Africa’s week in pictures: 6-12 September 2019



A selection of photos from across Africa, and of Africans elsewhere, this week:

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Campaigning for Sunday’s presidential election in Tunisia is in full swing and a woman is snapped on Friday walking past some of the candidates’ posters in the capital, Tunis.

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As part of his three-nation trip to southern Africa, Pope Francis is greeted on Friday by performers at a stadium in the Mozambican capital, Maputo…

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The next day the Pope is in Madagascar where he is welcomed in the capital, Antananarivo.

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The grim cells of Ethiopia’s notorious former Maekelawi detention centre – where people were tortured – are opened for a rare public viewing on Friday.

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As the news spreads that Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe has died, a woman in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, is catching up with the latest on Friday through the window of an electronics shop.

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On Thursday, mourners queue up to enter the stadium in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, where Mr Mugabe’s body will lie in state.

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Egyptian Giana Lotfy (left) competes against France’s Leila Heurtault at a Karate championship in Japan on Sunday.

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On the same day in China, Nigeria’s Ekpe Udoh scores in a basketball World Cup match against the host nation.

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In Malawi, contestants at the first Mister and Miss Albinism Beauty Pageant in Lilongwe get ready on Saturday before the start of the show.

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Three women in South Africa are caught in a relaxing moment on Monday at a community centre in Johannesburg, which is sheltering people displaced by the recent xenophobic violence…

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This Nigerian man proudly sings the national anthem at the airport in Lagos on Wednesday night where he landed after fleeing South Africa because of the violence.

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Violence against women is also a big concern in South Africa, and people in Durban turn out at a rally on Saturday to voice their anger.

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Fishmongers in the Egyptian city of Alexandria show off their goods at the Sunday market.

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Publish date : 2019-09-12 23:33:23

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