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A Look at Life in Africa, Part 2/2

A Look at Life in Africa, Part 2/2
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White rhinos graze in an enclosure in Akagera National Park, eastern Rwanda, on November 29, 2021. Thirty endangered white rhinos arrived in Rwanda on November 29, 2021 after a long journey from South Africa in a Boeing 747, conservationists said, hailing it as the largest single transfer of the species ever undertaken. (Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP Photo)

White rhinos graze in an enclosure in Akagera National Park, eastern Rwanda, on November 29, 2021. Thirty endangered white rhinos arrived in Rwanda on November 29, 2021 after a long journey from South Africa in a Boeing 747, conservationists said, hailing it as the largest single transfer of the species ever undertaken. (Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt/AFP Photo)

Protestors face security forces firing tear gas during a demonstration in Ouagadougou on November 27, 2021. Anti-riot police fired tear gas to prevent the demonstrators from gathering in a square in the centre of Ouagadougou, where substantial police and security forces were deployed and all shops closed. (Photo by Olympia de Maismont/AFP Photo)

Protestors face security forces firing tear gas during a demonstration in Ouagadougou on November 27, 2021. Anti-riot police fired tear gas to prevent the demonstrators from gathering in a square in the centre of Ouagadougou, where substantial police and security forces were deployed and all shops closed. (Photo by Olympia de Maismont/AFP Photo)

A dancer spits fire during a slum party at Oworonshoki district of Lagos, on November 27, 2021. In Oworonshoki, a poor district of Lagos, Nigeria's economic capital, an emerging artistic dance activists, Ennovate Dance House, is changing the narratives of the slum cummunity. The community which in the past was always in the bad news for cultism, violence and killings, suddenly is attracting tourist attention with a “Slum Party”, a yearly artistic dance festival being used by the group to give life and hope to the inhabitants. (Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP Photo)

A dancer spits fire during a slum party at Oworonshoki district of Lagos, on November 27, 2021. In Oworonshoki, a poor district of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, an emerging artistic dance activists, Ennovate Dance House, is changing the narratives of the slum cummunity. The community which in the past was always in the bad news for cultism, violence and killings, suddenly is attracting tourist attention with a “Slum Party”, a yearly artistic dance festival being used by the group to give life and hope to the inhabitants. (Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP Photo)

Passengers, some wearing masks, wait for their taxi to leave the Baragwanath taxi rank in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday December 2, 2021. South Africa launched an accelerated vaccination campaign to combat a dramatic rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 a week after the omicron variant was detected in the country. (Photo by Jerome Delay/AP Photo)

Passengers, some wearing masks, wait for their taxi to leave the Baragwanath taxi rank in Soweto, South Africa, Thursday December 2, 2021. South Africa launched an accelerated vaccination campaign to combat a dramatic rise in confirmed cases of COVID-19 a week after the omicron variant was detected in the country. (Photo by Jerome Delay/AP Photo)

A woman adds hair extensions to a woman's hair, in an informal settlement in Zandspruit, South Africa, Wednesday December 1, 2021. Despite the global worry, doctors in South Africa are reporting patients with the omicron variant are suffering mostly mild symptoms so far. But they warn that it is early. Also, most of the new cases are in people in their 20s and 30s, who generally do not get as sick from COVID-19 as older patients. (Photo by Jerome Delay/AP Photo)

A woman adds hair extensions to a woman’s hair, in an informal settlement in Zandspruit, South Africa, Wednesday December 1, 2021. Despite the global worry, doctors in South Africa are reporting patients with the omicron variant are suffering mostly mild symptoms so far. But they warn that it is early. Also, most of the new cases are in people in their 20s and 30s, who generally do not get as sick from COVID-19 as older patients. (Photo by Jerome Delay/AP Photo)

Supporters dance and sing during an election rally in support of Ousainou Darboe, former Gambian vice president and leader of the main opposition party, the United Democratic Party (UDP), in Banjul on December 2, 2021, two days ahead of presidential elections. Gambians go to the polls on December 4 to pick a president, in the poor West African country's first elections since ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile nearly five years ago. (Photo by Guy Peterson/AFP Photo)

