Schoolchildren in South Africa tell the BBC how they feel about a recent wave of xenophobic attacks.
It's seen as a test of one of the world's newest democracies, and two women are among those running.
Nigerian magician Babs Cardini wows audiences on the streets of Lagos.
Oly Ilunga denies the accusation that he mismanaged money meant for the fight against Ebola.
Nigerian mother Asibi faced an impossible choice when she was forced to flee Boko Haram.
Clothes dealer Amah Ayivi finds vintage gems in Togo and sells them on to fashion lovers in Paris.
Former Togo and Mauritius manager Didier Six is named as the new coach of Guinea, replacing Paul Put who was sacked after the Nations Cup in Egypt.
People in Zimbabwe queue up to pay their last respects to the country's founding father.
Ben Malango is still awaiting for clearance from Fifa in order to play for Moroccan side Raja Casablanca.
Women in South Africa launch protest against high rates of sexual violence, murder and rape.
Samuel Eto'o's son Etienne Etoo Pineda is named in Cameroon's provisional squad for the Under-17 World Cup.
Campaigners want firms to contribute to efforts to tackle the high levels of violence against women.
The Nigeria Football Federation's executive will decide whether Salisu Yusuf will return to his national coaching roles after serving a one-year ban.
The former president's family had earlier disagreed with the government over his final resting place.
A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
More than 300,000 children are expected to receive the vaccine over the next three years.
A crowd gathers outside the presidential palace and calls for justice for dozens of slain protesters.
The body of the former Zimbabwean leader is lying in state at the Rufaro football stadium in Harare.
Motherwell sign Ugandan centre-back Bevis Mugabi on a deal until January after he impressed on trial.
The latest crime figures show rises in both murder and sexual offences over the past year