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Africa in pictures: 24-30 March

Children in a tree at a refugee camp in eastern Chad

Children climb a tree in a refugee camp in eastern Chad on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of visiting United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes.

Two Somali girls displaced by fighting in Mogadishu

On Sunday, families take advantage of a break in fighting to flee the Somali capital to Alamada, 20km south-west of Mogadishu, where these two displaced girls are pictured.

Members of Sudan Liberation Movement in Khartoum

On the same day, members of the only Darfuri rebel group to have signed the peace deal look on as their leader threatened to resume fighting after a shootout with police in Omdurman.

a supporter of  Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba welcomes him to Abidjan airport where arrived to show off his African Footballer of the Year trophy

On Monday, a supporter of Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba welcomes him home at Abidjan airport with the message: "A true leader is a cut above the rest".

Bulgarian football fans with banners supporting nurses jailed in Libya

On Wednesday, Bulgarian football fans wave their national flag with a slogan: "You are not alone", in support of the five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya.

Ghanaian fans at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne

Ghanaians wave their national flag on Thursday as they cheer during a breaststroke heat at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia...

Sierra Leonean swimmer Gibrilla Bamba at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne

... Two days earlier, Sierra Leone's Gibrilla Bamba continues swimming in the men's 50m breaststroke heat despite his goggles falling off.

A Ugandan soldier stands by a river

A Ugandan soldier stands on the banks of the Semuliki River in the west of the country on Wednesday after a battle with the Congolese Allied Democratic Force rebels.

Gift Tandare's family at his memorial service in Zimbabwe

The widow of Gift Tandare, who died during clashes between police and the opposition in Zimbabwe, is consoled at a memorial service held for her husband in Harare on Tuesday.

Mauritanians read newspaper headlines after the presidential run-off

Mauritanians read headlines on Monday a day after Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi won presidential polls. For more on Africa's week tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.


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