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Africa’s week in pictures: 28 February-5 March 2020

A worshipper at a mosque in Dakar, Senegal - Wednesday 4 March 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption Prayers are held at a mosque in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, on Wednesday to ask for help as the West African nation confirms two of cases Covid-19.
Kenyan boxer Christine Ongare (L) fighting Uganda's Catherine Nanziri (R) in Dakar, Senegal - Saturday 29 February 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption It was an East African bout in Dakar on Saturday at the women’s flyweight box-off for a place in the Olympics, with Kenya’s Christine Ongare (L) beating Uganda’s Catherine Nanziri.
Nonkululeko Mlaba of South Africa (R) celebrates with Dane Van Niekerk (L) after taking a wicket in Sydney, Australia - Thursday 5 March 2020Image copyright EPA
Image caption South African cricketers celebrate after taking a wicket during a Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final match on Thursday in the Australian capital, Sydney.
A make-up artist applies make-up to Line Banty in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Line Banty, an albino TV presenter in Burkina Faso, gets her make-up done on Friday before going on air for her live show.
French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption French artist Saype – real name Guillaume Legros – is pictured on Sunday lying on a portion of his vast painting in the Burkinabe capital, Ouagadougou…
Motorcyclists surround French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption It is a giant 200m- (656ft) long fresco, showing a series of interlocked hands, painted with charcoal, chalk and water…
French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption The artwork is part of his worldwide project Beyond Walls, which according to AFP, is aimed at promoting togetherness and kindness…
French artist Saype's Beyond Walls artwork of interlocking hands in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption The fifth of such works, it can now be seen at Ouagadougou’s Monument of Heroes.
A soldier points a themomoater at a man at the Nigerian Army Reference Hospital in Lagos, Nigeria - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption A soldier checks the temperature of a visitor to a military hospital in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday, the day the first case of coronavirus was detected in the country.
Defence lawyers in a federal high court in Lagos, Nigeria - Tuesday 3 March 2020Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Lawyers huddle together in court in Lagos on Tuesday to discuss the defence strategy for men charged with showing a public display of affection to members of the same sex.
A crowd of Christians at a prayer event calling for nationwide piece, Abuja, Nigeria - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption Christians take part in an event in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, on Sunday to call for security amid the Islamist insurgency in the north-east and a wave of kidnappings for ransom nationwide.
Muslims praying at a new mosque in Djenne, Mali - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption Muslims in Djenne in central Mali attend Friday prayers at a newly built mosque.
The funeral service for Barthelemy Laurent Guibahi Ani in Abidjan, Ivory Coast - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On the same day in Ivory Coast, people at a funeral hold portraits of Barthelemy Laurent Guibahi Ani, a 14-year-old boy who was found dead in the undercarriage of a plane in Paris in January.
Women hug each other in grief in Conakry, Guinea - Sunday 1 March 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption In Guinea on Sunday, residents of the capital, Conakry, mourn a woman who was reportedly pregnant and died after an altercation with the security forces during an earlier protest against the president.
Protesters holding the Algerian flag in Algiers, Algeria - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption Algerian demonstrators wave the national flag on Friday during an anti-government demonstration in the capital, Algiers.
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Image caption Sites within the Citadel of Saladin in Egypt’s capital, Cairo, are illuminated in the colours of the Chinese flag on Sunday as a gesture of solidarty with China in its fight against the coronavirus.
Esperance football fans holding flares at the al-Ahly Stadium in Cairo, Egypt - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright AFP
Image caption In Cairo on Friday, supporters of Tunisian side Esperance carry flares during a match against Egypt’s Zamalek – for which the football club was fined $10,000 (£7,700).
An EFF member in a red EFF print jacket in Johannesburg, South Africa - Friday 28 February 2020Image copyright EPA
Image caption And on the same day, a member of South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters party is all suited and booted for a protest in Johannesburg about the country’s ongoing power cuts.

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