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Africa in pictures: 26 Aug-1 Sept

Sudanese protesting against the deployment of UN peacekeepers

On Wednesday, woman in Sudan's capital, Khartoum, demonstrate against the United Nations Security Council resolution to send UN peacekeepers to war-ravaged Darfur.

South Africa's national women's rugby team

The day before, South Africa's women's rugby team, the Springboks, perform a traditional dance in Canada at the Women's Rugby World Cup.

Displaced Ugandans cheering

People at a camp for displaced people in northern Uganda celebrate the start of a truce on Tuesday between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and the army.

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (l) and Botswana's leader Festus Mogae

On Monday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (l) and his counterpart from Botswana, Festus Mogae, attend the opening of Harare's agricultural show.

South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki (l) talks to Miss South Africa

On the same day, South Africa's leader Thabo Mbeki meets Miss South Africa, Thuli Sithole, at the presidential residence in Cape Town.

A Nigerian woman at the Notting Hill Festival in London, UK

Over the weekend a Nigerian woman at London's Notting Hill carnival cooks up "puff puffs", a deep fried dough ball, for the revellers at the parade.

US Senator Barack Obama standing next to a camel

In Kenya on Sunday, US Senator Barack Obama on a visit to his late father's homeland, is pictured with a camel at an animal market in Wajir, an area hit by a severe drought.

Ghanaian peacekeepers putting out a fire in Lebanon

The next day, UN peacekeepers from Ghana extinguish a fire after they detonate a bomb in southern Lebanon. To hear more about Africa's week tune into Weekend Network Africa.




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