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A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.

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The fire is thought to have been caused by a short circuit at the hospital in Tivaouane, officials say.

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More than 10 newborn babies have died in a hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal.

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Tunisia's 2021 Basketball Africa League runners-up knock out champions Zamalek to meet Petro Atletico in the final.

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The fire is thought to have been caused by a short circuit at the hospital in Tivaouane, officials say.

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Businessman Lawal Ado has paid ransoms three times and says there is no other option.

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Nigerians turn out in style for a star-studded concert to celebrate the continent's special day.

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Another four miners remain missing more than a month after a Burkina Faso zinc mine was flooded.

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Caterer Mark shows us how his shopping habits have changed as food prices in Ghana almost double.

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Philadelphia 76ers centre Joel Embiid could turn his back on Cameroon, the land of his birth, to play internationally for France.

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Two thirds of women of colour in UK workplaces say they change themselves to fit in, a report says.

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Glencore's UK subsidiary pleads guilty to bribery in London, while the firm resolves similar US claims for $1bn.

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Basketball's world governing body Fiba warns Nigeria the impact of the government's withdrawal from the sport will last longer than the proposed two years.

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One of Africa's largest modern art event returns to Senegal after a four-year hiatus.

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Queen Angelique-Monet, a trained ventriloquist, is married to the king of Eti-Oni a region of Nigeria.

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Queen Angelique-Monet, a trained ventriloquist, is married to the king of Eti-Oni a region of Nigeria.

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Zimbabwe and Kenya will not take part in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations after failing to overturn global football fans.

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Africa has been hit by 14 extreme droughts in the past two years alone - more than any other continent.

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Mozambique is at the heart of a global battle for influence, even though its conflict has local roots.

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Sixth seed Ons Jabeur suffers a surprise first-round defeat by Magda Linette on the opening day of the French Open.

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Four people die after a three-storey building collapsed in an upmarket area of Lagos.

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Somali women are usually expected to cover up and keep quiet - beauty parlours are a welcome relief.

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Moroccans RS Berkane win their second Confederation Cup final in two years after beating Orlando Pirates on penalties.

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The marks were a way of identifying the lineage of people, but the practice has been outlawed.

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