Africa's week in pictures: 15 – 21 May 2020

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A close shot of a woman having kohl liner applied to her eyes.

A close shot of a woman having kohl liner applied to her eyes.

On Friday, bride-to-be Marie Andrea Offoumou gets ready for her wedding…
A couple dressed in wedding finery hold hands as the officiant stands before them.

A couple dressed in wedding finery hold hands as the officiant stands before them.

The 28-year-old married Indat Ange Désiré in Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan soon after the lockdown was eased.
A boy grimaces as his hair is clasped and trimmed by a gloved barber.

A boy grimaces as his hair is clasped and trimmed by a gloved barber.

On Monday, a barber cuts this young client’s hair in Egypt’s capital of Cairo…
A woman uses a pin-like implement to make decorative pattern on a small pastry before it goes in an oven.

A woman uses a pin-like implement to make decorative pattern on a small pastry before it goes in an oven.

And women in northern Egypt prepare butter biscuits called Kahk on Saturday.
A man wearing a yellow PPE suit sprays mosque stairwell that is illuminated by coloured glass windows.

A man wearing a yellow PPE suit sprays mosque stairwell that is illuminated by coloured glass windows.

On Tuesday in Algeria, volunteers spray inside a building with disinfectant.
Dozens of masked male and female health workers stand in formation as they stretch in sync.

Dozens of masked male and female health workers stand in formation as they stretch in sync.

Frontline medical staff warm up before a free zumba class at Nairobi’s Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital on Sunday.
An inside view of an empty aeroplane stripped of its seats.

An inside view of an empty aeroplane stripped of its seats.

Pre-pandemic, this Ethiopian Airlines plane would normally be full of people but instead its seats are stripped on Friday to make way for cargo.
A woman wearing a mask walks past a large mural depicting a person wearing a mask.

A woman wearing a mask walks past a large mural depicting a person wearing a mask.

On the same day, a woman walks past a mural reminding Abidjan’s residents of anti-coronavirus hygiene measures…
A woman wearing a mask walks past a large mural depicting a masked health worker cradling the nation of Morocco in their arms.

A woman wearing a mask walks past a large mural depicting a masked health worker cradling the nation of Morocco in their arms.

It’s a similar scene in Sale, Morocco, on Sunday where this graffiti encourages people to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus…
A woman walks past a mural whose slogan reads: "Take responsibility, fight against Covid-19 as a community."

A woman walks past a mural whose slogan reads: "Take responsibility, fight against Covid-19 as a community."

And also the next day in Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, where residents are reminded it’s a community effort.
A woman holds several newly introduced bank notes, all in denominations of 10.

A woman holds several newly introduced bank notes, all in denominations of 10.

On Wednesday, a woman holds freshly minted bank notes in Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, brought into circulation to ease the cash crisis.
A woman looks back at her glasses as she is forcibly carried away by uniformed officers.

A woman looks back at her glasses as she is forcibly carried away by uniformed officers.

On Monday Ugandan police seize activist Stella Nyanzi, leaving her glasses behind, at a protest she called against the government’s handling of food relief.
A boy wearing a knitted hat and jumper stands next to a line of adults wearing clothes in various patterns.

A boy wearing a knitted hat and jumper stands next to a line of adults wearing clothes in various patterns.

This boy waits alongside adults queuing to vote in Burundi’s general election on Wednesday, which at least one opposition figure has already labelled a sham.
Two masked people look on as a tailor creates face masks.

Two masked people look on as a tailor creates face masks.

A tailor fashions face masks at his sewing machine in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, on Monday.
Two geese are seen on a lake, one swims while the other flaps out its wings.

Two geese are seen on a lake, one swims while the other flaps out its wings.

A day earlier, a goose stretches its wings at a lake in South Africa’s biggest city Johannesburg…
A cat stretches out one paw as it lays down in a mosque.

A cat stretches out one paw as it lays down in a mosque.

While a cat takes it easy at Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt, on the same day.

Pictures from AFP, EPA and Reuters.


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