An economist and former central bank governor, Mahamudu Bawumia, was sworn in as vice president.
Elections do not necessarily translate to democracy; instead, it is the issue of electoral governance that is important.
Cape Verde's main opposition party won an absolute majority in general elections, ousting the PAICV after 15 years in power
Hardly a single African country has both marvellously survived a long-term leader’s rule and gone on to prosper without missing a step
Endless Uganda police brutality against Museveni rivals, plenty of condemnation, but nothing changes - rights group
IMF has cut its Ugandan growth forecast to 5%, citing global shocks and nervousness over elections that had contributed to sharp decline in shilling.
Across Africa, commodity-dependent nations from Angola to Ghana and South Africa are facing plunging currencies, worsening inflation and rising debt.
Kabila has, since March, come under pressure and might be looking to shift the story around his presidency.
The UN says 100,000 Burundians have fled as refugees, and a police official says the coup plotters will not be killed.
Over 100 coups and attempts in Africa; Burundi soldiers missed the memo - don't do it when president is abroad
Unlike burglars who like to visit when you are away, African putschists prefer to seize incumbents and parade them as trophies of war.
British leaders resign after parties lose: If Buhari had done that, he wouldn’t be president – why Africans don’t quit
In Africa, many times candidates are not candidates. They are soldiers in a war. Resigning is not resigning. It is surrender on the battlefield.
The government has closed university dormitories, and students have been camping outside the US embassy, saying they want protection.
Because the Sudanese electoral commission is barely independent, effectively Bashir was counting his own votes.
Benin in Africa’s 2nd election of weekend, could decide president Yayi’s 'plot' to change law and extend rule
The near total focus on the purported third-term plot has pushed major issues to the back-burner.
Africa loves its women candidates - only that it almost never votes them in.
The election has been boycotted by the opposition, and criticised by the international community but Khartoum insists vote is 'historic'.
Issa Hayatou, in office since 1988, wants another bite of the cherry he has been eating alone all these years.
'We have taken the country back 20 to 25 years': DR Congo grapples with official mobile services block
To hamper communications and curb further protests, the government ordered a block on phone messaging and the Internet.
Some ruling supporters hoisted a mock coffin of runner-up Hichilema, saying they had politically buried him after his 4th attempt at the presidency.
The ruling party has won every election since Namibia's independence in 1990.