5 October 2012
Last updated at 13:20
Crowds greet Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir outside Khartoum airport on Friday on his return to the capital after signing deals with South Sudan on trade, oil and security - easing tensions between the neighbours which nearly brought them to the brink of war earlier in the year.
On the same day in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, tensions are high during the funerals of two opposition supporters killed in recent clashes involving police.
People in the Libyan city of Benghazi make a human chain in the shape of a pink ribbon, the symbol of the battle against breast cancer, and light a central firework during a rally to mark the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month on Monday.
Models in bikinis parade up the catwalk in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Saturday – the winner of the beauty pageant is to take part in the Elite Model Finale later this month in China, AP news agency reports.
In Lagos four days later, an electricity worker wearing a safety harness climbs a ladder to fix a power cable. Residents of sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city often complain about Nigeria’s erratic power supply.
People affected by the continuing floods in Nigeria’s central state of Kogi travel on a boat on Friday to seek refuge in Idah, a town on bank of the Niger River.
On Wednesday, a teacher in Idah conducts a lesson in a makeshift classroom at a relief centre for flood victims at St Boniface primary school. Correspondents say some 10,000 people have been displaced in the last week in the worst flooding in Nigeria in decades.
On Tuesday, fighters of the Ras Kamboni militia, which is aligned to the Somali government, walk with African Union troops on a road leading to the strategic port of Kismayo, which al-Shabab has abandoned.
The next day, alleged al-Shabab members captured in Kismayo are blindfolded and guarded by Somali government soldiers near a former police station in the city.
A policeman is pictured on Wednesday in front of a truck set alight by striking truck drivers near the main motorway into the South African city of Cape Town. Some 20,000 truck drivers are demanding a pay rise – and correspondents say the strike, which has entered its second week, is affecting fuel supplies in the country.
The next day, workers clean the fountain at the Nizamiye Complex and Turkish Mosque in Johannesburg after its inauguration by South African President Jacob Zuma. It is the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere, AFP news agency reports.
Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete travels by carriage with a Royal Canadian Mounted Police escort in Canada’s capital, Ottawa, during a state visit on Wednesday.
On another international visit, Gabon’s leader Ali Ben Bongo walks alongside his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro at the Revolution Palace in Havana on Friday during a welcome ceremony to the Caribbean island.
On Thursday, children release pigeons in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, to mark 20 years since the peace deal ending a brutal 16-year civil war. The country now has one of the world's fastest growing economies.