The week in focus began on a sad note with the news of the death of Kenya’s only survivor former President Mwai Kibaki who passed on at the age of 90.
However, the end of the week saw the funeral attended by some African presidents including Cyril Ramphosa of South Africa.
Still talking about presidents, Emmanuel Macron won the second term as France President.
Away from leadership to the grassroots, DR Congo began Ebola vaccination after the death of 2 patients.
In Nigeria, an Illegal oil refinery in a village exploded with hundreds killed. In Sudan, the clashes in West Dafur left hundreds dead.
One of the biggest stories captured in the week that trended all over the world was Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter with amid controversies and huge reactions.
We also featured a report of amazing WORKS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN INVENTORS.
News reports from the Caribbean, Sports and Entertainment were also captured.
The photo gallery below highlights some of the most compelling images published by AEM reporters this week.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa and his South Sudan counterpart Salva Kiir led foreign leaders in paying their last respects to the late Kenya’s ex-President Mwai Kibaki at his State funeral in Nairobi on Friday, April 29.
The Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, was awarded the Order of José Marti on Tuesday, April 26 by the Government of Cuba.
At least 200 people were killed in three days of fighting in Sudan’s West Darfur, according to the state governor, who provided the first official toll for the recent clashes
The Democratic Republic of the Congo launched a vaccination campaign on Wednesday, April 27 after two people died of Ebola in the northwestern town of Mbandaka, according to the World Health Organization’s Africa office.
The board of social media giant Twitter has agreed to a $44bn takeover offer from the billionaire Elon Musk. Mr Musk, who made the shock bid less than two weeks ago, noted that Twitter had “tremendous potential” that he would unlock.
On April 24, French President Emmanuel Macron cruised to a second term, beating back a stronger-than-expected challenge from a far-right populist who has attacked the European Union and NATO and expressed support for Russia.
Manchester United have confirmed the appointment of Ajax head coach Erik ten Hag as their new manager from the start of next season. The Dutchman has signed a three-year contract with the option for an additional year.
On April 24, charred bodies were found scattered among burnt palms, cars, and vans following a weekend explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states that killed more than 100 people.
Didier Drogba lost a controversial bid to become president of the Ivory Coast Football Federation when he was eliminated after the first round of voting at the elective congress held on April 23.
People living with albinism in Zambia will get free sunscreens through the Ministry of Health. The Minister of Community Development and Social Services, Doreen Mwamba said her ministry is keen to ensure that those living with albinism are well taken care of.
Despite cleaning operations and road infrastructure repairs in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province following devastating floods two weeks ago, 62 schools remain inaccessible. The province’s Department of Education has stated that it will provide approximately 100 mobile classrooms to the affected schools.
A group of unions that represent factory workers and security guards plan to hold a two-day protest on May 1, Agricultural and Labor Day in Haiti, and May 2, calling for an increase in the minimum wage.
The organizer of the Miss Rwanda beauty pageant has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing contestants, according to authorities. The arrest of Dieudonné Ishimwe, the CEO of Rwanda Inspiration Back Up, the company that organizes the contest, comes just a month after this year’s event.
African musical giant Burna Boy has called out South African comedian Trevor Noah for not offering him a drink back stage at the Daily Show.
Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger has reportedly reached a verbal agreement with Spanish giants Real Madrid over a summer move with a lucrative four-year contract. The flamboyant German center-back, who has grown to become a loved figure at Stamford Bridge, has played a huge part under manager Thomas Tuchel.
The Central African Republic has adopted bitcoin as its official currency alongside the CFA franc. The country has also legalised usage of cryptocurrencies, the presidency announced on Wednesday, April 27.
Despite the many challenges they have faced, African American inventors have made significant contributions to the world for centuries. Inventors of African descent have changed our lives and have been integral to the development of technologies and innovations that have shaped the world around us.
Compiled by Ekeomah Atuonwu