Africa’s week in pictures: 16

Africa’s week in pictures: 16

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond:

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A woman on a sandy beach with a bag standing in front of boats.  She wears a blue dress and a yellow headscarf and watches.

On Saturday, a woman in Bargny, east of Senegal’s capital, Dakar, is collecting waste along the coast on World Cleanup Day – dedicated to tackling waste around the world and building a more sustainable environment…

A woman with a colorful outsift smiling broadly with outstretched arms.  She is outside on what appears to be a beach.

They seem to have more fun in Cape Town, South Africa, as they participate in the same activity at Hout Bay beach.

Miss Egypt Hager Mohamed, dressed in a denim jacket and black dress, takes a photo in front of a mountain of plastic waste.  She wears a sash that reads: Miss Egypt 2022.

There is more waste on the same day as Miss Egypt Hager Mohamed takes a selfie next to a mound of plastic waste, which is part of a project by The VeryNile NGO to build the largest plastic pyramid in the world using waste collected from the River Nile.

A man sits on earth with two baskets of green olives behind him.  In the distance are green trees.

Staying in Egypt the same day means less waste and more food, as a farmer sits next to baskets of olives in the village of al-Qatta in Giza.

A man pouring yellow liquid into rectangular containers.

Meanwhile, a factory worker in Cairo on Tuesday makes candy dolls for Mawlid celebrations, which mark the birthday of the prophet Mohammed.

Wizkid hung in the air, wearing a yellow jumpsuit.  There is bright light behind him.

Away from Egypt, in the French capital of Paris, Nigerian musician Wizkid will be performing at the AccorHotels arena on Friday, just two days after the release of his latest single, Bad To Me.

Two young women smile and pose for a photo with their drinks.  It looks like the night and there are orange lights behind them.

There’s more music and partying in Uganda on Fridays as these young people attend the four-day electronic music festival Nyege Nyege, which brings together musicians from all over the continent…

More young women dancing.  The woman in the center is wearing sunglasses and smiling.

The Ugandan government had previously threatened to ban the event, saying it encouraged sex and drug use.

A man poses for a photo in a church standing next to a picture of the Queen.  There is a large cross behind him.

Outside the celebrations, a man snaps a photo inside what is said to be one of Kenya’s oldest churches – Nairobi’s All Saints Cathedral – on Sunday during a memorial service for the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Two women are sitting on a couch in a house.  Their heads are turned as they look at the TV screen showing the Queen's funeral procession.  One woman is wearing a blue uniform with a yellow headscarf and the other is wearing trousers and a bluish shirt.

The next day, two women watch the Queen’s funeral procession from Johannesburg, South Africa.

A man with white face paint wearing a colorful elaborate hat and pink outfit.  His eyes are closed and he makes an expressive expression.

There are animated scenes in Cape Town on Wednesday following the announcement that the annual Cape Town Minstrel Carnival would return after an absence due to the coronavirus pandemic…

A man wearing a colorful pink and white outfit with an elaborate hat posing and walking.

The festival usually takes place on January 2 every year and is a colorful parade full of music and dance.

Woman wearing a pack of food on her head in protest.  Her arms are outstretched and she has a broad expression on her face.  It seems like there is commotion behind her.

In Lagos on Monday, a demonstration by the National Association of Nigerian Students angered over a prolonged strike by their teachers, which has left them without classes for seven months.

A man trying to live a barbel at the gym.  He has a tense expression on his face.

On the same day back to South Africa, where this man is hitting the gym in a Johannesburg township. The iKasi Gym is just a short walk from the house where the late anti-apartheid fighter and former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, lived.

Zebras walking outdoors.  Behind them are rangers with heavy backpacks.

There are breathtaking scenes in Kenya on Saturday as rangers compete in a half marathon for the Wildlife Ranger Challenge 2022, which sees the rangers running for 21km (13 miles) while also carrying a heavy backpack through difficult terrain.

Two men tack part in wrestling.  They are shirtless and have what looks like chalk on their bodies.

The adrenaline also flows in Sudan on Friday as these men take part in the traditional Nuba wrestling, which originated in the Nuba Mountains.

Hanging, round, colorful works of art.

Back to South Africa on Thursday, where beautiful works of art are on display at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill Women’s Prison as part of the Keiskamma Art Project, which aims to preserve the oral history of the rural Eastern Cape.

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