7th March 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 28 February-5 March 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 28 February-5 March 2020

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in_pictures A worshipper at a mosque in Dakar, Senegal - Wednesday 4 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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Prayers are held at a mosque in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Wednesday to ask for help as the West African nation confirms two of cases Covid-19.

in_pictures Kenyan boxer Christine Ongare (L) fighting Uganda's Catherine Nanziri (R) in Dakar, Senegal - Saturday 29 February 2020Image copyright
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It was an East African bout in Dakar on Saturday at the women’s flyweight box-off for a place in the Olympics, with Kenya’s Christine Ongare (L) beating Uganda’s Catherine Nanziri.

in_pictures Nonkululeko Mlaba of South Africa (R) celebrates with Dane Van Niekerk (L) after taking a wicket in Sydney, Australia - Thursday 5 March 2020Image copyright
EPA

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South African cricketers celebrate after taking a wicket during a Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final match on Thursday in the Australian capital, Sydney.

in_pictures A make-up artist applies make-up to Line Banty in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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Line Banty, an albino TV presenter in Burkina Faso, gets her make-up done on Friday before going on air for her live show.

in_pictures French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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French artist Saype – real name Guillaume Legros – is pictured on Sunday lying on a portion of his vast painting in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou…

in_pictures Motorcyclists surround French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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It is a giant 200m- (656ft) long fresco, showing a series of interlocked hands, painted with charcoal, chalk and water…

in_pictures French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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The artwork is part of his worldwide project Beyond Walls, which according to AFP, is aimed at promoting togetherness and kindness…

in_pictures French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright
AFP

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The fifth of such works, it can now be seen at Ouagadougou’s Monument of Heroes.

in_pictures A soldier points a themomoater at a man at the Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright
AFP

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A soldier checks the temperature of a visitor to a military hospital in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday, the day the first case of coronavirus was detected in the country.

in_pictures Defence lawyers in a federal high court in Lagos, Nigeria - Tuesday 3 March 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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Lawyers huddle together in court in Lagos on Tuesday to discuss the defence strategy for men charged with showing a public display of affection to members of the same sex.

in_pictures A crowd of Christians at a prayer event calling for nationwide piece, Abuja, Nigeria - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright
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Christians take part in an event in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Sunday to call for security amid the Islamist insurgency in the north-east and a wave of kidnappings for ransom nationwide.

in_pictures Muslims praying at a new mosque in Djenne, Mali - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright
AFP

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Muslims in Djenne in central Mali attend Friday prayers at a newly built mosque.

in_pictures The funeral service for Barthelemy Laurent Guibahi Ani in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright
Reuters

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On the same day in Ivory Coast, people at a funeral hold portraits of Barthelemy Laurent Guibahi Ani, a 14-year-old boy who was found dead in the undercarriage of a plane in Paris in January.

in_pictures Women hug each other in grief in Conakry, Guinea - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright
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In Guinea on Sunday, residents of the capital, Conakry, mourn a woman who was reportedly pregnant and died after an altercation with the security forces during an earlier protest against the president.

in_pictures Protesters holding the Algerian flag in Algiers, Algeria - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright
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Algerian demonstrators wave the national flag on Friday during an anti-government demonstration in the capital, Algiers.

in_pictures The Citadel of Saladin illuminated in the colours of the Chinese flag in Cairo, Egypt - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright
EPA

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Sites within the Citadel of Saladin in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, are illuminated in the colours of the Chinese flag on Sunday as a gesture of solidarty with China in its fight against the coronavirus.

in_pictures Esperance football fans holding flares at the al-Ahly Stadium in Cairo, Egypt - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright
AFP

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In Cairo on Friday, supporters of Tunisian side Esperance carry flares during a match against Egypt’s Zamalek – for which the football club was fined $10,000 (£7,700).

in_pictures An EFF member in a red EFF print jacket in Johannesburg, South Africa - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright
EPA

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And on the same day, a member of South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party is all suited and booted for a protest in Johannesburg about the country’s ongoing power cuts.

Images: AFP, EPA and Reuters

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