16 November 2012
Last updated at 12:02
African migrants are pictured on Tuesday floating on a rubber dingy as they try to reach Spain from Morocco. They were later picked up by a Spanish coastguard vessel.
Earlier in the week on Saturday, nomads prepare tea in the desert during the Taragalte Festival near the town of Zagora in the south of Morocco.
Women’s groups from Morocco, Mauritania and Mali topped the bill at the music festival this year. Here Moroccan singer Oum (left) performs on Saturday with Mali’s Fadimata Walett Oumar.
On Wednesday, a man sits at a table playing with various gadgets in the South African city of Johannesburg. Africa’s largest information and communication technology conference and exhibition - AfricaCom – is taking place in Cape Town this week.
On the same day in Wolseley outside Cape Town, South African farmers look on as around 18,000 empty fruit containers burn after being set alight by striking agricultural employees who are demanding more pay.
On Tuesday, Kenya police at a mortuary in the capital, Nairobi, wait to offload the bodies of their colleagues, 42 of whom were killed over the weekend by cattle rustlers in the remote north-western Samburu district.
Newly graduated policemen in Algeria display their skills during their graduation ceremony at the police academy in Ain Benian on Monday.
In neighbouring Tunisia on Tuesday, a man sorts olives during the harvest in Sidi Tabet, near the capital, Tunis.
A model on the catwalk in the Nigerian city of Lagos displays some face jewellery at the Nigeria Fashion Week on Friday.
Popular Portuguese football defender Pepe, whose full name is Kepler Laveran Lima Ferreira, greets pupils at a school for deaf children and those who are unable to speak in Gabon’s capital, Libreville on Tuesday - ahead of a friendly match between Portugal and Gabon.
South African Olympian and paralympian Oscar Pistorius poses for photographers after receiving an honorary doctorate at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland on Monday.
A dance group from Gujarat in India performs during festivities for the Diwali festival in the South African city of Durban on Saturday. The members of Sidi Goma Dhamal Dance Group are of East African origin – from a Sufi community which went to India eight centuries ago, AFP news agency reports.