is too young to do it herself, at an event to mark World Environment Day at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Trust founder Daphne Sheldrick said at the event, which was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec, that they are seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants because of the poaching crisis occurring across Africa. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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Two-month-old orphaned baby elephant Ajabu is given a dust bath by a keeper, at an event to mark World Environment Day at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya, on Wednesday. Trust founder Daphne Sheldrick said they are seeing an upsurge in orphaned elephants because of poaching across Africa.