The week in focus ushered us into a new month accompanied by the May Day celebrations.
On delivering his May Day speech, the South African president was interrupted as striking mineworkers stormed the stage.
In a similar encounter, Ethiopian police used tear gas to disperse young worshippers in Addis Ababa during prayers marking the end of Ramadan.
On 3rd of May, the world marked press freedom day and journalists in Haiti came out to protest the rising killings of journalists in the country.
News reports from the Middle East, The East, The West, Sports and Entertainment and were also captured.
The photo gallery below highlights some of the most compelling images published by AEM reporters this week.
On Sunday May 1, striking mineworkers stormed the stage, forcing South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to abandon his Workers’ Day speech in the northwestern city of Rustenburg.
Nineteen journalists have been murdered in Haiti since 2000, including three this year alone, according to the United Nations Integrated Office, which has also urged local authorities to act since these crimes systematically go unpunished.
The ugly court brawl between Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard has entered its 14th day. Amber has taken the stand yet again, a place where she got emotional and made shocking revelations.
The blue shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored two momentous goals to knock England out of the 1986 World Cup, including the so-called “Hand of God” goal, has sold for a record-breaking sum at auction.
Taliban officials in Afghanistan’s most progressive city have told driving instructors to stop issuing licenses to women, professionals from the sector told journalists.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that forces in the Central African Republic (CAR) , whom witnesses identified as Russian, appear to have summarily executed, tortured, and beaten civilians since 2019.
Following a public outcry after a senior citizen was mistaken for dead by staff at an aged care facility and sent to the morgue, Shanghai authorities have fired at least six people.
The contentious rights to abortion as enshrined by the US federal law in the landmark case of Roe vs Wade on January 22, 1973 is likely to be struck down.
Ethiopian police used tear gas to disperse young worshippers in Addis Ababa during prayers marking the end of Ramadan. The incident occurred outside the international stadium in the city’s heart, where prayers were to be held to commemorate the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Compiled by Ekeomah Atuonwu