13th July 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 12-18 June 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 12-18 June 2020

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

in_pictures A member of Radikal Bomb Shot (RBS) collective, a collective of Senegalese artists, paints a mural depicting key American and African anti-racism activists, in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in Dakar on June, 15, 2020.Image copyright
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On Monday in Senegal’s capital city, Dakar, artists from the Radikal Bomb Shot collective paint a mural in tribute to African and African-American activists…

in_pictures Members of Radikal Bomb Shot (RBS) collective, a collective of Senegalese artists, paint a mural of key American and African anti-racism activists in a show of support for the Black Lives Matter movement in Dakar on June, 15, 2020.Image copyright
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Part of their mural quotes Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop, saying: “The negation of black Africans’ history and intellectual achievements was the cultural, mental murder which proceeded and paved the way for genocide in the world.”

in_pictures Volunteers of the association Retake clean a statue of famous Italian journalist Indro Montanelli, which stands in a garden of the same name, that was sprayed painted red and tagged with the words racist and rapist, in Milan, Italy, 14 June 2020. An anti-fascist group had called on MilanImage copyright
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In Italy there are calls to remove a statue of Indro Montanelli, pictured on Sunday having been daubed in red paint and tagged with the words “racist, rapist”. The journalist admitted buying and marrying a 12-year-old Eritrean girl in the 1930s during army service under Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.

in_pictures Protesters lock arms during an antiracism protest on June 13, 2020 in Paris, France. The anti-racism protests here that began with expressions of solidarity with George Floyd, the American man who was killed by police in Minneapolis, have also highlighted the case of Adama Traore, a 24-year-old French Malian man who died in police custody in 2016.Image copyright
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In Paris on Saturday, protesters demand justice for Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old man who died in police custody four years ago in circumstances likened to George Floyd’s death in the US. An autopsy requested by Traoré’s family showed that he died of asphyxiation.

in_pictures This picture taken on June 18, 2020, shows a statue of King Leopold II of Belgium besmirched with red paint, in Gent. - The statue will be removed, amidst discussions to topple all Leopold 2 statues due to the misdeeds in his former colony Congo.Image copyright
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Following campaigns and protests the Belgian city of Ghent is to remove this statue of King Leopold II, under whose reign as many as 10 million people were murdered in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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in_pictures Demonstrators stand next to the statue of Louis Botha on horseback, the first prime minister of the Union of South Africa, during a demonstration calling for the removal of the statue in front of the South African Parliament, in Cape Town on June 16, 2020.Image copyright
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On Tuesday in Cape Town activists call for the removal of this colonial-era statue of Louis Botha, the first prime minister of South Africa.

in_pictures A man rests on the octagon surrounding the destroyed plinth upon which a colonial era statue of H.M. Queen Victoria had stood in memoria since itImage cop

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