22nd April 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 10-16 April 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 10-16 April 2020

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

in_pictures A member of a privately-funded NGO fumigates in KenyaImage copyright
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A man covered in smoke helps fumigate parts of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday as part of ongoing efforts to disinfect public places to stop the spread of coronavirus…

in_pictures A member of the Sonko Rescue Team, an NGO founded by Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, uses a smoke machine to spray streetsImage copyright
EPA

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Streets, market stalls and other surfaces are being disinfected.

in_pictures A man rides his motorcycle during a sandstormImage copyright
Reuters

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On the same day there is a sandstorm in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, but this motorcycle rider soldiers on.

in_pictures A sculptor carves a mask in his sculpture workshop in Grand-Bassam, Ivory CoastImage copyright
EPA

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An Ivorian sculptor carves a mask in Grand-Bassam on Tuesday, a day before World Art Day.

in_pictures An Egyptian archeologist performs restorations on the golden sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh TutankhamunImage copyright
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It is a different kind of sculpting on Monday in the Grand Egyptian Musuem, where an archaeologist helps restore the golden sarcophagus of the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

in_pictures Egyptian clown Ahmed Naser wearing a face mask helps children to put on face masksImage copyright
EPA

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On the streets of Cairo, Egyptian clown Ahmed Naser, wearing a face mask, helps children to put on theirs.

in_pictures Cuban doctors at the airport after arriving Angola on FridayImage copyright
EPA

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The Cuban flag flutters as a delegation of doctors pose for a picture on Friday after arriving in the Angolan capital, Luanda, to help the country fight coronavirus.

in_pictures Men ride a horse in the sea in SenegalImage copyright
Reuters

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Men and horse take a wash on Saturday in Senegal, hours before a coronavirus curfew kicks in…

in_pictures A man walks with his pet dog at the beach before the curfew in SenegalImage copyright
Reuters

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On the beach, this man prefers a dry leisurely walk with his dog.

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in_pictures People are seen during an exercise session in NigeriaImage copyright
Reuters

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Get set, go… People exercise in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, where the highway is devoid of traffic on Monday because of a lockdown in the state to halt the spread of coronavirus.

in_pictures Founder of the Akamasoa association celebrating Easter in a granite quarry in Antananarivo on April 12Image copyright
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On Sunday, founder of the Akamasoa association, Father Pedro, conducts the traditional great mass celebrating Easter in a granite quarry in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

in_pictures A parishioner prays outside a closed church in ZimbabweImage copyright
Reuters

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This parishioner in Zimbabwe prays outside a closed church as there is a 21-day nationwide lockdown to curtail the spread of the coronavirus disease.

in_pictures A group of homeless men take in the last of the days light before seeking a place to sleep in South AfricaImage copyright
Reuters

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A group of homeless men in South Africa take in the last of Thursday’s daylight before seeking a place to sleep. The country is also in lockdown.

Images: Reuters, EPA and Getty Images

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