Africa

Africa in pictures: 24-30 April 2015

A selection of photos from around Africa this week.

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Image caption Actors on the streets of Nigeria's city of Lagos warn about the dangers of malaria on Friday as part of a campaign by a non-profit group behind Moskeeto Armor, a mosquito-repellent fabric.
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Image caption A student in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, takes a snap on Thursday at an event calling for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls, who have been held for more than a year by Islamist militants.
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Image caption On the same day, girls in the Libyan city of Benghazi play with a doll inside a classroom where their families have been taking refuge following clashes between rival militias.
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Image caption Sudan's Habab Hussein takes part in the World Table Tennis Championships in the Chinese city of Suzhou on Monday.
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Image caption Two days earlier, Laureta Cassinda of Angola competes in the women's shot put final at a para-athletics competition in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo.
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Image caption London marathon winners Eliud Kipchoge (l) of Kenya and Ethiopia's Tifgist Tufa pose by Tower Bridge in the English capital with a trophy on Monday - the day after the event.
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Image caption Near the South African city of Durban on Saturday, children play football in a camp for those affected by the recent xenophobic violence...
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Image caption The next day, Malian singer Salif Keita writes a message on an anti-xenophobia banner during the annual Awesome Africa International Arts Festival in Durban.
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Image caption An electoral official counts up votes on a blackboard at a polling station in Togo's capital, Lome, on Saturday after people had voted in presidential elections.
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Image caption French-Guinean rapper Alpha Diallo, known as Black M, performs at a festival in the French city of Bourges on Tuesday.
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Image caption On the same day, Algerians drink alcohol at a bar in the capital, Algiers. Algeria is a Muslim country - and whilst it is not illegal to drink alcohol, it can cause tension with religious groups.
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Image caption Also on Tuesday, a policeman in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura, prepares his weapon before firing a tear-gas canister at protesters...
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Image caption They have been protesting all week following President Pierre Nkurunziza's announcement that he will be seeking a third term in office.
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Image caption Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara arrives at a stadium in Abidjan on Saturday for his nomination as his ruling coalition's candidate in elections later this year.
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Image caption On the same day in Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, people come out in support of a new electoral code banning those linked to ousted leader Blaise Compaore from running for office.
Image caption On Monday, large yellow-fin tuna are brought into a canning factory in Seychelles. The fish are primarily exported to the European market, the BBC Africa Business Report says...
Image caption A tagging system at the factory allows the company to track the contents of each can down to the ship which brought it in.
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Image caption Endangered African penguins are carried in boxes on Friday to be released back into the wild near Cape Town in South Africa…
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Image caption A local conservation project cares for birds at risk from urbanisation and rehabilitates them for release elsewhere.
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Image caption In the nearby town of Hout Bay on South Africa's Cape peninsula, the sun sets over the Atlantic behind the Sentinel mountain on Friday.
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Image caption And in Zimbabwe on Tuesday, hundreds of people line up to watch the first performance of this year's Harare International Festival of the Arts, which continues until 3 May.

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