Africa’s week in pictures: 26 January – 1 February 2024

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

Firefighters and volunteers attempt to extinguish a fire that broke out at a commercial depot, used for oil barrels and flammable drums, near Muthurwa settlement, in Nairobi, Kenya, January 30, 2024Image source, Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

A helicopter helps to extinguish a fire near Pringle Bay, as firefighters remain on high alert amid dry, hot, and windy weather in Western Cape, South Africa, January 31, 2024

Image source, Esa Alexander/Reuters

A firefighter cools off from the heat in Pringle Bay, as firefighters remain on high alert amid dry, hot, and windy weather in Western Cape, South Africa, January 31, 2024

Image source, Esa Alexander/Reuters

Image source, Muhamadou Bittaye/AFP

Image source, Muhamadou Bittaye/AFP

This aerial images show pirogues racing during a traditional canoe race at the Ogobagna cultural festival in Bamako on January 26, 2024. Due to persistent instability in the central region of the country, the Dogons annually organise a festival in Bamako called Ogobagna to share and showcase their cultural and ancestral traditions.

Image source, Ousmane Makaveli/AFP

Image source, Alexis Huguet/AFP

Muslim worshippers pray in a street of the historical Merkato district of Addis Ababa on January 27, 2024. Merkato district is believed to have the largest open-air market in Africa, stretching for several square kilometres divided into sections for just about anything imaginable

Image source, Michele Spatari/AFP

Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations - Round of 16 - Mali v Burkina Faso - Amadou Gon Coulibaly Stadium, Korhogo, Ivory Coast - January 30, 2024

Image source, Luc Gnago/Reuters

Equatorial Guinea's defender #15 Carlos Akapo reacts after the defeat at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 round of 16 football match between Equatorial Guinea and Guinea at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan, on January 28, 2024.

Image source, Issouf Sanogo/AFP

Ivory Coast's supporters react after the their team won the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 round of 16 football match between Senegal and Ivory Coast, on a street in Korhogo on January 29, 2024

Image source, Fadel Senna/AFP

Rabe, a Malagasy scavenger, rests on an abandoned building as he sorts recyclable plastic waste materials at the temporary Anosipatrana dumping site on the outskirts of Antananarivo, Madagascar January 30, 2024.

Image source, Zo Andrianjafy/Reuters

A Kenyan protester shouts slogans during a nationwide protest against increasing femicide cases in the country, Nairobi, Kenya, 27 January 2024. Activists called for the protest after a recent spike in femicide cases, in which several women have been reportedly found murdered and some of their body parts missing.

Image source, Daniel Irungu/EPA

A girl takes a photo of a rainbow in the sky after it rained, in Cairo, Egypt, Egypt January 31, 2024

Image source, Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters

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