1st December 2019

In_pictures Africa’s top shots: 15-21 November 2019

In_pictures Africa’s top shots: 15-21 November 2019

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A selection of photos from across Africa this week:

in_pictures Fishermen from sea in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Wednesday 20 November 2019Image copyright
EPA

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Ivorian fishermen return to shore in the main city of Abidjan on Wednesday…

in_pictures Miss Nappy contestants hold out bowls during the event in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Saturday 16 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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In the city on Saturday, women take part in a beauty contest known as Miss Nappy. The term “nappy” is used across Francophone Africa to mean natural hair.

in_pictures A giant puppet of Amílcar Cabral seen on the streets of Bissau, Guinea-Bissau - Thursday 21 November 2019Image copyright
EPA

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A giant puppet of the late Amílcar Cabral, who led the fight against Portuguese colonial rule in Guinea-Bissau, is out on the streets of the capital amid election campaigning on Thursday…

in_pictures People clinging on to a billboard during a rally for presidential candidate Idrissa Djalo in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau - Tuesday 19 November 2019Image copyright
EPA

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After weeks of political turmoil, the nation heads to the polls this coming Sunday. There are 12 presidential candidates – all hoping to get more than 50% of the vote.

in_pictures Voters pose with their identity documents during the Sidama referendum in Hawassa, Ethiopia - Wednesday 20 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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It is all smiles in the Sidama zone of southern Ethiopia on Wednesday during a referendum on whether the people living there should have their own regional state.

in_pictures Umbrellas seen during an anti-government protest in Algiers, Algeria - Friday 15 November 2019Image copyright
Reuters

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On Friday, demonstrators in Algeria march amid heavy rain in the capital, Algiers, calling for a boycott of the election set for December – eight months after Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned as president.

in_pictures Supporters of ex-President Omar al-Bashir demonstrating in Khartoum, Sudan - Saturday 16 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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Sudan has also seen the departure of a long-time leader this year. But these women are supporters of Omar al-Bashir, protesting outside a court in the capital, Khartoum, on Saturday where the ex-president is facing trial.

in_pictures Children releasing red and green balloons in Marrakesh, Morocco - Wednesday 20 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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Joy is in the air on Wednesday in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh, where children release balloons during events to mark World Children’s Day.

in_pictures A market woman folding cloth at her stall in Monrovia, Liberia - Tuesday 19 November 2019Image copyright
EPA

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The day before in a market in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, a woman folds African print cloth, known as “lappas”, the European Pressphoto Agency reports.

in_pictures Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby (L) receives an award for excellence from Tunisian actress Hend Sabry (R) in Cairo, Egypt - Wednesday 20 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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It is all glitz and glamour at the Cairo International Film Festival on Wednesday, where Egyptian actress Menna Shalaby (L) receives an award for excellence from Tunisian actress Hend Sabry.

in_pictures A woman in a pink head scarf with reflective sunglasses dances at the Dunes Electronique music festival in Ong Jmal, Tunisia - Saturday 16 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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A woman dances on Saturday at the Dunes Electronique music festival held in Ong Jmal in south-western Tunisia…

in_pictures People around a fire at the Dunes Electronique music festival in Ong Jmal, Tunisia - Saturday 16 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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It is a two-day festival in the Sahara desert, which was had a three-year hiatus because of jihadist violence in the region…

in_pictures Men dancing at the Dunes Electronique music festival in Ong Jmal, Tunisia - Saturday 16 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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It takes place on a former Star Wars film set, where US director George Lucas created the desert planet of Tatooine.

in_pictures Police officers watch supporters of Zimbabwe's Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) gathering outside the party's headquarters in the capital, HarareImage copyright
EPA

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Police officers watch supporters of Zimbabwe’s Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) gathering outside the party’s headquarters in the capital, Harare, on Thursday…

in_pictures A riot police officer attacks a woman in Harare, Zimbabwe - Wednesday 20 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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The opposition party supporters had come to listen to a speech by their leader, but officers forcefully dispersed the crowd.

in_pictures Farmer use oxen to plough a field in Chishawasha, Zimbabwe - Tuesday 19 November 2019Image copyright
EPA

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A day earlier in Chishawasha, near Harare, Zimbabwean farmers start to prepare fields for the planting of maize.

in_pictures Foreign nationals seeking refugee inside the Methodist Church in Cape Town, South Africa - Friday 15 November 2019Image copyright
AFP

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Migrants in South Africa take refuge in the Methodist Church in Cape Town on Friday. They want to be removed to another country because of recent xenophobic violence.

in_pictures Cyclists seen in Johannesburg riding over the Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg, South Africa - Sunday 17 November 2019Image copyright
EPA

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And cyclists ride over the Mandela Bridge in South Africa’s main city of Johannesburg on Sunday during a 94.7km (58.8-mile) race known as the 947 Cycle Challenge.

Pictures from AFP, EPA and Reuters

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