30 November 2012
Last updated at 12:37
A Maasai man in Kenya rides a motorbike through the bush on Friday near Eremit, about 80km (50 miles) south-west of the capital Nairobi, where people were gathering for celebrations to mark the circumcision of three teenage boys from the village.
On Monday, supporters of the All People’s Congress party listen in Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, to the live announcement of parliamentary elections. The APC kept its majority and party leader President Ernest Bai Koroma also won a second and final term in office. The opposition SLPP, which got 40% of parliamentary seats, alleges fraud in the polls that were praised as peaceful by international observers.
On the same day, a nun takes a photo with her tablet computer of Nigerian prelate John Onaiyekan, a newly appointed Catholic cardinal, at the Vatican.
A waiter in the Moroccan city of Casablanca on Saturday looks at a poster announcing the 70th anniversary tribute to the Hollywood film Casablanca in Rick’s Cafe – which opened several years ago named after the celluloid nightclub where actor Humphrey Bogart pined for starlet Ingrid Bergman.
The next day, a Palestinian flag is displayed on the streets of Casablanca during demonstrations across Morocco against the recent Israeli offensive on Gaza. At least 158 Palestinians and six Israelis were killed during the eight-day operation, which Israel said it launched to stop rocket-fire from the territory.
On Tuesday, Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe - on a four-day visit to Israel - gazes up at photos in the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem, the world centre for documentation, research, education and commemoration of the Holocaust.
On the same day, a boy carries a goat along a road near the town of Sake, some 27km (17 miles) west of the city of Goma, which was captured by rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week.
On Thursday, Congolese children sit next to their wooden bicycles, known as “chukudus” and a common sight in eastern DR Congo, in the frontline town of Sake. Following regional crisis talks, the rebels have agreed to pull out of recently captured towns.
In the rebel-held city of Goma, M23 fighters rest by a wall advertising a games hall on Thursday. There have been conflicting reports about when the Congolese rebels, who mutinied from the army, are due to withdraw from the city. Some 500,000 people have been displaced in seven months of unrest.
In Ivory Coast, the world’s largest producer of cocoa, an employee examines a young cocoa plant on Friday at a research centre in Abidjan where the first World Cocoa Conference was being held.
A 17-year-old swimmer in the Libyan city of Benghazi attends a training session on Sunday in preparation for an international championship taking place in Qatar.
On Thursday, a soldier uses a mobile phone to take a picture of himself at the Somali port of Kismayo, captured from Islamists by African Union, Somali government troops and a local militia two months ago.
The day before, newly washed socks belonging to the soldiers are pictured hanging up to dry at their base in Kismayo International Airport.
Tunisians protest in front of the town hall in Siliana, about 120km (75 miles) south Tunis, on Thursday. Many of the town's residents want the mayor to resign because they say he has failed to create jobs. According to AFP, more than 250 people have been wounded during several days of clashes with security forces.