DAKAR Growing up in the coastal capital of Dakar, Khadjou Sambe never saw a Black woman surfing the Atlantic swells. As Senegal's first female professional surfer, Sambe is now inspiring the next generation to defy cultural norms and take to the waves.
KHARTOUM At an open-air, riverbank factory where the Blue Nile and White Nile meet in Sudan, Mohamed Ahmed al Ameen and his colleagues mould thousands of bricks every day from mud deposited by summer floods.
BUTEMBO, Democratic Republic of Congo Arlette Kavugho was discharged from an Ebola ward in eastern Congo in March, but her troubles did not end there.
KUNTA KINTEH ISLAND, Gambia When Gambian boat captain Abdoulie Jabang ferries visitors to Kunta Kinteh island he tells them that the waves lapping the shores of the former slave site threaten to wash history away.
CHEIA, Mozambique Maria Jofresse cannot find her two young daughters' graves, though she helped dig them herself.
ALGIERS, March 8 Tens of thousands of Algerians
defied heavily deployed riot police on Friday and resumed mass
protests against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika posing the
biggest threat to his 20-year-old rule.
SAINT-LOUIS, Senegal An eight-year-old boy fled his Koranic school in Saint-Louis, Senegal this month after he said a teacher threatened to beat him for not earning enough money begging on the street.
MECCA, Saudi Arabia On the plain of Arafat, I stood among hundreds of thousands of people who were all trying to reach the top of Mount Mercy, whilst covering my first haj after 20 years as a photographer for Reuters.
BOUHAROUN, Algeria Haggling with the fishermen in the seaside village of Bouharoun for the produce she serves in her restaurant, Algerian Karima Daikhi is a woman determined to make her way in a man's world.
MATMATA, Tunisia In the arid valleys of southern Tunisia's Djebel Dahar region, people have lived for centuries in underground houses whose earthen casing provides protection against searing summer heat and winter winds.