14 September 2012
Last updated at 17:17
Over the weekend, qualifying matches were held for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations to be played in South Africa. In Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, on Saturday the game between Tunisia and the home team ends 2-2.
On the same day in Omdurman in Sudan, Ethiopians cheer during a dramatic game in which their team eventually lost to the Desert Hawks 5-3.
On Monday, people living in makeshift shelters in a southern district of Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, listen to the radio as members of parliament choose a new president – the first time such a vote has taken place on Somali soil in decades.
Two days after Hassan Sheikh Mohamud - an academic and peace activist - was elected president, the hotel where he was staying in the Somali capital was targeted by suicide bombers. This soldier patrols outside the building where at least seven people, including the two attackers, died in the blast and subsequent shoot-out.
Also on Wednesday, an Orma man in Kenya is pictured at a Red Cross camp in the Tana River Delta following clashes between the Orma and Pokomo communities, who have a history of rivalry over access to water and land, have been engaged in tit-for-tat raids.
A bicycle is seen inside the remains of a burnt village in the Tana River area following an attack on Tuesday despite a dusk-to-dawn curfew imposed by Kenya’s President Mwai Kibaki.
Miners walk to South Africa’s Lonmin platinum mine on Monday to stop workers from returning to work as their strike over pay continued. Other South African mines have also been hit by protests leading Anglo American to suspend operations at its platinum mines to "protect the safety of its employees".
On Saturday, mourners attend the funeral of Mgcineni Mambush Noki, one of 34 striking platinum mine workers shot dead in Marikana last month, in his hometown of Mqanduli in South Africa's Eastern Cape province.
On Wednesday, mourners in Mauritania surround ambulances carrying the coffins of nine Muslim preachers killed in neighbouring Mali as they arrive at a mosque ahead of the burials. The clerics were part of a group of 16 travelling by road over the weekend to a religious conference when they were gunned down by Malian soldiers at a checkpoint in Diabaly.
Senegalese singer Youssou Ndour, who became Senegal’s culture minister earlier this year, performs on Saturday at a relief concert for flood victims, thousands of whom have lost their homes.
The next day, a groom in Zimbabwe prepares a horse before the polo match between England and Zimbabwe outside the capital, Harare. It was the first time an England polo team had visited the country for 50 years, AP news agency reports.