Africa

Africa in pictures: 10-16 April 2015

A selection of the photos from across Africa this week.

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Image caption Men on stilts walk through the streets of Egypt's capital, Cairo, on Monday as they celebrate the spring holiday known as "smelling the breeze"...
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Image caption While in Giza city's Pharoanic Village, a woman simulates ancient agricultural scenes. The festival has been celebrated since the days of the Pharaohs.
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Image caption While in southern Ivory Coast on Friday, a farmer works in a rice field. Ivory Coast is trying to increase production of the staple with the aim of becoming the rice bowl of West Africa...
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Image caption The next day in the main city Abidjan, a chief wears a hat decorated with golden elephants at a ceremony held to open a new road...
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Image caption A griot played a wooden wind instrument as he celebrated the occasion.
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Image caption In Guinea's capital Conakry on Wednesday, a road is barricaded as opposition supporters protested over plans to delay presidential elections until after local polls.
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Image caption In South Africa's port city of Durban the next day, people of all races protested against xenophobic violence that killed at least five people in recent weeks...
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Image caption On Saturday in Johannesburg, people attended a memorial service to celebrate the life of football star Steve "Kalamazoo" Mokone who died in the US last month.
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Image caption While on Tuesday, a woman attends a concert in honour of more than 147 people killed during an assault by al-Shabab on Garissa University College.
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Image caption On the same day in Nigeria's capital Abuja, women mark the first anniversary of the abduction of more than 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram militants.
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Image caption A day earlier in Nigeria's Taraba state, these young men are jubilant after President-elect Muhammadu Buhari's party won state elections by a landslide...
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Image caption In this photo taken on Saturday, a sign for cosmetic products is seen in front of ships lined up at the Apapa port in Nigeria's main city, Lagos.
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Image caption On the same day, an Orthodox Christian holds a candle as he attends an Easter Vigil mass at a cathedral in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa...
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Image caption While on Wednesday, these men carry fish to the shores of Bosasso in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

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