1 of 8 Cartoons have long been an outlet for African newspapers to satirise governments. Award-winning cartoonist Tayo Fatunla gives the BBC his instant take on current news from the continent. Music is always a safe subject.
2 of 8 The opposition allege massive fraud as Cameroon's long serving president, Paul Biya, appears to be heading for a landslide election win.
3 of 8 A four-day general strike has taken hold in Africa's biggest oil producer against steep fuel price rises.
4 of 8 A Ghanaian boy wearing an opposition T-shirt was shot dead in Tamale in northern Ghana, causing the suspension of election campaigning.
5 of 8 Violence at a World Cup match in Liberia led to the referee having to leave the stadium under the protection of United Nations' peacekeepers.
6 of 8 The Nigerian trade unions are accused by the government of having only one tactic in disputes.
7 of 8 Somali peace activists have been celebrating the election of a new president, including one man who has been "drumming for peace" for the past decade.
8 of 8 As well as Liberia, there were violent scenes at other World Cup matches at the weekend in West Africa.