Kites of all shapes and sizes have been on display at the International Kite Festival in Cape Town in South Africa.
Bishop Tawadros has been chosen as the new pope of Egypt's Coptic Christians, becoming leader of the largest Christian minority in the Middle East.
Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa and Cameroon reach the last four of African Women's Championship.
A policeman is killed and 10 people are injured in a grenade attack on a church in eastern Kenya, officials say.
A blindfolded child will draw the name of the next Egyptian Coptic pope from a box in a ceremony in Cairo on Sunday.
Anxious Copts await new leader in changing Egypt
Nigerian Victor Moses scores but a late equaliser for Swansea knocks Chelsea off top spot in the English Premier League.
Former Bolton midfielder Fabrice Muamba says he was just happy to be alive when told he would never play football again.
Two suicide bombers blow themselves up trying to enter a restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least one person.
The Ugandan government has threatened to pull its troops out of all regional peacekeeping efforts, including in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Over 1.5m people in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, have run out their staple food maize, which they grind to prepare their meals.
The world famous tennis champions are touring Africa. They hope to inspire young girls and emphasise the role of women in African development.
Girl power, coronations and knotted trunks this week
A significant increase in salaries for Ghana's president, his ministers and other top officials is criticised by anti-corruption campaigners.
Gunmen end their occupation of Libya's parliament building after raising concerns with the prime minister over his new cabinet.
Uganda will withdraw its troops from international missions because of accusations it is arming Congolese rebels, its security minister says.
Dozens of young men have been shot dead in Nigeria by the military in Maiduguri, residents in the north-eastern city tell the BBC.
The International Criminal Court in The Hague rules that the former head of state of the Ivory Coast, Laurent Gbagbo, is fit to stand trial.
President Jacob Zuma says some legal issues are better resolved by traditional justice as a controversial bill on the topic comes before MPs.
The Zimbabwe Football Association bans four officials for match-fixing but former national coach Norman Mapeza waits to hear his fate.