Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaoré has resigned after violent protests. On Friday afternoon he promised free and transparent elections in 90 days.
The French budget bust continues to make front-page news as a confrontation with the European Commission appears to be on the cards. And Nicolas Sarkozy faces yet more corruption accusations.
Five people died and two more were injured when a helicopter crashed in the garden of a house near the Swiss border on Thursday morning.
Airbus Group on Tuesday reported that it had almost doubled its quarterly net profit, after a rise in sales driven by helicopters.
A Chinese billionaire and his 12-year old son are among four people feared dead when their helicopter crashed into a river near a French vineyard he had just bought.
A French man with multiple sclerosis became the first disabled person to skydive onto Mount Everest on Sunday.
The latest developments in Kismayo in Somalia and fake mobile phones in Kenya are among the stories covered in today's African papers..
A teachers strike in Kenya, questions over Uganda's growth prospects and lingering tensions within the South African mining industry dominate today's African papers.