10May Africa’s top shots: 30 April-6 May 2021 10 May 2021 Mahesh Mehta Leave a comment [ A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent: A girl ponders a chess move in Makoko, a slum in the Nigerian city of Lagos, on Wednesday… In the city on Saturday, a woman sells kola nuts for people attending a workers’ day parade. Two girls check out a mobile phone on Friday during a religious gathering for Orthodox Good Friday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa… In the city the next day, Orthodox Christians flock to a poultry market to buy a bird to prepare for an Easter feast. War veterans in Addis Ababa mark Patriots Day on Wednesday, which is a national holiday in Ethiopia that commemorates the end of the Italian occupation in 1941. A Jewish pilgrim lights a candle at Ghriba Synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba on Friday… The annual pilgrimage includes the age-old tradition of writing prayers on eggs. A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a Covid-19 centre in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis, on Monday. A Libyan dives into the sea from rocks in the capital, Tripoli, on Friday. On the same day, swallows swoop by a bridge over the Niger River in Mali’s capital, Bamako. The area is the site of a Sufi community in the city. Francis Ngannou, the new world champion of heavyweight mixed martial arts who is known as “The Predator”, parades through the Cameroonian city of Bafoussam on Saturday on a triumphant return home. After milking some camels, a woman carefully pours the liquid into a plastic container in Chad’s capital, N’Djamena, on Tuesday. Zimbabwean sculptor David Ngwerume poses with his work of a woman wearing a Covid-19 face mask in the capital, Harare, on Friday. Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan prepares to address Kenya’s parliament on Wednesday wearing a face mask – something she doesn’t use at home… There is much pomp and ceremony during her state visit, though the Kenya police band gets drenched waiting to perform on Wednesday. In the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, on Saturday, a man is arrested during a protest demanding better living conditions for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic. On the same day in Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, people gather for the funeral ceremony for Zubair Ahmed al-Hassan, the secretary general of the Islamic Movement and an ally of ousted President Omar al-Bashir. He had been in custody awaiting trial for corruption. A man in northern Uganda holds a radio on Thursday to listen to the International Criminal Court’s sentencing of Dominic Ongwen, a child soldier-turned-rebel commander, to 25 years in jail. It is all glitz and glamour at a South Africa Fashion Week event in Midrand on Saturday where Nomuzi Mabena, a rapper and TV presenter better known as Moozlie, poses for the cameras. And more beauty is on display on Tuesday as the moon is seen behind a mosque’s minaret decorated for Ramadan in Egypt’s capital, Cairo. All photos subject to copyright.