Africa’s week in pictures


A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this week:

A woman at a rally in Abuja taking a selfie in Abuja, Nigeria - Tuesday 5 December 2017Image copyright
Reuters

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We start with a bit of selfie bling in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Tuesday during a demonstration by women demanding more economic empowerment.

Fifi Loukoula taking part in the women's up to 67kg category in Mexico City, Mexico - Wednesday 6 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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The next day, Fifi Loukoula from Congo-Brazzaville competes in the World Para Powerlifting championchip in Mexico.

Cameroonian handball player Vanessa Djiepmou Medibe competing in Leipzig, Germany - Tuesday 5 December 2017Image copyright
EPA

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Cameroon’s Vanessa Djiepmou Medibe takes on players from the Netherlands during a match at the Handball Women World Championship in Germany on Tuesday.

A dancer at Blaise Diagne International Airport in Senegal - Thursday 7 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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A Senegalese dancer performs on Thursday during a ceremony to open a new international airport that will serve the capital, Dakar.

Sierra Leonean singer Janka Nabay at Le Liberte music hall in Rennes, Frances - Wednesday 6 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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Sierra Leonean singer Janka Nabay, who plays traditional Bubu music, takes a pose on Wednesday during a festival in the French city of Rennes.

People looking out of windows in Algiers, Algeria - Wednesday 6 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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On the same day, Algerians look out of windows at the street below to see the French president in the capital, Algiers…

French President Emmanuel Macron is surrounded by security as he greets children in the streets of Algiers, Algeria- Wednesday 6 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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It was Emmanuel Macron’s first visit to the country that fought a bitter war for independence from French colonial rule.

Protesters burn a US flag in Tunis, Tunisia - Thursday 7 December 2017Image copyright
Reuters

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On Thursday, protesters in Tunisia burn a US flag during a protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

A migrant protests in opposition to the slavery of refugees in Athens, Greece - Saturday 2 December 2017Image copyright
EPA

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A migrant protests on Saturday outside the Greek parliament in Athens against recent reports of African migrants being sold as slaves in Libya…

A woman plays with a child during the screening of 150 migrants brought home from Libya at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria - Tuesday 5 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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A woman who became stranded after trying to make it to Europe via Libya is pictured after returning home to Nigeria on Tuesday.

Children drawing in Juba, South Sudan - Tuesday 5 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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On the same day, children draw a portrait of South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir at a UN site in the capital, Juba.

A portrait of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa is hung at State House, Harare, Zimbabwe - Monday 4 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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A portrait of Emmerson Mnangagwa is hung at Zimbabwe’s State House on Monday about 10 days after the new president was sworn in.

A child walks through the hall of the derelict palace of Mobutu Sese Seko in Gbadolite, DR Congo - Sunday 3 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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A child walks on Sunday through the hall of the derelict Gbadolite palace of Mobutu Sese Seko, the former ruler of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

A supermoon rises over Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa - Sunday 3 December 2017Image copyright
EPA

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On the same day, a supermoon rises over Cape Town’s Table Mountain in South Africa.

An event organiser looking at a phone at Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Saturday 2 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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An event organiser at Swahili Fashion Week in Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam checks her phone on Saturday…

A model pictured during Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Saturday 2 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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It is an annual event showcasing fashion from Swahili-speaking countries in East and Central Africa to promote Made-in-Africa brands…

Male models with nose rings at Swahili Fashion Week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Saturday 2 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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These men model creations, including nose rings, by Farouque Abdela, a designer from Zanzibar.

Queen Elizabeth II of the UK greets Nigeria's ambassador to the UK George Adesola Oguntade and his wife during a Modupe Oguntade during a private audience at Buckingham Palace in central London, UK - Wednesday 6 December 2017Image copyright
AFP

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And not to be out-done on the fashion front, Queen Elizabeth greets Nigeria’s ambassador to the UK George Adesola Oguntade and his wife to Buckingham Palace on Wednesday.

Images courtesy of AFP, EPA and Reuters


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