Africa

Africa in pictures: 27 February - 5 March 2015

A selection of photographs from around the African continent this week:

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Boys ride on donkeys near Maseru, the capital of Lesotho, on Sunday - the day after snap parliamentary elections were held in the southern African country.

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Women parade decorated camels during a campaign rally in Darfur on Wednesday for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is running for another term in office in elections next month.

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A camel herdsman crosses a tributary of Lake Chad to the Chadian village of N'Gouboua where Nigerian refugees fled earlier this year from Boko Haram militants. According to the Associated Press news agency, many of them have since been relocated.

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Thousands of people marched in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde, last Saturday to protest against the Nigerian militants, who have attacked Cameroon and Chad from their bases in north-eastern Nigeria. Here a man wears a sign on his back requesting to be trained and sent to fight Boko Haram.

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A bullet-riddled mosque, which was used as a base by Boko Haram snipers in Mararaba-Mubi, seen here on Monday. The Nigerian army says it recaptured the north-eastern town from the Islamist insurgents this week.

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In southern Nigeria last Saturday, a woman walks past a umbrella bra stall at roadside market in Yenagoa, the capital of oil-rich Bayelsa state.

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On the same say, Delvin Mudigi Savara from one of Kenya's best known bands, Sauti Soul, performs at the first concert at the week-long Kenya Wildlife Festival in Nairobi, aimed at supporting anti-poaching efforts.

On Friday, a group of sapeurs - members of the Congolese Society of Ambianceurs and Elegant Persons (Sape) - pose in a street in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Six Lokoto (left) and his friends had just returned from a fashion show in Paris. A BBC team was filming them in their hometown for the BBC's A Richer World series.

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Construction workers go about their work in front of a mural advertising dental services in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, on Saturday.

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In Mogadishu on Wednesday, people rescue their belongings after soldiers destroyed a camp where thousands of people displaced by Somalia's political upheaval over the last two decades had made a home. The demolition was ordered by the authorities who said the land belonged to the government.

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Tunisian farmers harvest cabbages at a farm south of the capital, Tunis, on Tuesday.

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People wash themselves in water from a contaminated borehole on Saturday in the village of Rier in South Sudan's Unity state. A nearby abandoned oil facility has been looted and oil has leaked into the area's swamps, the AFP news agency reports.

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A Zimbabwean farm worker harvests tobacco on Tuesday - the day before the country's official tobacco selling season began.

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Tobacco farmers protested on the auction floors in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, the next day after prices for the country's biggest agricultural export plunged.

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And finally, a troupe in South Africa perform the Pantsula dance, popular in townships during the fight against apartheid in the 1980s, at the Dance Umbrella Festival in Johannesburg on Sunday.

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