Africa's week in pictures:

Images by: AFP, EPA and Reuters


by Nessy Shimwafeni-This Lockdown has affected Billions of people around the world. Africa was the last continent to be hit, but as we have learned by now, no person is immune against this virus.

But like many terrible horrors that had befallen humanity before, We shall once again emerge stronger because the human soul is resilient.

I love photos because often they portrait emotions and details that not even the best writer could describe..


people read news about the pandemic on a blackboard. Liberia's capital, Monrovia,


A man cycles with his child though a settlement outside Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, on Tuesday. The country is also in lockdown because of coronavirus.


Musicians play from their balcony on Wednesday in the Egyptian city of Giza during a curfew to stop the spread of coronavirus.


a philosophy teacher in Burkina Faso is filmed teaching a class for final year school pupils.

A TV channel is broadcasting classes every day as schools and universities are closed because of the virus.


Workers disinfect a stretch of road in Senegal's capital, Dakar, as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19.


Uganda is also in lockdown, but some food markets remain open. Here a Red Cross volunteer on Wednesday measures the temperature of a man entering one in Kampala...


in Uganda's capital, Kampala, a man poses for a photograph in an unusual mask…


After being screened, shoppers are then marked with a pen to show they have been checked.


In Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan, a woman makes liquid soap on Wednesday. One of the best preventative measures against coronavirus is to wash one's hands with soap and water.


On Saturday, a baguette seller arranges her loaves at a market in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there has been panic buying.



Deserted and empty streets in Cape Town, normally a bustling city with many tourists.


A fish seller calls for customers at a food market in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Monday hours before the start of a coronavirus lockdown there.


People wait to be shaved at a barbershop ahead of the start of Kenya's coronavirus evening curfew in the capital, Nairobi, on Tuesday.


Tunisians demanding financial aid to cope with their lockdown protest outside a government building in the town of Mnihla on Monday.


An officer in South Africa fires rubber bullets to impose a lockdown in the township of Alexandra on Tuesday…


Moroccans watch from their window in the capital, Rabat, on Friday as officers instruct people outside to observe lockdown rules and get off the streets.


shoppers in the South African city of Durban sit on their trolleys as they queue to get into a supermarket...


A masked man walks along a street in central Johannesburg on Saturday, the second day of South Africa's strict shutdown.


In Ghana, a man takes a snooze on a deserted beach in the capital, Accra, which is also subject to coronavirus restrictions.

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