Africa Week in pictures: May 26-June 1, 2023

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week:

A woman holding a surfboard jumps off a pier in Durban, South Africa - Sunday May 28, 2023

On Sunday, as the sun rises over the east coast of South Africa, a surfer jumps into the ocean.

Fatoumata Guinea Kaba in a voluminous white dress poses on a red carpet in Cannes, France - Friday, May 26, 2023

Franco-Guinean actress and influencer Fatoumata Guinea Kaba will walk the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday…

Somali-American model Halima Aden greets the World Influencers and Bloggers Awards in Cannes, France - Friday, May 26, 2023

Also in Cannes that day was Somali-American model Halima Aden, who received the Women’s Empowerment Gong at the World Influencers and Bloggers Awards (Wiba).

A man stands between two paintings in a gallery (on the left, a painting of a woman; on the right, a painting of a man, a woman and a child) in Tunis, Tunisia - Saturday, May 27, 2023

On Saturday, a visitor looks at works by Mohamed Ben Methaf during the Carthage Contemporary Art Days festival in the Tunisian capital.

Ethiopian-Israelis hold up photos of their relatives during a protest calling on the Israeli government to end the freeze on Ethiopian Jewish immigration to Israel, outside the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Israel - Sunday, May 28, 2023

The next day, Israelis of Ethiopian origin hold up photos of their relatives during a demonstration in Jerusalem calling on the government to end the freeze on the emigration of Ethiopian Jews to Israel.

A woman wears a dress, hat and necklace in the colors of the Inclusive Alliance Platform party in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau - Monday, May 29, 2023

In Guinea-Bissau, supporters of Domingos Simões Pereira and his Inclusive Alliance Platform gather in the capital on Monday ahead of the June 4 elections.

Egyptian drummers in uniform line up and play during a festival in Cairo, Egypt - Saturday, May 27, 2023

On Saturday, an Egyptian band performs at the International Festival of Drumming and Traditional Arts in the capital, Cairo.

A smiling woman wears false eyelashes and the colors of the Senegalese flag in face paint during an Under-20 World Cup soccer match against Colombia in La Plata, Argentina - Saturday, May 27, 2023

On the same day, a football fan cheers on Senegal against Colombia at the Under-20 World Cup in the Argentinian city of La Plata. The match ended in a draw.

A woman looks at an official booklet showing the face of Bola Tinubu during his investiture ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria - Monday, May 29, 2023

Bola Tinubu was sworn in as president of Africa’s largest democracy at a ceremony in Abuja on Monday, vowing to tackle endemic insecurity in Nigeria and introduce economic reforms.

A man throws stones near burning objects during clashes between security forces and supporters of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko in Dakar, Senegal - Monday, May 29, 2023

Clashes broke out in the Senegalese capital the same day between the police and supporters of Ousmane Sonko. Later that week, the opposition leader was sentenced to two years in prison.

Models walk the catwalk in the creations of Moroccan designer Fadila El Gadi in Rabat, Morocco - Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Rabat African Capital of Culture fashion show ends on Tuesday with these creations by Moroccan Fadila El Gadi.

Children run on a beach as a boat sails off Mayotte, near Kani Keli - Saturday May 27, 2023

And the sun sets on Saturday on the island of Mayotte, in the French Indian Ocean, which has begun an operation to deport migrants, many of whom come from neighboring Comoros.

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