Africa week in pictures: June 4-10, 2021 World News Iyass Iyass June 11, 2021 A selection of the best photos of the week from across the continent: During a power cut in South Africa on Wednesday, Cecilia Nkosi speaks with her great-grandson Smangaliso at her home in Soweto. An Egyptian Christian child is seen during a ritual reflecting the Holy Family’s ‘flight to Egypt’ at the Monastery of the Virgin Mary in Jabal al-Tair, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Minya Governorate, Egypt on June 8, 2021. Supporters of Mali’s M5 protest movement that helped overthrow President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta exactly one year ago have once again taken to the streets to mark this milestone. Choguel Maïga, who heads the M5, has since been appointed prime minister by the ruling military junta ahead of the elections promised next year. Maize farmers Catherine and Desderioa Mubaiwa are tending to their harvest in Zimbabwe on Tuesday, where this year’s bumper crop saw the government halt all imports. Also on Tuesday, in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, a marching band takes a rest before a grand ceremony marking the country’s first sale of a telecommunications license to a private mobile service provider. Likewise, the UN chief warned that the war-torn northern Tigray region was “on the brink of famine”. A sculpture stands on stage during a rehearsal of the Miroir d’Iyagbon … The Nigerian production explores how “colonial exploitation” means that “most of Africa’s sculptural heritage” was “bought, found or stolen for display” in Europe, and imagines reversing this process to restore the “ritual” power of the artefacts. A man walks through the Circa Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa on Thursday. Also in Johannesburg a day earlier, the so-called “knits” are participating in a project to knit thousands of blankets for those in need during the winter months. In Egypt on Monday, this woman is making a basket from recycled plastic waste collected in the Nile. Meanwhile, off the coast of Tunisia on Friday, an environmental activist is lowering artificial reefs into the sea to improve marine ecosystems. The Canaan Riverside Green Peace group in Kenya is also doing its part, hauling debris from the Nairobi River on Saturday. After the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, residents of the foothills and surrounding areas had no choice but to flee with all their belongings. The passengers of this bus on Tuesday return home to Goma. And on Sunday in Liberia, a man relaxes in front of a store in the Gobachop Market in the capital Monrovia. All photos are subject to copyright.