Africa’s week in pictures: 12-18 June 2020 Post author:africamustchange Post published:19th June 2020 Post category:Africa Confidential Post comments:0 Comments A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Monday in Senegal’s capital city, Dakar, artists from the Radikal Bomb Shot collective paint a mural in tribute to African and African-American activists… Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Part of their mural quotes Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop, saying: “The negation of black Africans’ history and intellectual achievements was the cultural, mental murder which proceeded and paved the way for genocide in the world.” Image copyright EPA Image caption In Italy there are calls to remove a statue of Indro Montanelli, pictured on Sunday having been daubed in red paint and tagged with the words “racist, rapist”. The journalist admitted buying and marrying a 12-year-old Eritrean girl in the 1930s during army service under Fascist leader Benito Mussolini. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In Paris on Saturday, protesters demand justice for Adama Traoré, a 24-year-old man who died in police custody four years ago in circumstances likened to George Floyd’s death in the US. An autopsy requested by Traoré’s family showed that he died of asphyxiation. Image copyright AFP Image caption Following campaigns and protests the Belgian city of Ghent is to remove this statue of King Leopold II, under whose reign as many as 10 million people were murdered in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. Image copyright AFP Image caption On Tuesday in Cape Town activists call for the removal of this colonial-era statue of Louis Botha, the first prime minister of South Africa. Image copyright AFP Image caption This plinth in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, stands bare after its statue of British colonial monarch Queen Victoria was toppled and beheaded in 2015. Image copyright EPA Image caption Also in Kenya, Pauline Mutwa and Beatrice Chepkoech seen on Tuesday are among some 200 athletes now training in a tea-producing area of Narok County because of the coronavirus restrictions. Image copyright Reuters Image caption The next day, a trader back in Nairobi keeps the fruit looking fresh by sprinkling her produce with water. Image copyright EPA Image caption Liberian artist Kreevious Bachue works in his studio in the capital, Monrovia, on Wednesday. Image copyright Reuters Image caption And on Friday in Egypt, a remote-controlled robot built to test people for coronavirus is seen next to its creator Mahmoud El Komy. Pictures from AFP, EPA, Reuters and Getty Images. Source link Tags: 1218, 2020, Africas, June, pictures, Week Read more articles Previous PostHonoring our 2020 Volunteer Award Winners – The Advocates PostNext PostSouth Africa’s battle to protect women against violence You Might Also Like Ivory Coast President Ouattara Nominated For Third Term 31st July 2020 Falana Tells President Buhari To Approve Names Of Court Of Appeal Justices Recommended By National Judicial Council 10th June 2020 The Song of the Samburu 9th April 2020 Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.