Ahmed Mohamed Madobe, the president of the Jubbaland region, takes the oath of office after winning their presidential election, in the southern port town of Kismayo, Somalia, Aug. 22, 2019.
Alternate election raises concerns about political conflicts  and fears of violence
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August 22, 2019
FILE - Giraffes and zebras congregate under the shade of a tree in the afternoon in Mikumi National Park, Tanzania, March 20, 2018.
An international conference on endangered species has agreed to protect giraffes for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations
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August 22, 2019
The leader of Sudan's transitional council looks on as military and civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, are sworn in at the presidential palace in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 21, 2019.
Raja Nichola Abdulmessih, one of two women sworn in to serve on Sudan's Sovereign Council this week, vows to uphold the rights of all Sudanese
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August 22, 2019
FILE - A passenger rides on a moto-taxi in Kigali, Rwanda, July 30, 2017. Rwanda is introducing electric motorcycles, with more than 600 being built for use in the country.
President Paul Kagame introduces campaign to phase out fuel-powered cycles
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August 22, 2019
Esperance Nabintu, holding her son Ebenezer Fataki, celebrates the pair’s recovery from Ebola. Nabintu spoke at a news conference outside the treatment center in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug. 13, 2019. (A. Malivika)
Hundreds gathered in Congo's eastern city of Goma to support Ebola response teams that have seen increasing attacks and resistance among communities in eastern Congo where Ebola continues to spread
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August 22, 2019
People hold South African flags as Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO, Sello Hatang speaks to the press on the steps of the Johannesburg High Court, Aug. 21, 2019, after South Africa's Equality Court restricted the display of the old apartheid-era flag.
Supporters say decision may help soothe continuing racial divides 25 years after the end of institutionalized segregation in the country
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August 22, 2019
President of the Republic of Angola Joao Lourenço (C) shakes hands with Rwandan president Paul Kagame (R) next to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (L) after the signing an agreement, Aug. 21, 2019, in Luanda, Angola.
Analysts say deal does not address underlying issues that led to closure of border
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August 22, 2019