Africa’s 2016 in pictures

A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.

Preserving rural Mali

Photographer Boukary Konate is documenting scenes from rural life in his native Mali for the "internet generation", and before this way of life disappears entirely.

Ebrima Sillah: Home sweet home

After 12 years, Ebrima Sillah, who was forced to flee The Gambia for being too critical of Yahya Jammeh, hopes to return home.

Mannir Dan Ali: ‘Limping giant’

In our series of letters from African journalists, Mannir Dan Ali considers why the Nigerian president is finding it hard to please anyone.