Africa’s week in pictures: 15 – 21 January 2021

A selection of the week’s best photos from across the continent and beyond:

On Monday Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring the opening goal against Newcastle United.

On Tuesday Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshippers in Gondar swim during the celebration of Timkat, the Ethiopian Epiphany…

… Ethiopian high priests line up in the capital Addis Ababa at the festival…

… which celebrates the baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan…

… Female members of the Ethiopian Orthodox church wear white during the celebration.

In Egypt’s capital Cairo on Sunday an ancient Egyptian coffin is displayed as an announcement is made about the discovery of a huge trove of archaeological treasures.

On Friday Sudanese Sufi Muslims gather outside the Hamad al-Nile shrine in Omdurman.

On Monday schools reopen in Ghana after a 10-month closure to help reduce the spread of coronavirus.

On the same day health workers prepare for their shift at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Paramedics load a man showing symptoms of Covid-19 into an isolation chamber near Pretoria in South Africa on Friday,

On Monday the president of Central African Republic’s Constitutional Court, Daniele Darlan, validates the result of December’s presidential election, which saw Faustin-Archange Touadéra re-elected as president….

… in response, his supporters head to the headquarters of his party, the Movement of United Hearts.

On Saturday supporters of Yoweri Museveni celebrate after he is re-elected as Uganda’s president…

… his main opponent, Bobi Wine, pictured here on Friday, says the election was fraudulent.

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