Djibouti

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The World Press Photo of the Year by John Stanmeyer of the US for National Geographic, February 26th, 2013, in Djibouti City. African migrants raise their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia – a tenuous link to relatives abroad.

The award-winning photograph Signal will feature among the 150 photographs at the 57th World Press Photo Exhibition which opens at the chq Building(...)

African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda rest in the town of Kurtunwarey in Somalia. Somali government and AU troops have been engaging al-Shabaab militants as part of their military offensive dubbed ‘Indian Ocean’ aiming to oust the Islamist militant groupfrom its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Tobin Jones/African Union Mission to Somalia

The United States conducted a suspected drone strike in southern Somalia targeting senior leaders of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab as the Pen(...)

This picture entittled ‘Signal’ by US photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency is the World Press Photo of the Year 2013 in the 57th World Press Photo Contest. Photograph: EPA/John Stanmeyer/VII Agency/National Geographic

A picture of African migrants standing on the shore of Djibouti City at night, their glimmering phones held aloft to catch a weak signal, won t(...)

Passkot market in  Senegal: aid projects aim to help through reforestation and the provision of money or vouchers so families don’t have to sell their animals. Photograph: Jenny Mattews

At first viewing here in the remote interior of Senegal, there are just three problems with the Great Green Wall, sub-Saharan Africa’s attempt (...)

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