Africa's week in pictures: 17-23 January 2020


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

Local dancers perform during the opening ceremony ahead of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Group

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Friday’s opening ceremony of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup sees local dancers perform before the Group D match between South Africa and Afghanistan in Kimberley.

Men in Kenya ward off locusts

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A different kind of dance for these Samburu men in Kenya as they fend off a swarm of locusts on the same day.

Kenyan women demonstrating in the capital Nairobi

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In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, activists demonstrate to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. They want greater justice on land and climate issues, as well as the inclusivity of the LGBTQ community.

Algerian protesters chanting

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Women are also out in their numbers on Tuesday in Algiers, Algeria, demanding that the government step down.

Member of the Movement For Democratic Change at a rally in Harare

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On the same day, members of Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance attend a rally in Harare. The aim is to put the party on a new path of “accountability and aggressiveness against tyranny”.

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A man walks through Mauritania camel market

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Camels form a “guard of honour” on Saturday as a trader walked through the largest market for the animals in Nouakchott, Mauritania…

Wrestlers in Mauritania

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While on Sunday, wrestlers flex their muscles at the popular Tergit beach in the city.

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshipper at the Fasilides Bath

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On Monday, Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshippers take to the pool in Fasilides Bath as they celebrate Timkat, the Ethiopian Epiphany. Timkat commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan river.

Cyclists on the road in Cameroon

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Across the continent in Cameroon, a spectator applauds as the peloton rode through NKoabang on Monday during the first stage of La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race between Bitam, in Gabon, and Ebolowa, in Cameroon.

A lesser flamingo sleeps with an eye open

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On Wednesday this lesser flamingo sleeps with an eye open at the Johannesburg Zoo in South Africa…

Canoeist paddling on the Emmarentia Dam

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While the following day, the sun guids a canoeist at the Emmarentia Dam in central Johannesburg. The dam is a favourite training spot for paddlers who compete in the country’s river-based canoe races.

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