21st May 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 1 – 7 May 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 1 – 7 May 2020

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A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond:

in_pictures A woman walks past graffiti on a wall depicting hygiene measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Conakry, Guinea.Image copyright
AFP

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“Wear a mask” reads this mural in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, on Monday…

in_pictures A woman walks past graffiti on a wall depicting hygiene measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Conakry, Guinea.Image copyright
AFP

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“Wash your hands with soap and water” reads another next to it.

in_pictures A person stands within markings, as authorities ease coronavirus lockdown measures.Image copyright
Reuters

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On the same day in Nigeria’s capital Abuja where lockdown measures have been eased, people obey social distancing guidelines as they queue.

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in_pictures A man pucnhes the air as he looks into the camera.Image copyright
AFP

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Moroccan Muay Thai boxer Zakaria Bouamama trains on a rooftop in Rabat on Wednesday…

in_pictures Rwandan men exercise on a street in Kigali, Rwanda, on 4 May -t he first day back from the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. People are now allowed to stay outside from 05:00 to 20:00 and public transport has been resumed, except across county borders, after six weeks. The wearing of masks in public spaces is still mandatory.Image copyright
AFP

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And as Rwanda’s lockdown ends on Monday, these men keep fit under the shade of trees.

in_pictures A woman sitting on the ground holds a yoga pose, with her legs crossed and he hands clasped together.Image copyright
EPA

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Yoga teacher Siri Ajeet Dipuo Banda enjoys her morning routine at home in South Africa’s Alexandra township on Wednesday.

in_pictures People in Mali bathe in the Niger River before sunset.Image copyright
AFP

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And on Friday bathers in Mali cool off in the River Niger, which flows through several West African countries and is the continent’s third largest river.

in_pictures A woman stands with a surfboard on the beach in the twilight.Image copyright
EPA

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Meanwhile in Cape Town on Tuesday, surfers protest at South Africa’s lockdown rules which prohibit surfing but allow other forms of exercise.

in_pictures A homeless man lies asleep in the middle of the day on an empty street in Westlands, Nairobi.Image copyright
AFP

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On the same day, a homeless man sleeps on an empty street in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.

in_pictures Fruit sellers practice social distancing as they wait for customers on the first day of the easing of the lockdown measures.Image copyright
Reuters

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Also on Tuesday, vegetable sellers in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos sit next to their produce.

in_pictures An Egyptian baker prepares Qatayef at a market in Cairo.Image copyright
EPA

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On Wednesday, a baker in Egypt preparing a Ramadan snack called Qatayef pours the batter while his young helper handles an earlier batch.

in_pictures Children queue for food at a school feeding scheme during a nationwide lockdown.Image copyright
Reuters

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And in Cape Town on Tuesday, children queue for a free school meal scheme.

Pictures from AFP, EPA and Reuters.

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