On Tuesday a man soaps himself down after a day's work on a rubbish dump in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos.
On Friday a Sudanese refugee, who fled Darfur to live in a camp in neighbouring Chad, holds up a picture he has drawn showing his experiences of the conflict.
On the same day, Sudanese teachers in Darfur conduct classes in the open air in Abu Shouk refugee camp near the town of Al-Fashir.
A man attempts to take a picture of the pop star Madonna as she leaves a centre for street children in Malawi on Wednesday.
The next day, Kenyan athlete Paul Tergat poses by Tower Bridge in London ahead of this weekend's London marathon.
On Monday, a child passes a French peacekeeping vehicle in Ivory Coast on the eve of the dismantlement of the buffer zone that has split the country for several years.
Demonstrators in South Africa protest on Friday against their eviction from an industrial site that borders Alexandra township near Johannesburg.
A Nigerian woman carries yams on her head on the eve of presidential elections. For more on the Nigerian polls and Africa's week tune into BBC Weekend Network Africa.