Africa

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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.

Opposition supporters cheer as they viol...Opposition supporters cheer as they violently clash with security forces in Lome, on May 23, 2013.  Authorities have banned planned opposition protests in the capital city Lome this week after a crowd of protesting students smashed windows and torched cars on May 21, 2013.   AFP PHOTO/Daniel HaydukDaniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images

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Opposition supporters cheer as they clash with security forces in Lomé on Thursday. Authorities have banned planned opposition protests in Togo’s capital city this week after a crowd of students smashed windows and torched cars on May 21. Read more

epa03710389 Women from Togo protest in traditional dress in Lome, Togo, 21 May 2013. The protests, set for three days this week, are against the arrest of opposition members. One of the opposition members arrested last week has allegedly died in police custody, according to local reports.  EPA/STR

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Women protest in traditional dress in Lome, Togo on Monday. The protests, set for three days this week, are against the arrest of opposition members. One of the opposition members arrested last week has allegedly died in police custody, according to local reports. Read more

A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in al-Mazraq of the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja May 20, 2013. Thousands of the IDPs who have fled fighting between Shi'ite rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons in al-Mazraq, in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja, on Monday. Thousands of the displaced who have fled fighting between Shia rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended. Read more