Africa’s week in pictures: 6-12 March 2020


Horsemen hold black and white flags during a memorial ceremony at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 in Tulu Fara, Ethiopia - Sunday 8 March 2020Image copyright
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Horsemen attend a memorial service on Sunday at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max…

Relatives and colleagues of those who died in the Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash hold candles at a ceremony in southern Ethiopia - Monday Tuesday 10 March 2020Image copyright
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Another ceremony is held two days later on the first anniversary of the accident. The aircraft, bound for Kenya, crashed shortly after take-off from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Men cleaning graves at Palm Groove Cemetery in Monrovia, Liberia - Wednesday 11 March 2020Image copyright
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Men tidy up at a cemetery in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, on Wednesday – a public holiday known as Decoration Day, when people go to look after the graves of their relatives.

Chadema politicians wave to their supporters outside a magistrate's court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Tuesday 10 March 2020Image copyright
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Opposition leaders in Tanzania are escorted back to jail from a court in Dar es Salaam on Tuesday after being ordered to pay a total fine of $150,000 (£119,000) for holding an illegal rally.

A boy in traditional dress marching during independence celebrations in Kumasi, Ghana - Friday 6 March 2020Image copyright
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A child marches during independence-day celebrations in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi on Friday…

Traditional dancers in masks during independence celebrations in Kumasi, Ghana - Friday 6 March 2020Image copyright
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Traditional dancers also take part in the event to mark 63 years since the West African nation became independent.

A man in a facemask looking at his phone in Yaoundé, Cameroon - Friday 6 March 2020Image copyright
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On the same day, a man wears a mask outside the entrance of the main hospital in Cameroon’s capital, Yaoundé – where a French national is being treated for Covid-19.

UK police officers speak with demonstrators from Cameroon, London, UK - Monday 9 March 2020Image copyright
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On Monday, demonstrators protesting about the conflict in Cameroon’s English-speaking regions gather in the British capital, London, ahead of a Commonwealth Service.

Women carry a national flag during a march in Algiers, Algeria - Sunday 8 March 2020Image copyright
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Women in Algeria march through the capital, Algiers, to mark International Women’s Day on Sunday…

A woman with a tattoo saying "I celebrate myself" in Khartoum, Sudan - Sudan 8 March 2020Image copyright
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On the same day in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, a woman raises her arm during a demonstration calling for the repeal of the country’s family law, which protesters say discriminates against women.

A woman posing with a python at the Medieval Fayre in Johannesburg, South Africa - Saturday 7 March 2020Image copyright
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A python wraps itself around a woman at a fair celebrating medieval life in the South African city of Johannesburg on Saturday.

People watching a cyclist riding through Masiphumelele near Cape Town, South Africa - Sunday 8 March 2020Image copyright
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The next day, a cyclist rides through the South African township of Masiphumelele near Cape Town…

Cyclists in Cape Town, South Africa - Sunday 8 March 2020Image copyright
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The cyclists are competing in the world’s largest timed cycle race – tackling a 109km- (67 mile) route around Cape Town.

Children throwing coloured powder on each other during the Hindu Holi festival in Durban, South Africa - Monday 9 March 2020Image copyright
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The next day in South Africa’s port city of Durban, children take part in Holi – a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life…

A woman covered in coloured powder takes a selfie during the Hindu Holi festival in Durban, South Africa - Monday 9 March 2020Image copyright
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It is also known as the “festival of colours”…

A person with yellow powder on their face in Durban, South Africa - Monday 9 March 2020Image copyright
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And involves the throwing of powder paint and coloured water.

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, at a political rally in Maseru, Lesotho - Sunday 8 March 2020Image copyright
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Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who says he cannot be charged with the murder of his estranged wife as his position makes him immune from prosecution, attends a rally on Sunday.

Tunisian beauty queen contestant Ahlem Souidi poses on stage in Tunis, Tunisia - Tuesday 10 March 2020Image copyright
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On Tuesday, Ahlem Souidi poses on stage in Tunis before being crowned to represent Tunisia later this year at Miss Arab World.

Malians in Dogon masks pictured in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Wednesday 11 March 2020Image copyright
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The next day, a troupe of performers from Mali adorned in Dogon masks wait to take part in a cultural festival in the Ivorian city of Abidjan.

Construction workers stand on scaffolding in Abuja, Nigeria - Thursday 12 March 2020Image copyright
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Workers stand on scaffolding at a construction site at the main airport in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Thursday.

A girls washing her hands at a public sink in Kigali, Rwanda - Wednesday 11 March 2020Image copyright
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A girl washes her hands on Wednesday at one of the sinks set up at bus stations in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, as part of measures to stop any spread of Covid-19.

A man sells hand sanitising gel to a motorist in Johannesburg, South Africa - Wednesday 11 March 2020Image copyright
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And coronavirus precautions present a business opportunity on the same day for a vendor in Johannesburg who sells hand gel to motorists in the South African city.

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