Top Picks in Africa: Apr 30 – May 6, 2021


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

Children play chess in Makoko, Lagos, Nigeria - Wednesday May 5, 2021

A girl contemplates a chess maneuver in Makoko, a slum in the Nigerian city of Lagos, on Wednesday …

Kola nut seller in Lagos, Nigeria - Saturday May 1, 2021

In town on Saturday, a woman sells cola nuts to people who attend the Labor Day parade.

Two girls look at a mobile phone in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Friday, April 30, 2021

Two girls check a mobile phone on Friday during a religious Orthodox gathering Good Friday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa …

A poultry seller catches two birds in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Saturday May 1, 2021

In town the next day, Orthodox Christians flock to a poultry market to buy a bird to prepare for Easter.

Veterans and other veterans on National Day in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Wed May 5, 2021

Veterans in Addis Ababa celebrate Patriots Day on Wednesday, a national day in Ethiopia that commemorates the end of the Italian occupation in 1941.

A woman lights candles in the Ghriba synagogue, Djerba, Tunisia - Friday April 30, 2021

A Jewish pilgrim lights a candle in the Ghriba synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba on Friday …

A woman writes prayer on an egg in the Ghriba synagogue, Djerba, Tunisia - Friday April 30, 2021

The annual pilgrimage includes a long-standing tradition of writing prayers on eggs.

A nurse holds an injection in Tunis - Monday, May 3, 2021

A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine at the Covid-19 Center in Tunis, Tunisia, on Monday.

A man dives into the sea in Tripoli, Libya - Friday, April 30, 2021

A Libyan dives into the sea of ​​rocks in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday.

Swallows fly over a bridge over the Niger River, Bamako, Mali - Friday April 30, 2021

On the same day, swallows swooped down on a bridge over the Niger River in Bamako, the capital of Mali. The area is the site of a Sufi community in the city.

MMA Champion Frances Njano Rides Bafoussam in a Car, Cameroon - Saturday May 1, 2021

Francis Ngano, the new world mixed martial arts heavyweight champion known as “The Predator”, made parades in the Cameroonian city of Bafoussam on Saturday on a triumphant return trip home.

A woman pours camel milk from a plate into a plastic container near N & # 39;  Djamena, Chad - Tuesday 4 May 2021

After some camels have been milked, a woman carefully pours liquid into a plastic container in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, on Tuesday.

David Nguyearm with masked face sculpture in Harare, Zimbabwe - Friday, April 30, 2021

Zimbabwean sculptor David Nguyrom stands with his work of a woman wearing the Covid-19 face mask in the capital, Harare, on Friday.

Tanzanian President Samia Solo Hassan in the Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday May 5, 2021

Tanzanian President Samia Solo Hassan is preparing to address the Kenyan Parliament on Wednesday wearing a face mask – something she does not use at home …

Kenya Police Squad in the Rain in Nairobi, Kenya - Wednesday May 5, 2021

There was a lot of pomp and celebration during her official visit, although Kenyan police are inundated with awaiting the performance on Wednesday.

A protester is roughly handled by a police officer in Nairobi, Kenya - Saturday May 1, 2021

In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, a man was arrested on Saturday during a protest to demand better living conditions for those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Crowds gather at night carrying phones to light the funeral of Zubair Ahmed Al-Hassan, Secretary-General of the Islamic Movement, Khartoum, Sudan - Saturday May 1, 2021

On the same day, in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, people gathered at the funeral of Al-Zubayr Ahmed Al-Hassan, Secretary-General of the Islamic Movement and an ally of ousted President Omar Al-Bashir. He was in detention pending trial on charges of corruption.

A man sits on a chair outside and holds a radio in Lockody, Uganda - Thursday May 6, 2021

A man in northern Uganda carries a radio station on Thursday to hear the ICC ruling that Dominic Ongwen, a child soldier turned rebel leader, has a 25-year prison sentence.

Nomuzi Mabena at the South African Fashion Week event in Midrand, South Africa - Saturday May 1, 2021

Everything was mesmerizing and glamorous at the South African Fashion Week event in Midrand on Saturday as Nomuzi Mabena, a rapper and TV presenter known as Moseley, stands in front of the cameras.

Moon behind a minaret at night in Cairo, Egypt - Tuesday May 4, 2021

More camels are on display on Tuesday, as the moon appears behind the minaret of a decorated mosque for Ramadan in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

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