25th April 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 27 March-2 April 2020

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

in_pictures Mahmoud Saad (L) plays saxophone and Mohamed Adel (R) violin on their balcony during curfew in Giza, Egypt - Wednesday 1 April 2020Image copyright
EPA

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Musicians play from their balcony on Wednesday in the Egyptian city of Giza during a curfew to stop the spread of coronavirus.

in_pictures A philosophy teacher gives a philosophy class for final year high school students filmed by Burkina Info TV in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Monday 30 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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On Monday, a philosophy teacher in Burkina Faso is filmed teaching a class for final year school pupils. A TV channel is broadcasting classes every day as schools and universities are closed because of the virus.

in_pictures People reading a blackboard news board in Monrovia, Liberia - Monday 30 March 2020Image copyright
EPA

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On the same day in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, people read news about the pandemic on a blackboard.

in_pictures A man with a child o his back cycling in Epworth, Zimbabwe - Tuesday 31 March 202Image copyright
EPA

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A man cycles with his child though a settlement outside Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, on Tuesday. The country is also in lockdown because of coronavirus.

in_pictures A horse and cart on a road which is being disinfected by municipal workers in Dakar, Senegal -Wednesday 1 April 2020Image copyright
AFP

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On Wednesday, workers disinfect a stretch of road in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19.

in_pictures A man wearing what looks like a metal-disc as a mask in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 1 April 2020Image copyright
AFP

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On the same day in Uganda’s capital, Kampala, a man poses for a photograph in an unusual mask…

in_pictures A Red Cross volunteer measures the temperature of a man at Nakasero market in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 1 April 2020Image copyright
AFP

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Uganda is also in lockdown, but some food markets remain open. Here a Red Cross volunteer on Wednesday measures the temperature of a man entering one in Kampala…

in_pictures A Red Cross volunteer marks a person's arm with a tick at Nakasero market in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 1 April 2020Image copyright
AFP

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After being screened, shoppers are then marked with a pen to show they have been checked.

in_pictures A woman pouring liquid soap into a bottle in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Wednesday 1 April 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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In Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan, a woman makes liquid soap on Wednesday. One of the best preventative measures against coronavirus is to wash one’s hands with soap and water.

in_pictures A fisher seller at a market in Lagos, Nigeria - Monday 30 March 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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A fish seller calls for customers at a food market in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday hours before the start of a coronavirus lockdown there.

in_pictures A bread seller at a market in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Saturday 28 March 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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On Saturday, a baguette seller arranges her loaves at a market in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there has been panic buying.

in_pictures People at a barbershop in Nairobi, Kenya - Tuesday 31 March 2020Image copyright
EPA

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People wait to be shaved at a barbershop ahead of the start of Kenya’s coronavirus evening curfew in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday.

in_pictures People holding their ID cards outside a government building in Mnihla, Tunisia - Monday 30 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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Tunisians demanding financial aid to cope with their lockdown protest outside a government building in the town of Mnihla on Monday.

in_pictures People look out of a window in Rabat, Morocco - Friday 27 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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Moroccans watch from their window in the capital, Rabat, on Friday as officers instruct people outside to observe lockdown rules and get off the streets.

in_pictures A police officer firing rubber bullets in Alexandra, South Africa - Tuesday 31 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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An officer in South Africa fires rubber bullets to impose a lockdown in the township of Alexandra on Tuesday…

in_pictures Shoppers sitting on trolleys in Durban, South Africa -Wednesday 1 April 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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On the same day, shoppers in the South African city of Durban sit on their trolleys as they queue to get into a supermarket…

in_pictures A masked man walking past a shop window with mannequins in Johannesburg, South Africa - Saturday 28 March 2020Image copyright
EPA

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A masked man walks along a street in central Johannesburg on Saturday, the second day of South Africa’s strict shutdown.

in_pictures A man lying down on a deserted beach in Accra, Ghana - Monday 31 March 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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In Ghana on Monday, a man takes a snooze on a deserted beach in the capital, Accra, which is also subject to coronavirus restrictions.

in_pictures An illustration of a pterosaur released by scientists at the University of Portsmouth in the UK on Saturday 28 March 2020Image copyright
PA Media

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And researchers from Morocco, the UK and the US released this illustration of a pterosaur on Saturday – a flying reptile they have discovered lived in the Sahara 100 million years ago.

Images: AFP, EPA and Reuters

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