Africa’s week in pictures: 17-23 August 2018

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Africa's week in pictures: 17-23 August 2018

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.

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Image caption A girl plays in a swamp on Sunday near the South Sudanese town of Nyal, where her family is now living having fled their home during the civil war.
A boy smiling at Birqash Camel Market near Cairo in Egypt - Friday 17 August 2018Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A camel trader's son smiles at a livestock market on Friday ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival outside Egypt's capital, Cairo…
People counting money at a livestock market in Hargeisa, Somaliland - Saturday 18 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption The next day, money is counted at the livestock market in Hargeisa in the self-declared republic of Somaliland. During the Eid festivities, Muslims who can afford it buy an animal to sacrifice…
A girl painting henna on to a woman's foot in Bamako, Mali - Monday 20 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption Eid is also a time to dress up. In Mali's capital, Bamako, on Monday a girl decorates a woman's foot with henna…
A close shot of a woman's hands with henna and red nailsImage copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day – the eve of Eid – this customer in Bamako shows off her tattooed henna hands and manicured nails…
A barber shaving a man on the side of the road in Ibafo, Ogun state, Nigeria - Tuesday 21 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption On Tuesday, a roadside barber shaves a man for the Eid events taking place in Ibafo in south-western Nigeria…
A girl and her father at Eid prayers in Ibafo, Ogun state, Nigeria - Tuesday 21 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption On the same day in Ibafo, a girl kneels near her father at the Eid prayers…
A boy with a toy gun runs past people praying on Eid in Mogadishu, Somalia - Tuesday 21 August 2018Image copyright Reuters
Image caption During the prayers in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, a boy runs past with a toy gun, often given to children as Eid presents.
African migrants at a migrant centre - one lifting up his arms in thanks - in Ceuta, Spain - Wednesday 22 August 2018Image copyright Reuters
Image caption On Wednesday, African migrants celebrate after entering an immigration centre in the Spanish enclave of Ceuta…
African migrants celebrating on the seafront in Ceuta, Spain - Wednesday 22 August 2018Image copyright EPA
Image caption About 200 migrants managed to jump the border fence between Morocco and Ceuta. These young men perform for the camera on the seafront.
Women at a market in Mekelle, Ethiopia - Tuesday 21 August 2018
Image caption On Tuesday, women in the Ethiopian city of Mekelle go to the market ahead of the annual Ashenda festival to celebrate the Virgin Mary…
Women at a stadium for the Ashenda festival in Mekelle, Ethiopia - Wednesday 22 August 2018
Image caption The BBC's Girmay Gebru says heavy rains on Wednesday do not stop the revellers, who plait their hair in an elaborate design called Ga'me, from attending the event at a stadium.
Some carrying jerrycans near a wall with a poster of Kofi Annan in Kumasi, Ghana - Monday 20 August 2018Image copyright EPA
Image caption On Monday, someone with a large load in the Ghanaian city of Kumasi passes by the family home of Kofi Annan, the former UN chief who died on Saturday.
A priestess with shells in her hair at the Osun-Osogbo Festival in Osogbo, Nigeria - Friday 17 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption A priestess attends a festival on Friday for the Yoruba fertility goddess Osun, in Osogbo in south-western Nigeria…
Osun-Osogbo Festival by a river by the Osun Sacre Grove, Nigeria - Friday 17 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption Thousands travel to the festival, with believers saying the river waters by the Osun Sacred Grove can heal diseases and "cure" infertility.
Students protest, one holding a sign with the words "Amnesty 4 student", in Cape Town, South Africa - Wednesday 22 August 2018Image copyright EPA
Image caption Students in South Africa protest on Wednesday outside parliament in Cape Town, pleading for amnesty for fellow students convicted after violence during #FeesMustFall protests.
Bobi Wine surrounded by prison guards, one holding his hand, in court in Gulu, northern Uganda - Thursday 23 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption Ugandan opposition MP and musician Bobi Wine appears in court on treason charges on Thursday. He has been in custody for more than a week and is alleged to have been badly beaten by soldiers.
A man making a chapatti at the Rolex Festival in Kampala, Uganda - Friday 17 August 2018Image copyright AFP
Image caption And a man shows off his chapatti-making skills at a festival on Sunday in Uganda's capital to celebrate the "Rolex". This is the fast food of choice in Kampala: a vegetable omelette wrapped in a chapatti.

Pictures from AFP, BBC, EPA and Reuters

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