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A Look at Life in Africa, Part 1/2

A Look at Life in Africa, Part 1/2
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Annet Aita, whose job is to wash sandy soil in which gold dust is trapped and extract it using highly toxic mercury, works at a gold mining site in the village of Mawero, on the outskirts of Busia town, in eastern Uganda on Monday, October 18, 2021. A typical day can bring in just over $2, enough for a child to buy a pair of used shoes. But work also provides a refuge. Aita said she felt more fortunate than some friends who “got pregnancies at home”. (Photo by Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

Annet Aita, whose job is to wash sandy soil in which gold dust is trapped and extract it using highly toxic mercury, works at a gold mining site in the village of Mawero, on the outskirts of Busia town, in eastern Uganda on Monday, October 18, 2021. A typical day can bring in just over $2, enough for a child to buy a pair of used shoes. But work also provides a refuge. Aita said she felt more fortunate than some friends who “got pregnancies at home”. (Photo by Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

A man displays a nugget containing gold dust at a gold mining site in the village of Mawero, on the outskirts of Busia town, in eastern Uganda on Monday, October 18, 2021. With schools closed, students toil alongside adults, including some of their teachers, at the mine. Uganda's schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 77 weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the longest disruption anywhere in the world, according to U.N. figures. (Photo by Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

A man displays a nugget containing gold dust at a gold mining site in the village of Mawero, on the outskirts of Busia town, in eastern Uganda on Monday, October 18, 2021. With schools closed, students toil alongside adults, including some of their teachers, at the mine. Uganda’s schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 77 weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the longest disruption anywhere in the world, according to U.N. figures. (Photo by Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

Tenants wash clothes outside the rooms that they rent at Busia Central Primary School on the outskirts of Busia town, in eastern Uganda on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Uganda's schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 77 weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the longest disruption anywhere in the world, according to figures from the U.N. cultural agency. (Photo by Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

Tenants wash clothes outside the rooms that they rent at Busia Central Primary School on the outskirts of Busia town, in eastern Uganda on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Uganda’s schools have been fully or partially shut for more than 77 weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, the longest disruption anywhere in the world, according to figures from the U.N. cultural agency. (Photo by Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo)

Mohamed Mohamud, a ranger from the Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy, looks at the carcass of a giraffe that died of hunger near Matana Village, Wajir County, Kenya, Monday, October 25, 2021. As world leaders address a global climate summit in Britain, drought has descended yet again in northern Kenya, the latest in a series of climate shocks rippling through the Horn of Africa. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Mohamed Mohamud, a ranger from the Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy, looks at the carcass of a giraffe that died of hunger near Matana Village, Wajir County, Kenya, Monday, October 25, 2021. As world leaders address a global climate summit in Britain, drought has descended yet again in northern Kenya, the latest in a series of climate shocks rippling through the Horn of Africa. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Rangers from the Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy supply water from a tanker for wild animals in the conservancy in Wajir County, Kenya Tuesday, October 26, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Rangers from the Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy supply water from a tanker for wild animals in the conservancy in Wajir County, Kenya Tuesday, October 26, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

The children of herders walk past cattle carcasses in the desert near Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

The children of herders walk past cattle carcasses in the desert near Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Herders supply water from a borehole to give to their camels near Kuruti, in Garissa County, Kenya Wednesday, October 27, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Herders supply water from a borehole to give to their camels near Kuruti, in Garissa County, Kenya Wednesday, October 27, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

A boy stands near the rotting carcass of a camel that that died of hunger which people had burned to stop the bad smell, in Belif, Garissa county, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

A boy stands near the rotting carcass of a camel that that died of hunger which people had burned to stop the bad smell, in Belif, Garissa county, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Girls look after their family's camels as they drink from a water point in the desert near Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Girls look after their family’s camels as they drink from a water point in the desert near Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Herder Yusuf Abdullahi walks past the carcasses of his forty goats that died of hunger in Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Herder Yusuf Abdullahi walks past the carcasses of his forty goats that died of hunger in Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

A herder boy who looks after livestock quenches his thirst from a water point in the desert near Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

A herder boy who looks after livestock quenches his thirst from a water point in the desert near Dertu, Wajir County, Kenya Sunday, October 24, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Rangers from the Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy try to control a camel as it transports a tank of water to supply to wild animals in the conservancy in Wajir County, Kenya Tuesday, October 26, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

Rangers from the Sabuli Wildlife Conservancy try to control a camel as it transports a tank of water to supply to wild animals in the conservancy in Wajir County, Kenya Tuesday, October 26, 2021. (Photo by Brian Inganga/AP Photo)

People queue outside a polling station in Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, November 1, 2021. As South Africa holds crucial local elections, the country has been hit by a series of crippling power blackouts that many critics say highlight poor governance. (Photo by Nardus Engelbrecht/AP Photo)

People queue outside a polling station in Khayelitsha in Cape Town, South Africa, Monday, November 1, 2021. As South Africa holds crucial local elections, the country has been hit by a series of crippling power blackouts that many critics say highlight poor governance. (Photo by Nardus Engelbrecht/AP Photo)

A boy walks past houses that have been affected by waves and erosion on the beachfront of Saint Louis, Senegal, Wednesday, November 3, 2021. World leaders are gathered in Scotland at a United Nations climate summit, known as COP26, to push nations to ratchet up their efforts to curb climate change. Experts say the amount of energy unleashed by planetary warming would melt much of the planet's ice, raise global sea levels and greatly increase the likelihood and extreme weather events. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

