21st May 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 24 – 30 April 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 24 – 30 April 2020

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

in_pictures A child has her hair threaded in a salon in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, on 29 April.Image copyright
Reuters

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On Wednesday in Kenya, eight-year-old Stacy Ayuma has her hair threaded. Though the style is not new, some are now playfully calling it “coronavirus” because they say it resembles the virus’ prickly shape as seen under a microscope.

in_pictures A man wears a mask decorated in the colour and pattern on Liberia's national flag on 27 April.Image copyright
EPA

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On Tuesday, a man wears a face mask in the colours of Liberia’s national flag at the health ministry in the capital, Monrovia.

in_pictures A woman passes in front of mannequins in a shop wearing face masks in street in Cairo, Egypt, on 25 April.Image copyright
EPA

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Mannequins also make a statement with masks in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, on Saturday.

in_pictures Hope for Vrededorp grassroots organisation delivers a food parcel residents of a care home on 27 April.Image copyright
AFP

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On Tuesday in the South African city of Johannesburg, a care home resident receives home-cooked food from volunteers.

in_pictures Women queue ahead of food distribution in Alexandra township on 28 April 28.Image copyright
Reuters

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In the same city a day later, residents cover their mouths as they queue for free meals.

in_pictures A boy bags dates in front of a mosque in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 24 April.Image copyright
Reuters

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In Ivory Coast on Friday, this boy prepares dates outside a mosque. During Ramadan, Muslims traditionally end their daily fasts by snacking on this fruit ahead of the main meal.

in_pictures Kadiatou Diallo poses next to religious books during the first day of the Mulsim holy month of Ramadan, in Abidjan, Ivory Coast on 24 April.Image copyright
Reuters

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Also in Abidjan on the same day, a girl stands next to religious texts.

in_pictures Sack of rice, bottles of cooking oil, plus other provisions are neatly stacked in piles on the ground.Image copyright
Reuters

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Food supplies are prepared ahead of distribution to people in need on Tuesday in the suburbs of Senegal’s capital.

in_pictures A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past a wall that has the words Image copyright
Reuters

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“Long live Egypt” reads this mural pictured on Sunday in Cairo, Egypt.

in_pictures A man drives his horse-drawn cart past a mural thanking essential workers during pandemic, in the city of Salé.Image copyright
AFP

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On the same day in north-western Morocco, a horse-drawn cart passes a mural daubed with messages of thanks to essential workers.

in_pictures People wearing face masks on board a bus look out the window on 27 April.Image copyright
Reuters

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Passengers wear face masks on board a bus in Kenya’s capital Nairobi a day later.

in_pictures A Carpenter bee flies to a Fynbos flower in Cape Town, on 24 April.Image copyright
EPA

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A solitary carpenter bee collects pollen from a flower in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday.

in_pictures The brown leaves of winter trees are reflected in the waters of the Emmarentia Dam Reservoir in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 30 April.Image copyright
EPA

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And on Wednesday in Johannesburg, autumn trees are reflected in the water of a local reservoir.

Pictures from Getty Images, AFP, EPA and Reuters.

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