Children climb a tree in a refugee camp in eastern Chad on Wednesday to catch a glimpse of visiting United Nations humanitarian chief John Holmes.
On Sunday, families take advantage of a break in fighting to flee the Somali capital to Alamada, 20km south-west of Mogadishu, where these two displaced girls are pictured.
On the same day, members of the only Darfuri rebel group to have signed the peace deal look on as their leader threatened to resume fighting after a shootout with police in Omdurman.
On Monday, a supporter of Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba welcomes him home at Abidjan airport with the message: "A true leader is a cut above the rest".
On Wednesday, Bulgarian football fans wave their national flag with a slogan: "You are not alone", in support of the five Bulgarian nurses sentenced to death in Libya.
Ghanaians wave their national flag on Thursday as they cheer during a breaststroke heat at the World Swimming Championships in Melbourne, Australia...
... Two days earlier, Sierra Leone's Gibrilla Bamba continues swimming in the men's 50m breaststroke heat despite his goggles falling off.
A Ugandan soldier stands on the banks of the Semuliki River in the west of the country on Wednesday after a battle with the Congolese Allied Democratic Force rebels.
The widow of Gift Tandare, who died during clashes between police and the opposition in Zimbabwe, is consoled at a memorial service held for her husband in Harare on Tuesday.
Mauritanians read headlines on Monday a day after Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi won presidential polls. For more on Africa's week tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.