Africa'sshotsWorld News

Africa’s top shots: 30 April-6 May 2021

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

image copyrightReuters

image captionA girl ponders a chess gambit in Makoko, a slum in the Nigerian city of Lagos, on Wednesday…

image copyrightEPA

image captionIn the city on Saturday, a woman sells kola nuts for people attending a workers’ day parade.

image copyrightGetty Images

image captionTwo girls check out a mobile phone on Friday during a religious gathering for Orthodox Good Friday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa…

image copyrightGetty Images

image captionIn the city the next day, Orthodox Christians flock to a poultry market to buy a bird to prepare for an Easter feast.

image copyrightAFP

image captionWar veterans in Addis Ababa mark Patriots Day on Wednesday, which is a national holiday in Ethiopia that commemorates the end of the Italian occupation in 1941.

image copyrightGetty Images

image captionA Jewish pilgrim lights a candle at Ghriba Synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba on Friday…

image copyrightGetty Images

image captionThe annual pilgrimage includes the age-old tradition of writing prayers on eggs.

image copyrightEPA

image captionA nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a Covid-19 centre in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, on Monday.

image copyrightAFP

image captionA Libyan dives into the sea from rocks in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday.

image copyrightAFP

image captionOn the same day, swallows swoop by a bridge over the Niger River in Mali’s capital, Bamako. The area is the site of a Sufi community in the city.

image copyrightAFP

image captionFrancis Ngannou, the new world champion of heavyweight mixed martial arts who is known as “The Predator”, parades through the Cameroonian city of Bafoussam on Saturday on a triumphant return home.

image copyrightAFP

image captionAfter milking some camels, a woman carefully pours the liquid into a plastic container in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, on Tuesday.

image copyrightGetty Images

image captionZimbabwean sculptor David Ngwerume poses with his work of a woman wearing a Covid-19 face mask in the capital, Harare, on Friday.

image copyrightEPA

image captionTanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan prepares to address Kenya’s parliament on Wednesday wearing a face mask – something she doesn’t use at home…

image copyrightEPA

image captionThere is much pomp and ceremony during her state visit, though the Kenya police get drenched waiting to perform on Wednesday.

image copyrightAFP

image captionIn the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday, a man is arrested during a protest demanding better living conditions for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

image copyrightGetty Images

image captionOn the same day in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, people gather for the funeral ceremony for Zubair Ahmed al-Hassan, the secretary general of the Islamic Movement and an ally of ousted President Omar al-Bashir. He had been in custody awaiting trial for corruption.

image copyrightAFP

image captionA man in northern Uganda holds a radio on Thursday to listen to the International Criminal Court’s sentencing of Dominic Ongwen, a child soldier-turned-rebel commander, to 25 years in jail.

image copyrightGetty Images

image captionIt is all glitz and glamour at a South Africa Fashion Week event in Midrand on Saturday where Nomuzi Mabena, a rapper and TV presenter better known as Moozlie, poses for the cameras.

image copyrightReuters

image captionAnd more beauty is on display on Tuesday as the moon is seen behind a mosque’s minaret decorated for Ramadan in Egypt’s capital, Cairo.

All photos subject to copyright.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button
Close
Close