Africa’s week in pictures: 5 – 11 October 2018

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

A model waits backstage before participating in AFI Joburg Fashion Week show with the theme #AfroAsia, in Johannesburg, South Africa, in this photo released on 6 October.

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Once worn mostly by older women in South Africa, the headscarf has now become a fashionable accessory as this model shows during a fashion show in Johannesburg…

A couple walk past an art work by German artist @norm_abartig and South African artist @dekor as part of the Westdene Graffiti Project in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, 09 October 2018.

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While elsewhere in Johannesburg, a couple walk past a mural painted as part of a project aimed at raising awareness about graffiti as a form of art.

A police officer looks on in front of the mock skulls put on top of a fence guarding the Central Bank of Kenya during a protest against the politicians and leaders of war-torn South Sudan, in Nairobi, Kenya, 11 October 2018.

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In Kenya’s capital Nairobi, a police officer looks on in front of mock skulls put on top of a fence outside the Central Bank of Kenya during a protest against the conflict in neighbouring South Sudan…

Kenyan activists raise a mock US dollar bill during a protest against the politicians and leaders of war-torn South Sudan, in Nairobi, Kenya, 11 October 2018.

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Activists also want Kenya to impose sanctions on South Sudanese politicians whom they accuse of looting money.

A woman sits with her dog outside her house on the outskirts of Yaounde, Cameroon, 9 October 2018.

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This woman sits with her dog outside her home near Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde, as the nation waits to hear whether President Paul Biya, 85, has won a seventh term in office.

Young boys who just received a vaccine against cholera play football in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 5 October 2018

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In Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, young boys play football, a short while after being vaccinated against cholera, which has killed dozens of people.

Finalist of the Faso Don dancing contest, Mohamed Kassogue, performs on stage during the filming of the TV show on 6 October 2018.

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In Mali’s capital Bamako, dancers perform on stage during the filming of a TV show.

Young traditionally clad Zulu maidens arrive at The Moses Mabhida Football Stadium in Durban on 7 October 2018.

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While these young women dressed in traditional outfits attend a celebration in South Africa’s coastal city of Durban to honour King Shaka, the founder of the Zulu nation…

Inkatha Freedom Party ( IFP) leader Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi (L) and Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini (R) chat at The Moses Mabhida Football Stadium in Durban on 7 October 2018.

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Current King Goodwill Zwelithini (R) was the main guest at the event, along with Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

A soldiers from the Armed Forces of the Democratic republic of the Congo (FARDC) is seen at their military base on October 07, 2018 outside Oicha.

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While this soldier finds an unusual place to rest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, which is badly affected by conflict.

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