Africa

Africa in pictures: 22-28 April 2016

A selection of photos from across the African continent this week:

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Image caption People walk past a clothes shop on Thursday at the official opening of the "Mall of Africa" outside Johannesburg. It is one of the biggest in South Africa and people queued to get in.
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Image caption While South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela was honoured in the Palestinian city of Ramallah on Tuesday with the unveiling of a statue donated by its twin city, Johannesburg.
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Image caption In Togo's capital, Lome, on Wednesday a comedian entertains a crowd during celebrations to mark 56 years of independence from France.
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Image caption The next day ivory statues are seen in front of a stockpile of ivory ahead of their burning on Saturday at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya. This would be the single biggest haul ever to be burned.
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Image caption On Sunday, a young woman is seen through the horns of a bull at a cattle camp in South Sudan.
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Image caption A day earlier, wrestlers, representing South Sudan's various states, compete in the capital, Juba. Jonglei state won the competition held to promote peace in a country hit by two years of civil war.
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Image caption On Tuesday, a visitor looks at artwork at the Lights of Africa exhibition in Ivory Coast's main city, Abdijan.
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Image caption Sculptures, photographs and paintings from each African state are on display at the exhibition, which will run until June.
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Image caption While on Wednesday, fans of Papa Wemba dance at a concert in Abidjan to pay tribute to the singer after he collapsed and died on stage on Sunday aged 66.
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Image caption While on Friday, men on stilts beat a 16-feet-long (almost five metres) drum at a drum festival in south-western Nigeria's Abeokuta city.
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Image caption While this man plays a slightly smaller instrument at the festival held to showcase Nigeria's rich musical and cultural heritage.

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