Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari edges ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in early election counts, though key states are yet to declare.
Updates from Africa on the day the BBC launched a live page of news from the continent, including the first election results from Nigeria.
Joan Kagezi, the top Ugandan state prosecutor in the trial of 13 men suspected of a deadly al-Shabab bomb attack, is shot dead in Kampala.
South African comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.
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The name admired by presidents and warlords
BBC launches new way to keep up with African news
For 26 years Mark Doyle has reported from Africa becoming a household name across the continent - it seems presidents and rebels alike will miss him as he leaves the BBC.