Africa's week in pictures: 1-7 December 2023

A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.source

In pictures: Germany's Scholz lights first candle as Hanukkah celebrated around the world

The Festival of Lights is marked around the world amid a difficult time for Jewish communitiessource

‘Choiceless elections’: Zimbabweans cry foul before bizarre by-elections

Harare, Zimbabwe – When Obert Manduna was elected member of parliament for Nketa constituency in Zimbabwe’s second biggest city of Bulawayo in August, the former humanitarian worker was elated. “It…

Putin to stand for fifth term as Russian president

The 71 year old says he will take part in March elections, a move which could see him in power until 2030.source

Bribie Island: Australian man dies after being buried in sand

Josh Taylor, 23, suffered severe injuries after he fell into a hole on Queensland’s Bribie Island.source

Blinky, the Kenyan bandleader whose crew shaped ‘cool’ Nairobi music scene

Nairobi, Kenya  – In April 2022, Kenyan alternative music collective Just A Band released a comeback single after a six-year hiatus and 12 years after it first shot into national…

Gaza: Video appears to show Palestinian men stripped and detained by IDF

Video circulating on social media shows dozens of Palestinian men stripped to their underwear kneeling on the ground and being guarded by Israeli soldiers. The images are thought to have…

Playing with friends, shot dead by Israel: A Jenin boy’s final moments

Jenin, occupied West Bank — Suleiman Abu al-Waf will never forget the “thumping sound” that forever changed his life. The 47-year-old, a general physician in the Jenin Directorate of Health,…

Israel police stop settlers march in Jerusalem after ‘racist chants’

The march had initially been approved despite concerns over potential violence during the war on Gaza. Jerusalem — About 200 Israeli settlers gathered in the centre of West Jerusalem on…

Women’s football set to enter lucrative ‘NewCo’ era but pitfalls remain

The Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship’s decision to break free from the English Football Association and run independently from the next season will give the women’s game a newfound…