Africa

Africa in pictures: 27 March-2 April 2015

A selection of the photos from across Africa this week:

Image caption Millions went to the polls on Saturday in Nigeria, where biometric data was used to prevent rigging. The BBC's Jack Garland tweeted after taking this photo: "ET phone home or a modern Sistine Chapel? Actually a voter in Lagos using polling fingerprint reader".
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Image caption When it was apparent on Tuesday that Muhammadu Buhari had won the presidential vote, his supporters took to the streets. In Kano one dressed as his rival President Goodluck Jonathan.
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Image caption Others in the northern Nigerian city, which saw deadly post-poll violence in 2011, did joyous motorbike stunts. Mr Jonathan conceded defeat before the final results were announced.
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Image caption In neighbouring Chad, women, children and a motorbike wait in a boat to cross a section of Lake Chad on Monday close to the village of Guiteā€¦
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Image caption On the same day, a man runs to control his herd of cows in Guite, which is north of Chad's capital, N'Djamena...
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Image caption Nearby children swim in Lake Chad - also on Monday. Chad has been affected by Nigeria's Boko Haram insurgency with many Nigerians fleeing across the lake for refuge.
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Image caption On the same day, people in Burundi negotiate their way through a flooded village along the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Ten people died in landslides caused by heavy rain.
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Image caption In Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, a woman enjoys a drink of beer on Saturday at a pub belonging to a local brewery.
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Image caption The day before, Djibril Bodian, a Parisian baker of Senegalese origin, poses in his bakery after winning the Best Baguette of Paris contest.
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Image caption Malawian wildlife officers stand in front of a pile of elephant tusks on Thursday when it was supposed to be set alight. But the president decided to postpone the anti-poaching bonfire until more tusks tied up in several court cases are released.
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Image caption On Friday, a team of health workers in Sierra Leone go house-to-house in the capital, Freetown, looking for people showing signs of having Ebola at the start of a three-day lockdown.
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Image caption Electricity pylons are pictured in the South African township of Soweto on Tuesday, the day the chairman of the country's power utility resigned following criticism of his management.
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Image caption And a woman who makes her living selling recycled waste sorts through rubbish, surrounded by marabou storks, on Tuesday at a dump on the outskirts of Uganda's capital Kampala.

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