Africa’s week in pictures: 16-22 September 2023

A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

A trader sits in their van, loaded with animals, as they wait at the border in Malanville between Benin and Niger on September 18, 2023.IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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A goat trader in Benin poses inside his van on Monday.
A Kenyan calls for passengers at a bus station to board public transport in Nairobi, Kenya, 19 September 2023.IMAGE SOURCE,DANIEL IRUNGU/SHUTTERSTOCK
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While the vehicle is the focal point of this photo, snapped in Kenya on Tuesday.
Aerial views of the Dungu river on September 18, 2023 in Dungu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.IMAGE SOURCE,HUGH KINSELLA CUNNINGHAM/GETTY IMAGES
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Sunlight breaks through dark clouds above the Dungu River in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.
Mahmoud Kahrba, who plays for Egyptian club Al-Ahly, wipes his brow in Friday’s football game against Algeria’s USM Alger.IMAGE SOURCE,NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES
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And lights from mobile phones shine as Mahmoud Kahrba, a footballer with Egyptian club Al-Ahly, wipes his brow in Friday’s game against Algeria’s USM Alger.
Youngsters play football at a plantation in Sudan.IMAGE SOURCE,AFP
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The next generation of footballers plays near a plantation in Sudan on Friday.
Children pose for a photo in a classroom as the 2023-2024 academic year begins for Tunisian students after the summer holiday in Tunis, Tunisia on September 15, 2023.IMAGE SOURCE,YASSINE GAIDI/GETTY IMAGES
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While on the same day, children in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, began a new academic year.
A masked witness leaves a court in Goma, DRC, during a trial against six soldiers accused of crimes against humanity.IMAGE SOURCE,ALEXIS HUGUET/AFP
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A masked witness leaves court in Goma, DR Congo, during the trial of six soldiers accused of crimes against humanity.
Nigerien protesters pray outside a French army baseIMAGE SOURCE,MAHAMADOU HAMIDOU/REUTERS
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Nigerien protesters spend their Friday outside a French army base, pausing their demonstration to pray in a neat formation.
A member of Standard Bank security personnel ordering an Extinction Rebellion activist wearing a dinosaur to leave the area during an occupation protest in Johannesburg, South Africa, 19 September 2023.IMAGE SOURCE,KIM LUDBROOK/SHUTTERSTOCK
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Thousands of kilometres away, a costumed climate change protester is ordered on Tuesday to leave the area outside Standard Bank’s Johannesburg office.
A portrait of Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a veteran politician and Zulu prince, is seen at his state funeral in Ulundi, South Africa, September 16, 2023.IMAGE SOURCE,ROGAN WARD/REUTERS
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Elsewhere in South Africa, mourners say goodbye to outspoken politician and Zulu leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi.

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