Africa

Africa’s week in pictures: 3-9 April 2020

Children play on a beach in Mogadishu, Somalia - Friday 3 April 2020

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

Children play on a beach in Mogadishu, Somalia - Friday 3 April 2020Image copyright
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Children play on a beach in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Friday despite a police officer’s attempt to disperse them as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

People line up with jerry cans in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 8 April 2020Image copyright
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On Wednesday, residents of Kibera slum in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, line up to get water being distributed for free by the government as part of its coronavirus response…

A boy on a bicycle riding past a mural of a woman and child in a face mask in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday 8 April 2020Image copyright
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On the same day, a boy rides past a mural about Covid-19 in Nairobi’s Mathare slum…

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Workers producing face masks the KICOTEC factory in Kitui, Kenya - Tuesday 7 April 2020Image copyright
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Workers are seen at a clothes factory in the Kenyan town of Kitui on Tuesday. It has begun making personal protective equipment 24 hours a day in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Graffiti on a wall showing a half skull, half face in a mask in Khartoum, Sudan - Wednesday 8 April 2020Image copyright
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Graffiti encouraging people to wear face masks to protect themselves from the virus is seen on a wall in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, on Wednesday.

Chinese medics in face masks at the main airport in Abuja, Nigeria - Wednesday 8 April 2020Image copyright
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On the same day, Chinese medics arrive at the airport in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, to help the West African nation in its battle against coronavirus…

A fruit seller in a Minions shirt holds up pineapples in Abuja, Nigeria - Thursday 9 April 2020Image copyright
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In the city on Thursday, a pineapple seller calls out to punters at a street market.

A trader sleeps by his melon stall in Kampala, Uganda - Wednesday 8 April 2020Image copyright
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A trader sleeps next to his melons on Wednesday in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. As part of the country’s lockdown restrictions vendors have to sleep in markets.

A cat looking out of a shuttered window in Casablanca, Morocco - Wednesday 8 April 2020Image copyright
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On the same day, a cat looks down from a window in the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

A dog peering out of a door in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 7 April 2020Image copyright
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A dog in the South African city of Cape Town looks out at health workers on Tuesday…

A man in a mask looks down at a health worker in Bo-Kaap, Cape Town, South Africa - Tuesday 7 April 2020Image copyright
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They were going door-to-door in the historic suburb of Bo-Kaap as part of nationwide Covid-19 screening…

A health worker teaches children how to wash their hands in Umlazi township, South Africa - Saturday 4 April 2020Image copyright
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As part of the campaign on Saturday, a health worker teaches children in a township near Durban how to wash their hands.

Medics putting on protective gear in Tunis, Tunisia - Tuesday 7 April 2020Image copyright
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Medics about to treat a Covid-19 patient in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, help each other put on protective equipment on Tuesday…

A newly wed couple in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia - Saturday 4 April 2020Image copyright
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A newly wed couple pose on the empty streets of Sidi Bou Said on Saturday. They married without any guests present because of Tunisia’s coronavirus restrictions on social gatherings.

A hair salon in Bujumbura, Burundi -Thursday 9 April 2020Image copyright
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Women have their hair done on Thursday at a salon in Bujumbura, the main city in Burundi, where there is no coronavirus lockdown.

Illegal money traders in Harare, Zimbabwe - Wednesday 8 April 2020Image copyright
EPA

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Illegal money traders in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, take advantage of an easing of a lockdown on Wednesday.

A masked farmer covering his crop near Gaborone in Botswana - Sunday 5 April 2020Image copyright
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A masked farmer covers his crops to protect them from birds on the outskirts of Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, on Sunday.

People holding palm leaves in a church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania - Sunday 5 April 2020Image copyright
AFP

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Church goers pray with little heed to social distancing during a Palm Sunday service in Tanzania’s main city of Dar es Salaam on Sunday.

Orthodox Christians praying on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Sunday 5 April 2020Image copyright
AFP

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And on the same day, Orthodox Christians pray outside after police officers barred them from entering a cathedral in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

Images: AFP, EPA and Reuters