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. | Video
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.
CHIOS, Greece Thousands of refugee woman and children are living in limbo in Greece, waiting for the day they will be reunited with their families in other European countries.
MOSUL, Iraq Ninety-year-old Khatla Ali Abdallah has survived decades of turbulence in northern Iraq, but the frail grandmother who fled the battle for Mosul this week says the fighting there is the worst she has ever seen.
SOUSSE, Tunisia A year after 39 mostly British holidaymakers were gunned down on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia's tourist industry is still struggling to recover from the attack and an earlier Islamic State raid on a museum in Tunis.