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Somali security forces patrol along the coast of Qaw, in Puntland, northeastern Somalia. Photo Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP
An African migrant gets fanned on the ground after crossing a border fence between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta Photo M. Martin/Reuters
A member of the civil society chants slogans during a protest dubbed “Stop extrajudicial killings” after the killing of human rights lawyer, Willie Kimani, his client and their driver in Nairobi, Kenya
A supporter of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, wears a mask and looks on during a rally held in Nairobi, Kenya
An overloaded car travels through the Assaga refugee camp in Diffa close to the Niger-Nigeria border
A boy carries a goat near Jidhi town of Awdal region, Somaliland. Across the Horn of Africa millions have been hit by the severe El Nino-related drought.
Quality control workers pick out unsuitable green, unroasted coffee beans from a conveyor belt at Dormans coffee factory in Nairobi, Kenya
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) reviews a marsh band during a welcome ceremony at the National Palace in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today.
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 centre on Thursday in Paynesville, Liberia
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
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.
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.
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. 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.
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 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.
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.