Muhammadu Buhari has assumed office in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. Nigerians are hopeful their new leader can stamp out corruption and Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency.
As Nigeria inaugurates Muhammadu Buhari as its next president, the small village of Daura is bubbling with excitement. The normally sleepy little town on the edge of the Sahel is the birthplace of the new leader.
The Catholic Church in Burundi has criticized upcoming elections, while the European Union's election observers are downing tools until the situation improves. Fair elections are "impossible," the opposition claims.
Burundi's opposition has suspended talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza's government after the murder of one of their leaders. Many anti-government leaders and activists have gone into hiding after Zedi Feruzi's death.