Africa

Africa in pictures: 8-14 April 2016

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

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Image caption A mural painted on the walls of houses in a poor area of Egypt's capital, Cairo, is seen in this photo released on Thursday.
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Image caption This young football fan finds himself on the winning side on Saturday as Egypt's Zamalek beat Algeria's Mouloudia Olympique Bejaia 2-0 in their African Champions League football encounter in Cairo.
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Image caption While in France on the same day, Ajaccio's Congolese forward John Tshibumbu vies with Angers' French midfielder Thomas Mangan in their goalless match in the French Ligue 1.
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Image caption Amidst the conflict in Libya's capital, Tripoli, a motorcyclist entertains a crowd on Friday by performing a "stoppie" - the lifting of the back wheel and riding only on the front wheel
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Image caption In northern Kenya on Sunday, a wildlife ranger stands guard at a river in the Shaba National Reserve...
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Image caption The government has launched an initiative to promote tourism among locals as many foreigners stay away because of fears of attacks by militant Islamists.
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Image caption On the same day in Kenya's western town of Kisumu town, members of the Legion of Mary church attend a funeral of one of its founders, Cardinal Wilson Oweno Obimos...
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Image caption Cardinals were also present the funeral. The religious movement, started by Roman Catholics Luos in the 1960s, worships a black messiah, believing its founder, Simeo Ondeto, was Jesus Christ reincarnated.
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Image caption While in Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on Thursday, these Christians head towards a march organised by the opposition to protest against the dire economic situation in a country.
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Image caption In South Africa's Cape Town city on Monday, a mother works as bicycle mechanic in a converted shipping container workshop as part of an initiative aimed at curbing high levels of unemployment and poverty.
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Image caption These women in Ethiopia's Somali region are in jovial mood on Friday after receiving food. Ethiopia has been hit by a severe drought, blamed on the el Nino weather phenomenon.
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Image caption While herdsmen feed sheep in the breakaway republic of Somaliland on the same day. The drought has led to some people losing their livestock, raising fears that hunger and poverty could worsen.
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Image caption In this photo released on Monday, X-ray pictures show a bullet lodged in an eight-year-old rhino shot by poachers in Zimbabwe. Surgeons were forced to euthanise the animal as there was no prospect of recovery.

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