9 November 2012
Last updated at 10:19
Fans cheer during a concert featuring Alpha Blondy and Tiken Jah Fakoly in Ivory Coast’s main city of Abidjan on Saturday. The Ivorian authorities are arranging for the reggae stars, who are bitter rivals, to travel around the country in an attempt to promote reconciliation after a decade of divisive politics and conflict.
Women robed in dresses of Cameroon's ruling party gesture during celebrations in the capital, Yaounde, to mark President Paul Biya's 30 years in power on Tuesday.
In Rutshuru, a town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo under the control of the Congolese Revolutionary Army rebels who mutinied from the army earlier this year, a woman buys fish in a market on Saturday.
On the same day, a Congolese man sells bottles filled with petrol by the roadside in Rutshuru.
On Monday, Kenyan witchdoctor John Dimo, a former army officer who is said to be more than 100 years old, throws shells and bones to predict that Barack Obama will be re-elected in the next day's US presidential elections. Mr Dimo, who was of course correct, lives in Kogelo village, the ancestral home of Mr Obama’s father.
Two days after the election on Thursday, the owner of a newsstand on the Avenue Hassan II in the Moroccan city of Casablanca arranges his newspapers with news of Mr Obama’s victory.
Gabonese footballer Pierre-Eme Aubameyang celebrates after scoring a goal for his French team Saint-Etienne on Saturday in a match against Paris Saint-Germain.
A man films Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf delivering an acceptance speech next to her French counterpart Francois Hollande after she was awarded the Grand Cross of Legion of Honour, France’s highest decoration, during a ceremony at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday.
On Friday, a Nigerian tennis fan holds a banner to Serena Williams in the city of Lagos. The US tennis star and her sister Venus are on a two-nation tour of Africa.
South African soldiers march on Tuesday in Cape Town, the seat of the country’s parliament, during a ceremony to welcome the head of state from neighbouring Namibia, Hifikepunye Pohamba.
On the same day, Tunisian Muslim Salafists demonstrate outside a court in the capital, Tunis, to demand the release of people arrested in connection with an investigation into an attack on the US embassy in the city in September, AFP news agency reports.