Supporters dance and sing during an election rally in support of Ousainou Darboe, former Gambian vice president and leader of the main opposition party, the United Democratic Party (UDP), in Banjul on December 2, 2021, two days ahead of presidential elections. Gambians go to the polls on December 4 to pick a president, in the poor West African country’s first elections since ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile nearly five years ago. (Photo by Guy Peterson/AFP Photo)

A man wears a traditional mask during the final campaign rally for the current President of Gambia and his newly formed political party, National People’s Party’s (NPP), in Banjul on December 2, 2021, two days ahead of presidential elections. Gambians go to the polls on December 4 to pick a president, in the poor West African country's first elections since ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile nearly five years ago. (Photo by John Wessels/AFP Photo)

A man wears a traditional mask during the final campaign rally for the current President of Gambia and his newly formed political party, National People’s Party’s (NPP), in Banjul on December 2, 2021, two days ahead of presidential elections. Gambians go to the polls on December 4 to pick a president, in the poor West African country’s first elections since ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile nearly five years ago. (Photo by John Wessels/AFP Photo)

Residents stand in the streets of Lawley, South Africa, during a visit of local government officials for the launch of the Vooma vaccination program against COVID-19 Friday December 3, 2021. South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. (Photo by Jerome Delay/AP Photo)

Residents stand in the streets of Lawley, South Africa, during a visit of local government officials for the launch of the Vooma vaccination program against COVID-19 Friday December 3, 2021. South Africa has accelerated its vaccination campaign a week after the discovery of the omicron variant of the coronavirus. (Photo by Jerome Delay/AP Photo)

An electoral worker uses a counting board to tally marbles from a polling station during Gambia's presidential elections in Serrekunda, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. Gambians vote in a historic election, one that for the first time will not have former dictator Yahya Jammeh appearing on the ballot. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

An electoral worker uses a counting board to tally marbles from a polling station during Gambia’s presidential elections in Serrekunda, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. Gambians vote in a historic election, one that for the first time will not have former dictator Yahya Jammeh appearing on the ballot. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Electoral workers use a counting board to tally marbles from a polling station during Gambia's presidential elections in Serrekunda, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Electoral workers use a counting board to tally marbles from a polling station during Gambia’s presidential elections in Serrekunda, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Gambian President Adama Barrow arrives to cast his vote in Gambia's presidential elections in Banjul, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Gambian President Adama Barrow arrives to cast his vote in Gambia’s presidential elections in Banjul, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

A man has his nail inked before casting his ballot for Gambia's presidential elections, in Banjul, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

A man has his nail inked before casting his ballot for Gambia’s presidential elections, in Banjul, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

People wait to cast their ballot for Gambia's presidential elections, in Banjul, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. Lines of voters formed outside polling stations in Gambia’s capital as the nation holds a presidential election. The election on Saturday is the first in decades without former dictator Yahya Jammeh as a candidate. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

People wait to cast their ballot for Gambia’s presidential elections, in Banjul, Gambia, Saturday, December 4, 2021. Lines of voters formed outside polling stations in Gambia’s capital as the nation holds a presidential election. The election on Saturday is the first in decades without former dictator Yahya Jammeh as a candidate. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Children watch members of the Addis Ababa Polo Club as they practice at the Jan Meda Race Ground, in Addis Ababa on December 4, 2021. The club was founded in the 1940s, when it was part of the Imperial horse racing track. Today, it has a dozen members, and there are 3 other polo clubs in the city belonging to the security forces. (Photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP Photo)

Children watch members of the Addis Ababa Polo Club as they practice at the Jan Meda Race Ground, in Addis Ababa on December 4, 2021. The club was founded in the 1940s, when it was part of the Imperial horse racing track. Today, it has a dozen members, and there are 3 other polo clubs in the city belonging to the security forces. (Photo by Eduardo Soteras/AFP Photo)

