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Picture of ‘This man lives forever’: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is buried

‘This man lives forever’: Zimbabwe’s Mugabe is buried

The coffin carrying the body of former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe is seen at during mass at his rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometers north west of the capital Harare, Saturday. Sept, 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place.

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Picture of Meghan visits memorial to murdered South African woman

Meghan visits memorial to murdered South African woman

In this undated handout photo taken from the Sussex Royal instagram account, Britain's Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex visits the memorial to a murdered South African student as a "personal gesture" after "closely following the tragic story". In a quiet visit, Meghan tied a ribbon to the memorial at the post office where university student Uyinene Mrwetyana was attacked. A post on the royals' Instagram account calls the death "a critical point in the future of women's rights in South Africa," where more than 100 rapes are reported every day.

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Picture of Security tight as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe gets a private burial

Security tight as Zimbabwe’s Mugabe gets a private burial

A van from a funeral parlor enters former President Robert Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba, about 100 kilometers north west of the capital Harare, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. According to a family spokesperson Mugabe is expected to be buried at the residence after weeks of drama mystery and contention over his burial place.

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Picture of Prince Harry walks through Angola mine field, echoing Diana

Prince Harry walks through Angola mine field, echoing Diana

Britain's Prince Harry walks through a minefield in Dirico, Angola, Friday Sept. 27, 2019, during a visit to see the work of landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust, on day five of the royal tour of Africa. Prince Harry is following in the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana, whose walk through an active mine field in Angola years ago helped to lead to a global ban on the deadly weapons.

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Picture of South Sudan launches mobile money to boost recovery from war

South Sudan launches mobile money to boost recovery from war

In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, a man sits in his mobile money kiosk which specializes in sending money from South Sudan to Uganda, in the capital Juba, South Sudan. South Sudan has launched mobile money, the ability to send and receive funds by phone, in an attempt to boost the economy after a five-year civil war killed almost 400,000 people.

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Picture of Baby Archie makes rare public appearance in South Africa

Baby Archie makes rare public appearance in South Africa

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, holding their son Archie, meet with Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday Sept. 25, 2019. The royal couple are on the third day of their African tour.

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Picture of Africa’s charcoal trade is decimating fragile forest cover

Africa’s charcoal trade is decimating fragile forest cover

In this Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, a member of a pro-government Somali militia walks amongst piles of locally-produced charcoal, in the seaside town of Bur Garbo, Somalia. Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have underscored the challenges of conserving the Earth's remaining forest cover but the world's poorest continent, home to over 1.2 billion people, has long struggled to protect its forests amid demand for plant-based energy sources seen by many as cheap, such as charcoal or firewood.

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Picture of Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

Zimbabwe’s capital runs dry as taps cut off for 2M people

Buckets are seen in a queue to fetch water at a borehole in Harare, Tuesday, Sept, 24, 2019. The more than 2 million residents of Zimbabwe's capital and surrounding towns are now without water after authorities shut down the city's main treatment plant, raising new fears about disease after a recent cholera outbreak while the economy crumbles further.

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Picture of At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

At least 7 killed as school collapses in Kenya’s capital

People and rescuers walk on debris of The Precious Talent Top School in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. The school collapsed in Kenya's capital on Monday morning, and officials said at least seven children were killed. Two others were critical condition.

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Picture of 2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed

2nd Ebola vaccine to be used in Congo, as UN efforts slammed

In this Saturday, July 13, 2019 file photo, a child is vaccinated against Ebola in Beni, Congo. The World Health Organization says Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 Congo will start using a second experimental Ebola vaccine, as efforts to stop the spiraling outbreak are stalled and Doctors Without Borders criticizes vaccination efforts to date.

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