Africa

Picture of TB, armed guards, lack of food at UN migrant center in Libya

TB, armed guards, lack of food at UN migrant center in Libya

In this Nov. 29, 2013, file photo, African migrants cover themselves with blankets after being captured by the Libyan Coast Guard while on a boat heading to Italy, in a detention center for illegal migrants in Abu Salim district on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya. The United Nations opened its "Gathering and Departure Facility" in Libya a year ago as an alternative to imprisonment in such places as Abu Salim. But Libyan security officials and U.N. and other aid workers inside Libya confirmed that what was supposed to be a place of calm and order has fallen into chaos.

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Picture of Ebola responders on ‘lockdown’ after Congo city’s unrest

Ebola responders on ‘lockdown’ after Congo city’s unrest

Smoke from the United Nations compound rises in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Monday, Nov. 25, 2019. Angry residents of this eastern Congo city burned the town hall and stormed the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, after Allied Democratic Forces rebels killed eight people and kidnapped nine overnight.

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Picture of Zimbabwe’s severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife

Zimbabwe’s severe drought killing elephants, other wildlife

In this Oct, 27, 2019, photo, the carcass of a Buffalo lies on the edges of a sun baked pool that used to be a perennial water supply in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe. Elephants, zebras, hippos, impalas, buffaloes and many other wildlife are stressed by lack of food and water in the park, whose very name comes from the four pools of water normally filled by the flooding Zambezi River each rainy season, and where wildlife traditionally drink. The word “mana” means four in the Shona language.

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Picture of Ivanka Trump to promote women’s prosperity in Morocco

Ivanka Trump to promote women’s prosperity in Morocco

In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, White House adviser Ivanka Trump speaks during the forum Unleashing the Potential of Women Entrepreneurs through Finance and Markets, on the sidelines of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington.

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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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