Supporters of the Gambian President Adama Barrow celebrate the partial results that give the lead to their candidate during the counting ballots in Gambia's presidential election, in Banjul, Gambia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. Election officials in the West African nation of Gambia have started counting marble votes after polls closed for the first presidential election in decades that does not include former dictator Yahya Jammeh as a candidate. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Supporters of the Gambian President Adama Barrow celebrate the partial results that give the lead to their candidate during the counting ballots in Gambia’s presidential election, in Banjul, Gambia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. Election officials in the West African nation of Gambia have started counting marble votes after polls closed for the first presidential election in decades that does not include former dictator Yahya Jammeh as a candidate. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

A kid wears a costume as supporters of the Gambian President Adama Barrow celebrate the partial results that give the lead to their candidate during the counting ballots in Gambia's presidential election, in Banjul, Gambia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

A kid wears a costume as supporters of the Gambian President Adama Barrow celebrate the partial results that give the lead to their candidate during the counting ballots in Gambia’s presidential election, in Banjul, Gambia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Supporters of the Gambian President Adama Barrow celebrate the partial results that give the lead to their candidate during the counting ballots in Gambia's presidential election, in Banjul, Gambia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

Supporters of the Gambian President Adama Barrow celebrate the partial results that give the lead to their candidate during the counting ballots in Gambia’s presidential election, in Banjul, Gambia, Sunday, December 5, 2021. (Photo by Leo Correa/AP Photo)

A supporter of President of Gambia Adama Barrow waits for results in the popular neighbourhood of Serrekunda in Banjul on November 5, 2021,  the day after voting in the first presidential election since former dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile. Gambians were waiting Sunday to find out the winner of the first presidential election in the tiny West African nation since former dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile, with incumbent Adama Barrow enjoying the advantage in partial results. (Photo by John Wessels/AFP Photo)

A supporter of President of Gambia Adama Barrow waits for results in the popular neighbourhood of Serrekunda in Banjul on November 5, 2021, the day after voting in the first presidential election since former dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile. Gambians were waiting Sunday to find out the winner of the first presidential election in the tiny West African nation since former dictator Yahya Jammeh fled into exile, with incumbent Adama Barrow enjoying the advantage in partial results. (Photo by John Wessels/AFP Photo)

A giant puppet of a Snoek, a type of common local Mackeral, is displayed as hundreds of people take part in a protest against the plan by Dutch oil company, Shell, to conduct underwater seismic surveys along South Africa's East coast, at Muizenberg Beach, in Cape Town, on December 05, 2021. Hundreds of environmentalist demonstrators gathered on South African beaches Sunday to protest against oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say Shell's plans to search for oil and gas deposits off the beloved “Wild Coast” of eastern South Africa – a key tourist attraction – pose a danger to marine animals. (Photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP Photo)

A giant puppet of a Snoek, a type of common local Mackeral, is displayed as hundreds of people take part in a protest against the plan by Dutch oil company, Shell, to conduct underwater seismic surveys along South Africa’s East coast, at Muizenberg Beach, in Cape Town, on December 05, 2021. Hundreds of environmentalist demonstrators gathered on South African beaches Sunday to protest against oil and gas exploration by energy giant Shell. Activists say Shell’s plans to search for oil and gas deposits off the beloved “Wild Coast” of eastern South Africa – a key tourist attraction – pose a danger to marine animals. (Photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP Photo)

Medical staff talk to a man about to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Hillbrow Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday December 6, 2021. The new omicron variant appears to be driving a dramatic surge in South Africa, providing the world a glimpse of where the pandemic might be headed. (Photo by Shiraaz Mohamed/AP Photo)

Medical staff talk to a man about to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Hillbrow Clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa, Monday December 6, 2021. The new omicron variant appears to be driving a dramatic surge in South Africa, providing the world a glimpse of where the pandemic might be headed. (Photo by Shiraaz Mohamed/AP Photo)

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