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Africa in pictures: 24-30 June

Moroccan music fan smiles

A Moroccan girl is entranced by the music of Franco-Algerian singer Rachid Taha during his performance at the Essaouira world music festival over the weekend in Morocco.

A nurse measures a Kenyan child

On Monday a Kenyan child is measured at a clinic in Kibera, the biggest and poorest slum in Africa - just outside the heart of the capital, Nairobi...

... the next day another Kibera resident prepare bags of charcoal to sell.

Ghanaian football fan

The rest of Africa was holding its breath on Tuesday as Ghana faced Brazil in Germany. This football fan hold his hands in prayer before the game...

Ghanaian football fan in Accra with "Brazil Go Home" painted on his back

... But despite the prayers, the Ghanaian team did not send the Brazilians home, losing 3-0 to the reigning champions.

Sudanese protesters hold up a banner in Arabic reading, "America stop", during a rally against UN plans to deploy peacekeepers to Darfur

Earlier in the week, Sudanese students protested in Khartoum against the proposal that the United Nations take over the African Union's peace mission in Darfur...

Workers put up posters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi

... the issue is up for discussion at the AU summit this weekend in The Gambia, where these workers erect a larger poster of Libya's leader ahead of the gathering.

Joyous supporter of interim Congolese President Joseph Kabila

A Joseph Kabila supporter dances in the Democratic Republic of Congo where official campaigning kicked off on Friday. For more on Africa's week listen to Weekend Network Africa.




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