Canada has sent armoured personnel carriers to help African Union peacekeepers enforce a fragile ceasefire in Sudan's Darfur region.
Africa's longest-serving president, Gabon's Omar Bongo Ondimba (second right) is being helped by his wife Edith-Lucie (right) to seek re-election in Sunday's poll.
Residents of eastern DR Congo hope the recent wave of raids against militias will bring peace ahead of next year's elections.
On Tuesday, thousands of Kenyans celebrated after a draft constitution was defeated in a referendum in a blow to President Mwai Kibaki...
... Maybe Mr Kibaki took solace from Kenya's double victory in both the men's and women's marathon relay in Japan.
Nigeria has been holding its first ever carnival in Abuja. For more Africa's week tune into the weekend Network Africa.