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.
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.