25th May 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 8 – 14 May 2020

In_pictures Africa’s week in pictures: 8 – 14 May 2020

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

in_pictures A foreign migrant wears a bandana as he leaves a building in the Kwa Mai Mai area in Johannesburg, on May 10, 2020.Image copyright
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On Sunday in Johannesburg, South Africa, a man wearing a bright yellow bandana appears in the corridor.

in_pictures A man is disinfects a empty supermarket in Dakar on May 11, 2020. - Big supermarkets are being closed down on specific days for a few weeks in order to disinfect them against the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.Image copyright
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On Monday a supermarket gets a sweep in Dakar, Senegal, as the big shops have been ordered to shut on specific days to get a deep clean.

in_pictures A man wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) looks outside the Air China aeroplane which arrived with a team health experts from China, that will help with the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus, and medical equipment at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare on May 11, 2020.Image copyright
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On the same day health experts arrive in Zimbabwe to help fight coronavirus.

in_pictures Volunteer nurse, Anita Thumbi (L), who is also an elected Member of County Assembly (MCA) in the Nairobi County Government, attends to a patient at a facility used to train the public on infection prevention and management at a local health centre in Waithaka, a Nairobi suburb on May 12, 2020, on International Nurses Day.Image copyright
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The next day in Kenya, politician Anita Thumbi volunteers as a nurse to attend to coronavirus patients.

in_pictures Muslim worshippers take their places whilst adhering to social distancing measures before prayer as Mosques open for the first time after two months in Dakar on May 12, 2020. - This comes after the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, relaxed measures combatting the COVID-19 coronavirus by opening markets six days a week and opening places of worship.Image copyright
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Over on the other side of the continent, on the same day, worshippers pray together for the first time as mosques reopen in Senegal.

in_pictures Olympic and World Champion long distance runner Mo Farah exercises near deer in Richmond Park, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in London, Britain May 12, 2020. Picture taken May 12, 2020.Image copyright
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Somali-born British Olympic medallist Mo Farah runs along with the deer in a London park also on Tuesday.

in_pictures A patient who is suspected of suffering from COVID-19 coronavirus undergoes testing at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital isolation centre on May 10, 2020. - Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, has confirmed 3,912 infections and 117 deaths from the novel coronavirus.Image copyright
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On Sunday, a health worker administers a test for coronavirus in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

in_pictures A teacher is tested at the Cadjèhoun Health Center in Cotonou on May 9, 2020.Image copyright
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Teachers get tested on Saturday in Cotonou, Benin, ahead of schools opening.

in_pictures A Kenyan ministry of health medical worker takes a swab from a truck driver during a testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Namanga one stop border crossing point between Kenya and Tanzania, in Namanga, Kenya May 12, 2020.Image copyright
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And truck drivers who cross from Tanzania into Kenya are also getting tested on Tuesday.

in_pictures Smoke fumes rise above buildings in the Libyan capital Tripoli, during reported shelling by strongman Khalifa Haftar's forces, on May 9, 2020Image copyright
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On Saturday smoke rise above the Libyan capital Tripoli where renegade General Khalifa Haftar is waging an armed campaign against the UN-recognised government.

Pictures from Getty / AFP and Reuters.

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