A young Zimbabwean girl is lifted aloft to hear veteran President Robert Mugabe address a rally on Wednesday as he campaigns for another term in office.
On Thursday, a group of Sudanese refugees living in a camp in Uganda wait inside a bus to be repatriated to southern Sudan following the end of the war three years ago.
On the same day in a camp for displaced Ugandans, a girl is given a bath. Thousands will return home if a deal between the government and rebels is signed later this month.
On Sunday, residents of Anaroro paddle through the streets of their village - heavily flooded after Madagascar was hit by cyclone Ivan last month.
On the same day, former UN chief Kofi Annan takes a snap before leaving Kenya's capital, Nairobi, where he helped negotiate a deal to end the country's post-poll crisis.
On Wednesday, men pray at a mosque in Moroni, the capital of the Comoros islands where diplomats say residents from Anjouan island are fleeing because of political tension there.
At a market in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan on Tuesday, a woman collects plastic bottles to be sold for recycling....
... Two days later, spectators in Abidjan watch cyclists taking part in the first ever Tour de la Paix race in Ivory Coast - 90 cyclists will cover a course of more than 900km.
Algerian policewomen parade during a graduation ceremony on Thursday. For more on Africa's week and International Women's Day tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.