Senegal's presidential election, which saw the incumbent concede defeat peacefully, has been hailed as a "great victory for democracy" in Africa. President Abdoulaye Wade accepted that he was defeated by Macky Sall in Sunday's run-off.
The westernmost point on the African continent is Pointe des Almadies, Senegal. It's within walking distance of the Senegalese capital Dakar. Senegal is one of 44 countries where Google has made walking directions available.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been making deals in the Middle East recently to boost France's profile there but the moves are also attracting the attention of Islamic extremists, as The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Islamist militants set off two suicide bombings in Niger Thursday. 20 people were killed in addition to the bombers. Friday, French special forces helped Niger's military secure the base, where they shot dead two militants who were still hiding.
For today's Global Hit, drummer Steve Reid explains how his legendary career has taken him from Motown to Africa. Steve Reid's latest album is called Daxaar ... after the city in Senegal where he recorded the CD.