14 December 2012
Last updated at 12:20
A women performs in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Sunday during the closing ceremony of the National Sports Festival, a two-week event in which all Nigeria’s states compete.
A special tribute was paid to Indian film industry as it celebrates its centenary during the film festival in Marrakech, where Bollywood films are very popular. Here the Bollywood actresses starring in Barfi!, and the film’s director pose for photographers ahead of its screening on Friday in the Moroccan city.
Four days later, a tram from Casablanca’s new line departs from the United Nations station ahead of its inauguration on Wednesday. It is intended to carry 250,000 passengers a day in the Moroccan coastal city.
On the same day in Karma, Tunisia, the mother of a policeman cries during his funeral. Reuters news agency quotes sources saying he was killed during clashes with suspected Islamist fighters near the border with Algeria on Monday.
An artist in Libya’s capital, Tripoli, covers the wall of the compound of the late Muammar Gaddafi with a large mural on Sunday.
At a demonstration in Mali’s capital, Bamako, on Saturday, a man holds a banner that reads "No negotiation with rebels", referring to the Islamist militants who have taken control of the north of the country. Three days later the prime minister of an interim government was forced to resign by the military. His replacement said defeating the rebellion would be his priority, the AFP news agency reports.
On Wednesday, Malian swimmer Amara Mamadou Soumare competes in the men’s 200m freestyle qualification session on the first day of the Fina Short Course World Swimming Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.
On the same day, a Kenyan military helicopter flies overhead at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi during celebrations to mark Jamhuri Day, the day the East African nation gained independence in 1963.
On Monday, field commanders from the African Union force in Somalia study a map of Jowhar, 90km (55 miles) north of the capital Mogadishu, after AU and Somali government troops captured the town from al-Shabab militants.
A government minister wearing a shirt imprinted with the face of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe addresses Zanu-PF supporters during the closing day of the party’s conference in Gweru, a town about 250km south-west of the capital, Harare, on Saturday.
A man pulls a trolley of recyclable materials up a hill in Soweto and past a mural of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela, who is being treated for a lung infection in the capital, Pretoria.
Mr Mandela was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. The previous day a vendor selling Christmas decorations waits for customers by a roadside in Johannesburg.