Africa’s week in photos: 7-13 September 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.
People in Kenya’s capital Nairobi salvage construction material on Thursday after government bulldozers knock down a mall which was allegedly built illegally on a river bed.
Ethiopia’s Birhanu Mekonnen runs on Saturday in the 2018 Jungfrau Marathon in Switzerland, one of the most popular mountain marathons.
These siblings attend the Twins Day celebration in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan on Saturday…
While these twins looked as though they enjoyed the event.
Also on Saturday, these women wear matching outfits at a festival in Ivory Coast to honour the Ebrie people, who hundreds of years ago fled the Ashante kingdom in what is now Ghana…
The three-century-old festival is held annually, giving the Ebrie people a chance to honour their ancestry.
A football fan blows his horn, as Kenya cause an upset by beating Ghana 1-0 during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Nairobi on Saturday.
While in Ghana’s capital Accra on Wednesday, people pay their respects to former UN chief Kofi Annan as his body lies in state ahead of his burial the next day.
While this man considers an art work at a fair in South Africa’s main city Johannesburg on Friday…
Photographs by South Africa’s Justin Dingwall were also displayed at the fair.
In neighbouring Zimbabwe on Tuesday, suspected cholera patients are being treated at a hospital in the capital Harare. More than 20 people have died of the disease in Harare since the beginning of the month.
While on Tuesday, an Eritrean woman sings after crossing into Ethiopia. Parts of the border between the two nations reopened after a war between the two nations forced its closure more than 20 years ago.
Liberia’s President George Weah receives the number 14 shirt he wore at the peak of his football career. He played in a friendly against Nigeria on Tuesday. The match was arranged to mark the retirement of the jersey. Nigeria won 2-1.
Pictures from AFP, EPA, Getty Images and Reuters