Page last updated at 16:32 GMT, Friday, 6 June 2008 17:32 UK

Africa in pictures: 31 May-6 June

Women horse riders fire in the sky using old gunpowder guns during a traditional fantasia parade as part of the 1200th anniversary of the creation of the city of Fez on May 31

Women horse riders fire in the sky using old gunpowder rifles on Saturday, during a traditional parade as part of the 1,200th anniversary of the creation of the Moroccan city of Fez.

South African Tsepo Masilea (R) collects the ball after hitting the face of Nigerian attacker John Utaka during FIFA 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Abuja on Sunday

South African Tsepo Masilea collects the ball after hitting the face of Nigerian attacker John Utaka during the Fifa 2010 World Cup and Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in Abuja on Sunday.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attends the June Food Summit at the FAO headquarter, on June 3, 2008, in Rome, Italy.

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe attends the UN food summit in Rome on Tuesday. His critics said his presence was obscene, while he blamed Zimbabwe's food shortages on the West.

Abobo market in Abidjan

A woman sells fish on Wednesday at the Abobo market in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged nations to increase food output by 50% by 2030 to keep up with demand.

Tanzanian troops provide security at the AU Summit on the outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania, Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tanzanian troops provide security at the African Union Summit on the outskirts of Arusha, Tanzania on Thursday.

Displaced people pass by a government soldier on June 5, 2008 in Kinyandonyi, 85km north of the provincial capital Goma. Nine people have reportedly been killed when FDLR (Democratic Force for the Lib

Displaced people pass by a government soldier in Kinyandonyi, 85km north of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday. Nine people were reportedly killed when rebels attacked a refugee camp.

A Kenyan man read a newspaper about U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, Thursday, June 5, 2008 in Nairobi, Kenya. The newspaper headline reads Yes Obama.

On Thursday, a Kenyan man reads a newspaper about US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, in Nairobi. The newspaper headline reads "Yes Obama."

A lion cub in Braila, Romania Wednesday June 4, 2008 belonging to animal rights foundation Vier Pfoten (Four Paws) transferred nine lion cubs.

On Wednesday a lion cub looks out of a transport box in Braila, Romania, on its journey to a reserve in South Africa. For more African news, tune in to Weekend Network Africa.



AFRICA IN PICTURES

Girl hanging out cloth to dry in Mali, West Africa [Photo: Barry Perks] Your take
Send us your photographs from across the continent
 
PHOTO JOURNALS

 

YOUR STORIES

 
VIEW OF THE WEEK

 

RELATED BBC LINKS


FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2018 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific