21 December 2012
Last updated at 08:00 ET
Sculptures in memory of women killed in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan during political violence last year are lit up on Friday. The city's Abobo district saw some of the worst fighting after former President Laurent Gbagbo refused to accept defeat in 2010 elections.
Egyptian quintuplets lie in an incubator at a hospital in Cairo on Wednesday, a day after their birth. Doctors said the three boys and two girls were in good health...
.... On the day they were born, protests continued against President Mohammed Morsi's government following a referendum on a controversial new constitution. This woman vents her fury outside the presidential palace. The opposition says Saturday's referendum was marred by widespread irregularities.
With South Africa's first black President, Nelson Mandela, still in hospital, a prayer service is held for him at a church in Johannesburg on Sunday.
.... While three days later, South African skateboarder Fynn was showing his skills at a competition in Sydney, Australia.
..... On the same day in the US city of Las Vegas, Miss Angola Marcelina Vahekeni performs at a costume show.
Kenyan security security forces cordon off a mainly Somali neighbourhood in the capital, Nairobi, on Wednesday, following twin explosions that wounded at least two people.
.... Meanwhile, in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Ugandan marines patrol the coastline on Friday. The marines are part of an African Union force that has captured the city from militant Islamist group al-Shabab.
..... Four days later, this fisherman carries a shark to sell at the market in Mogadishu. Shark meat, though, is not popular among Somalis.
In Morocco, thousands attend the funeral of leading opposition figure Abdessalam Yassine on Friday at Martyrs' Cemetery in the main city, Rabat. Mr Yassine, who died aged 84, was jailed and kept under house arrest for many years for opposing monarchic rule.
An Argentine warship sails from Tema port in Ghana on Wednesday, after a UN tribunal ordered its release. The tribunal ruled that the vessel, held by Ghana since October because of money owed by Argentina, was immune from seizure because it is a warship.