Saturday, April 11, 2015

Pictures telling the African story for the week 3rd-9th April, 2015

A selection of the photos from across Africa this week.
People look at high end cars imported from Europe on sale in Abidjan in Ivory Coast on 4 April 2015.
Passers-by are attracted by the music and flashing lights coming from the fancy cars for sale in Abidjan in Ivory Coast on Saturday. Every weekend imported high-end cars are on display.
The Lagos grill and BBQ festival, Nigeria - Sunday 5 April 2015
The next day in Nigeria, Lagosians enjoy the city's first barbeque festival featuring the best meaty selections from 15 restaurants...
The Lagos grill and BBQ festival, Nigeria - Sunday 5 April 2015
BBC cameraman Ayo Bello says guests enjoyed the music and smoky atmosphere as chicken, ribs, burgers, fish, pork and beef were grilled for sampling.
Actors take part in the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus in Lagos, Nigeria on 3 April 2015.
In Lagos on Friday, actors take part in the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus. Many Christians commemorate Easter across Africa.
A survivor is reunited with relatives in Nairobi, Kenya on 4 April 4 2015.
The week has been dominated by the aftermath of the university attack in the Kenyan town of Garissa. Here a traumatised survivor is reunited with relatives on Saturday...
Kenyan university students participate in a demonstration against an attack by gunmen at the Garissa University College campus, along the streets of the capital Nairobi on 7 April 2015.
The university killings by Somali-based al-Shabab militants sparked demonstrations on Tuesday. Here people in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, demand better security in the country...
Kenyans gathered at Hero gardens, Kenya on 7 March 2015
As evening fell, BBC photographer Peter Njoroge says Kenyans from all walks of life gathered for a vigil in Nairobi to remember the 148 people killed, who were mainly students.
Robert Mugabe in Pretoria, South Africa 7 April 7, 2015
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appears to be sporting a new look on Tuesday as he arrives in South Africa for a state visit. He was standing in front of South African politician Maite Nkoane-Mashabane.
Sjaak Rijke in Bamako, Mali, 7 April 2015
Also on Tuesday, Dutch hostage Sjaak Rijke arrives at Bamako airport in Mali after a French patrol freed him. He was kidnapped by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb militants in 2011.
Malawi tobacco is displayed on 8 April 2015 at the Lilongwe Auction Floors in Malawi
Cured tobacco is displayed at auction rooms in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, on Wednesday when President Peter Mutharika said the global anti-smoking lobby had hit the economy, but it could not stop growing the crop overnight.
A traditional group perform in Omdurman in Sudan 4 April 2015.
On Saturday, a traditional group performs in Sudan's Omdurman city in front of Justice Party presidential candidate Yasser Yahia Saleh - waving a stick in a manner reminiscent of incumbent leader Omar al-Bashir - during a campaign meeting...
Supporters of Sudan's National Congress Party ride camels to attend a campaign rally at Fasher in North Darfur, Sudan 8 April 2015.
Four days later, supporters of President Bashir ride camels to attend a rally in Fasher in Sudan's western region of Darfur.
An arts student performs a silent protest in front of the statue of Cecil Rhodes as a crane removes it in Cape Town, South Africa, 9 April 2015
An arts student in South Africa performs as a crane prepares to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes from the University of Cape Town on Thursday after weeks of protests.
An Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper prays at the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City 9 April 2015
And on the same day, an Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper prays during a ceremony at the Ethiopian section of a Jerusalem church ahead of the Orthodox Easter.

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