Africa

Africa in pictures: 3-9 April 2015

A selection of the photos from across Africa this week.

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Image caption Passers-by are attracted by the music and flashing lights coming from the fancy cars for sale in Abidjan in Ivory Coast on Saturday. Every weekend imported high-end cars are on display.
Image caption The next day in Nigeria, Lagosians enjoy the city's first barbeque festival featuring the best meaty selections from 15 restaurants...
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Image caption BBC cameraman Ayo Bello says guests enjoyed the music and smoky atmosphere as chicken, ribs, burgers, fish, pork and beef were grilled for sampling.
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Image caption In Lagos on Friday, actors take part in the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus. Many Christians commemorate Easter across Africa.
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Image caption The week has been dominated by the aftermath of the university attack in the Kenyan town of Garissa. Here a traumatised survivor is reunited with relatives on Saturday...
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Image caption The university killings by Somali-based al-Shabab militants sparked demonstrations on Tuesday. Here people in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, demand better security in the country...
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Image caption As evening fell, BBC photographer Peter Njoroge says Kenyans from all walks of life gathered for a vigil in Nairobi to remember the 148 people killed, who were mainly students.
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Image caption Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appears to be sporting a new look on Tuesday as he arrives in South Africa for a state visit. He was standing in front of South African politician Maite Nkoane-Mashabane.
Image caption Also on Tuesday, Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke arrives at Bamako airport in Mali after a French patrol freed him. He was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb militants in 2011.
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Image caption Cured tobacco is displayed at auction rooms in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, on Wednesday when President Peter Mutharika said the global anti-smoking lobby had hit the economy, but it could not stop growing the crop overnight.
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Image caption On Saturday, a traditional group performs in Sudan's Omdurman city in front of Justice Party presidential candidate Yasser Yahia Saleh - waving a stick in a manner reminiscent of incumbent leader Omar al-Bashir - during a campaign meeting...
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Image caption Four days later, supporters of President Bashir ride camels to attend a rally in Fasher in Sudan's western region of Darfur.
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Image caption An arts student in South Africa performs as a crane prepares to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes from the University of Cape Town on Thursday after weeks of protests.
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Image caption And on the same day, an Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper prays during a ceremony at the Ethiopian section of a Jerusalem church ahead of the Orthodox Easter.

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