A boy walks past houses that have been affected by waves and erosion on the beachfront of Saint Louis, Senegal, Wednesday, November 3, 2021. World leaders are gathered in Scotland at a United Nations climate summit, known as COP26, to push nations to ratchet up their efforts to curb climate change. Experts say the amount of energy unleashed by planetary warming would melt much of the planet’s ice, raise global sea levels and greatly increase the likelihood and extreme weather events. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Rescue workers gather around an ambulance with a survivor found in the rubble of the collapsed 21-story apartment building under construction in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Authorities in Nigeria's largest city say the owner of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed suddenly has been arrested. The news came Tuesday as officials announced that 14 people had been confirmed dead following Monday's accident. Dozens of others are believed to still be trapped in the rubble of the 21-story building that was under construction in the Ikoyi area of Lagos. (Photo by Sunday Alamba/AP Photo)

Rescue workers gather around an ambulance with a survivor found in the rubble of the collapsed 21-story apartment building under construction in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Authorities in Nigeria’s largest city say the owner of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed suddenly has been arrested. The news came Tuesday as officials announced that 14 people had been confirmed dead following Monday’s accident. Dozens of others are believed to still be trapped in the rubble of the 21-story building that was under construction in the Ikoyi area of Lagos. (Photo by Sunday Alamba/AP Photo)

A relative of a missing person cries at the site of a collapsed 21-story apartment building under construction in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The number of bodies recovered at the site of the building that collapsed in Nigeria has risen to 21, the Lagos governor said Wednesday, admitting that the search and rescue mission is "still a very difficult, a very long procedure." On day three of the search operation at the Ikoyi area of Lagos, excavators combed through the pile of debris while oxygen and water were intermittently pumped into the rubble as the search continues. (Photo by Sunday Alamba/AP Photo)

A relative of a missing person cries at the site of a collapsed 21-story apartment building under construction in Lagos, Nigeria, Wednesday, November 3, 2021. The number of bodies recovered at the site of the building that collapsed in Nigeria has risen to 21, the Lagos governor said Wednesday, admitting that the search and rescue mission is “still a very difficult, a very long procedure.” On day three of the search operation at the Ikoyi area of Lagos, excavators combed through the pile of debris while oxygen and water were intermittently pumped into the rubble as the search continues. (Photo by Sunday Alamba/AP Photo)

A police officer clears the way for an ambulance at the site of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, on November 2, 2021. Nigerian rescue crews pulled two more survivors out of a collapsed Lagos high-rise building on November 2, 2021 and were communicating with others buried inside the rubble, a day after the disaster killed at least seven and left many more trapped.
The 21-storey building was still under construction when it fell abruptly into a pile of concrete slabs on Monday in the wealthy Ikoyi district of Nigeria's commercial capital. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP Photo)

A police officer clears the way for an ambulance at the site of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, on November 2, 2021. Nigerian rescue crews pulled two more survivors out of a collapsed Lagos high-rise building on November 2, 2021 and were communicating with others buried inside the rubble, a day after the disaster killed at least seven and left many more trapped.
The 21-storey building was still under construction when it fell abruptly into a pile of concrete slabs on Monday in the wealthy Ikoyi district of Nigeria’s commercial capital. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP Photo)

Rescue workers carry an oxygen tank towards the site of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, on November 2, 2021. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP Photo)

Rescue workers carry an oxygen tank towards the site of the collapsed 21-storey building in Ikoyi, Lagos, on November 2, 2021. (Photo by Benson Ibeabuchi/AFP Photo)

Current and former Ethiopian military personnel and the public commemorate federal soldiers killed by forces loyal to the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) at the start of the conflict one year ago, at a candlelit event outside the city administration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, November 3, 2021. All sides in Ethiopia's yearlong war in the Tigray region have committed abuses marked by “extreme brutality” that could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

Current and former Ethiopian military personnel and the public commemorate federal soldiers killed by forces loyal to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) at the start of the conflict one year ago, at a candlelit event outside the city administration in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, November 3, 2021. All sides in Ethiopia’s yearlong war in the Tigray region have committed abuses marked by “extreme brutality” that could amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, the U.N. human rights chief said Wednesday. (Photo by AP Photo/Stringer)

In this drone image, houses lay between the Senegal river, top, and the Atlantic Ocean beach that has been affected by erosion in Saint Louis, Senegal, Wednesday, November 3, 2021. World leaders are gathered in Scotland at a United Nations climate summit, known as COP26, to push nations to ratchet up their efforts to curb climate change. Experts say the amount of energy unleashed by planetary warming would melt much of the planet's ice, raise global sea levels and greatly increase the likelihood and extreme weather events. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

In this drone image, houses lay between the Senegal river, top, and the Atlantic Ocean beach that has been affected by erosion in Saint Louis, Senegal, Wednesday, November 3, 2021. World leaders are gathered in Scotland at a United Nations climate summit, known as COP26, to push nations to ratchet up their efforts to curb climate change. Experts say the amount of energy unleashed by planetary warming would melt much of the planet’s ice, raise global sea levels and greatly increase the likelihood and extreme weather events. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Raymond Hinze
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