26 October 2012
Last updated at 14:33
On Friday, an Egyptian worker reaps dates from a palm tree in Tripoli, the capital of Libya where people have been marking the first anniversary this week of the death of former leader Col Muammar Gaddafi.
Later in the week on Wednesday, a Libyan preparing to mark the Eid al-Adha holiday buys a ram from a dealer in the city of Benghazi.
A traditional performance showing a lion catching a ram is shown during the final of Senegal’s television sheep contest Khar Bii – the reality show to find the country’s best-looking sheep.
Supporters of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party march through Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, on Friday with a placard of its presidential candidate and his running mate. Elections are due in the West African nation in November.
In Tunisia on Tuesday, anti-government demonstrators raise their hands during a protest in the capital, Tunis, as the country marks the anniversary of the first elections since President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted in a popular uprising.
As African and other world leaders sought to come up with a plan to wrest control of northern Mali from Islamist militants, Malian refugees in the Mentao camp, 185km (about 115 miles) north of Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, are pictured on Sunday during a visit by humanitarian aid groups.
A protester in Zanzibar is detained on Friday amidst clashes sparked by the disappearance of Muslim cleric Sheik Farid Hadi, who campaigns for the Tanzanian island's autonomy. The cleric reappeared just before midnight on Friday – saying he had been kidnapped by police and interrogated for four days. The police deny the allegations.
On Thursday, a male model in the Nigerian city of Lagos takes to the catwalk during a show during Lagos Fashion and Design Week.
Dancers from six African countries perform Rage, a show mixing hip-hop, krump - a form of street dance – along with traditional moves at the French Institute in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, on Friday.
Children who have fled their homes because of the recent uprising in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo play a card game in a camp for displaced people in rebel territory on Wednesday.
The day before, rebel recruits salute during military training in Rumangabo military camp. The M23 rebels mutinied from the army in April and have recently renamed themselves the Congolese Revolutionary Army.
On Saturday, a Kenyan scout band plays during celebrations at a stadium in the capital, Nairobi, to mark Mashujaa Day or Hero’s Day – to commemorate those who took part in the country’s liberation struggle against colonial rule.
A Ugandan soldier in the African Union force in Somalia cleans his weapon on Friday before joining a convoy as the AU mission continues it advance along the road leading from the capital, Mogadishu, towards the city of Baidoa.
On the same day, Mogadishu residents swim at Lido beach surrounded by buildings scarred by Somalia’s two-decade civil war. The AU and Somali government army drove Islamist militants from the capital more than a year ago.