A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.
Moses Kuria's claim has been denied but the politician says such inducements are commonplace.
The fate of this year's African Athletics Championships is unclear after the Algerian government postponed the event until further notice.
South Africa men's new football coach Hugo Broos is realistic about the team's chance of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
Italy appeals for EU help as 2,000 arrivals within days fill Lampedusa's migrant camp.
The two, one of whom is trans celebrity Shakiro, were found guilty of "attempting homosexuality".
Activists fear the proposed measure could limit the freedom to criticise the government.
Leicester and Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho says he never lost faith in his own ability and nor did compatriot and club-mate Wilfred Ndidi.
US rapper J Cole is set to sign for a Rwandan club ahead of the inaugural Basketball Africa League.
In one of Africa's largest countries, people worry more about security and other diseases than Covid-19.
Defending champions Nigeria will face rivals Ghana in the first round of qualifying for the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations.
A man dies from burns after perfume is sprayed near a lit candle during a prayer service.
More than 100 people apply for asylum, as concern mounts over the conflict in Tigray.
A Christian monk is hanged for killing the head of desert monastery in 2018.
A Nigerian professor thinks this scheme should be taught across Africa to help tackle unemployment.
The conflict with rebels culminated in the death of President Déby on the battlefield last month.
It paves the way to appoint MPs from across the civil divide, fulfilling a promise made in a peace deal.
Overhanging rocks crushed some victims and buried others inside the clandestine mine.
When Zambia's founding president celebrated his 97th birthday, some people had never heard of him.
The attackers opened fire at a checkpoint and two police stations amid a surge in separatist violence.