Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria's presidential poll by 2.57-million votes, in the country's first election win by the opposition.
Racism and the financial meltdown kept a Congolese master chef down and out in Belgium. Back at home, he has finally won the stardom he fought for.
Nigerians awaits the first results of a closely fought general election. UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for calm after deadly riots followed 2011 polls.
The cause of the crash remains a mystery but authorities have recovered a black box from the Airbus A320 at the crash site.
A consequence of the Ebola epidemic is a steep drop in measles vaccinations as overburdened hospitals are unable to keep up.
Nineteen people were killed in the attack, 17 were tourists, including a South African. The condition of the South African is not yet known.
Bangladesh will have to play fearless cricket to reproduce their shock 2007 World Cup win over India to knock them out in the quarter-final.
Sam Sumana was expelled from the governing All People's Congress party for what is described as "his anti-party activities".
It says something about the state of Formula One when the highlight of the year's first race is Arnold Schwarzenegger handing out prizes.
Kumar Sangakkara has said ahead of his one-day retirement that he loves chasing records, setting two more in his World Cup game against Scotland.