A selection of photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere this week.
Research suggests many Africans are willing to give up their freedom if it means they get more security.
Eliud Kipchoge is the only person to come close to breaking the two-hour marathon. He tells BBC Sport that it's all in the power of the mind.
Mo Farah's coach says the four-time Olympic champion was involved in an altercation at Haile Gebrselassie's hotel but was the victim of an attack.
Thousands have gathered in Khartoum despite resignations from Sudan's ruling military council.
Babalwa says being intersex gives her special powers, like not getting her period.
An intense tropical cyclone system is expected to bring hurricane-strength winds and heavy rain.
Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is dropped from German club Schalke's first-team squad for a second time this season, until further notice.
Malawi mums and their newborns on their first day of life.
Cyclone Kenneth brings a large storm surge and torrential rainfall for Mozambique
Morocco return to the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after a successful appeal over the eligibility of DR Congo defender Arsene Zola.
Initial testing of the vaccine, developed over 30 years, has shown a prevention rate of nearly 40%.
Two defrocked Coptic Christian monks carried out the murder in an Egyptian monastery in 2018.
It is seen as a small victory for the protest movement who want a new civilian government.
Forests in tropical regions are disappearing at the rate of 30 football fields a minute, say researchers.