Anti-government protesters take over the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso

Anti-government protesters take over the parliament building in Ouagadougou

Anti-government protesters take over the parliament building in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso.

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Children wait to be immunised at the Losikito primary school in Tanzania

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Children wait to be immunised against measles and rubella at the Losikito primary school in Tanzania. The government has begun a nationwide programme to protect 21 million children against the diseases.

Ebola outbreak – Health workers have asked for increased hazard pay

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Health workers dress in protective clothing before taking the body of an Ebola victim from the Island Clinic Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia. A planned strike at Ebola treatment centers was averted as most nurses and health care workers reported for work. Health workers have asked for increased hazard pay. They are one of the most high-risk groups for Ebola infection. Nearly 100 of them have died in Liberia.

African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo

Fans climb a scoreboard to watch the African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa

Fans climb a scoreboard to watch the African Cup of Nations qualifying match between Ivory Coast and Democratic Republic of Congo in Kinshasa.

Guinea’s gold miners – local economy has emerged, with goat meat and soft drinks

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The mine extends for several square kilometres of barren, cratered earth. Thousands work here, and a whole local economy has emerged, with vendors hawking goat meat and soft drinks, carpenters making tools, and motorbike-taxi drivers transporting the workers.

Underground gold deposits on the border of Guinea and Mali

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Outside the dusty, one-road town of Kouremale on the border of Guinea and Mali, underground gold deposits have attracted thousands of young men looking to make a living from artisanal mining.

A Liberian man carries his sick brother, suspected of having Ebola

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A Liberian man carries his sick brother, suspected of having Ebola, after being delayed admission to the Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit due to a lack of beds at the clinic on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia.

Kilimanjaro at sunset

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Tanzanian porters and guides stand on a rock half way up Kilimanjaro at sunset trying to get a mobile phone signal to call their wives. Two teams are taking part in a gruelling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game of cricket in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 metres (19,000 feet).