Goma’s airport runway is littered with crashed aircraft. Congolese airlines have the worst safety in the world.
Chalk messages reflecting the disappointment of the ‘yes’ campaign adorn George Square, Glasgow the morning following the referendum.
A shoe trader in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Earthquake damage, downtown Port au Prince, Haiti.
Printemps Erable, Montreal
Refugees pose for the camera in Goma, DRC. Hundreds of thousands of people, fleeing conflict, have converged on the provincial capital.
Rwandan soldiers in North Kivu.
Francois Alexis, 24, holds his voter registration card in the Cite Soleil slum during the first round of voting in the 2011 Haiti election. Despite being registered, Alexis was unable to vote as he was unable to find the appropriate polling station.
Police misjudge the wind direction during student protests in Montreal.
Cholera tents in Carrefour, a suburb of Port au Prince, Haiti. The country has endured the worst epidemic of the bacterial disease in modern history.
Referendum night, George Square, Glasgow.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon meets with skeptical Congolese refugees.
Somali herders in East Africa
Downtown Port au Prince, election day.
Striking students often dressed up for the nightly protests.
Dublin Ireland was consumed by riots as republicans protested the visit of the unionist Victims of Republican Violence.
Downtown Glasgow on the eve of the referendum.
A man films a documentary in rural Bolivia.
Exiled Zimbabweans protest outside the country’s consulate in Pretoria, South Africa
Children carry water in a Congolese IDP camp
Marches often lasted hours and covered more than 25 kilometres a night.
Casseroles. Supporters of striking students took to banging pots and pans to show their support.
A protester kicks a police officer during student protests in Montreal.
A child carries a bed roll in the KIbati II refugee camp outside Goma in the Eastern DRC
Kenyans congregate in a makeshift refugee camp near Kisumu, Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of people ended up in the camps after violence swept the country after disputed elections.
UN peacekeepers in Eastern DRC
A child playfully brandishes a machete during Kenya’s post-election crisis.
A protester washes chemical gas from his eyes during student protests in Montreal.
Red Cross manager Erin Grinnell tours an earthquake-destroyed village near Leogane, Haiti
A Scottish veteran in George Square, Glasgow.
Saddiqi Fundi, a former child soldier in Congo works at a garage in Goma, DRC as part of a rehabilitation project.
A woman walks though a dried up lake bed along the Kenya-Somalia border. Severe drought has affected the area for years.
Congolese soldiers on parade.
An anti-nuclear campaigner sits in George Square, Glasgow. The Trident nuclear submarine base in Scotland was a major issue throughout the referendum campaign.
Montreal saw marches every night for 50 days during the Printemps Erable.
Women talk as their animals drink in drought-stricken East Africa
The main pier in Utila, Honduras.
Wajir Province, Kenya
Camels drink at a well along the Kenya/ Somalia border. Somali herders often travel hundreds of miles on foot to reach the water in the drought-stricken region.
A woman looks over a collapsed house. Much of Haiti was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.
Downtown Port au Prince, Haiti.
Many people supported the protests in Montreal.
A Congolese entertainer at a rebel integration ceremony in North Kivu.
The red square became the symbol for striking students.
A police staging area in Montreal. Nightly protests in the Eastern Canadian city made headlines around the world.
Champs de Mars, Port au Prince. A refugee camp sprung up in the shadow of Haiti’s destroyed Palais Nationale.
A bagpiper walks through George Square, Glasgow on referendum night.
Rwandan soldiers parade through North Kivu. Rwanda has invaded its larger neighbour several times since the 1994 genocide.
Police stand watch in Montreal during the student protests that consumed the city for months.
Parts of Kenya have endured crippling drought for years.
A ‘yes’ supporter crowdsurfing in George Square, Glasgow as Scots awaited results on referendum night.