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.
Senegal's voters went to the polls on Sunday to choose a president. If incumbent Abdoulaye Wade wins, despite a constitution that says an incumbent can't win a third term, there are fears that there could be a great deal of unrest in what has otherwise been a stable African democracy.