A gunman talks on his mobile phone on Thursday at a food centre in Somalia, where insecurity is hampering aid efforts for those affected by the worst drought in decades.
On the same day, Libyan children play at a public garden in the capital, Tripoli...
... while on Wednesday Libyans travelled 1,300km south of the capital to watch the solar eclipse in the desert.
Several countries in West Africa lay in the path of the total eclipse, including Benin, where this family views the spectacle through special glasses.
On Sunday, a Cameroonian rescue operation commander scans the ocean for bodies from a ship wreck last week in which more than 100 people were feared drowned.
On a visit to South Africa on Friday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas (l) participates in a ceremony to welcome him to Cape Town, where he later addressed parliament.
Men and boys mine for gold on Saturday in a river near Bunia in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where militia have battled for years for control of the region's minerals.
Much of DR Congo lacks infrastructure, in particular paved roads. Here, a boy rests on Wednesday next to his muddy bike after riding nearly 80km (50 miles) along dirt roads.
Ethiopians gather around a damaged minibus which was caught in a bomb blast in the capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday. Police say one person was killed in the explosion.
On Wednesday, a student fills in a form at Bouake University in rebel-controlled northern Ivory Coast. The institution is opening its doors for the first time in more than three years.
Movie star Jackie Chan poses for pictures with Madagascar's rugby team during its visit to Hong Kong. For more on Africa this week tune into BBC Network Weekend Africa.