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Africa’s Top Shots: Feathers And Fire

Africa’s week in pictures: 1-7 March 2019

A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week:

Cape Town’s Pride parade brings carnival spirit to the city centre on Saturday

 

Linda Sokhulu, Kgomotso Christopher, Miranda Ntshangase and Penny Lebyane are among the stars at the South African Film and Television Awards

 

Choreographer Somizi Mhlongo also graced the red carpet at the event in Rustenburg

 


Among the winners on the night were the directors of TV series IsiBaya, which centres on the taxi industry and “a feud between two powerful families”

 

Egyptian photojournalist Shawkan took up his camera upon his release from prison, where he was detained for five years after the authorities arrested him for covering a violent crackdown on protestors

 

Lawyers took to the streets of Algeria’s capital, Algiers, on Thursday to protest the president’s plans to stand for a fifth term in office

 

Rasta, whose real name is Lebani Sirenje, paints a portrait of late jazz legend and activist Dorothy Masuka on Friday in Johannesburg

 

A portrait of Burkina Faso’s former President Thomas Sankara, on the house where he was killed in Ouagadougou in 1987, looms over current President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré and Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings on Saturday.

Source: BBC

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