Electoral officials tallied votes on Sunday from general elections seen as a key test of the west African nation's post-war recovery.
Senegal's president elect Macky Sall has hailed a new era after triumphing over veteran leader Abdoulaye Wade in Sunday's runoff presidential vote.
Sahel states are bracing for a long hungry season, many weakened by the return of people from Libya who are creating fresh strife.
Abdoulaye Wade has rallied voters in Senegal's city of Thies despite a storm of criticism over his third-term presidential bid.
Senegal's opposition has prepared for mass resistance against President Abdoulaye Wade's third term bid -- validated despite violent weekend riots.
Yahya Jammeh scored a landslide win in presidential polls on Friday, securing a fourth term at the helm of the tiny state.
Despite boasting Africa's first female president and a Nobel prize for women's rights, Liberia's women are still vulnerable to the threat of rape.
Gambia's election campaign has wrapped up with rival presidential candidates staging rallies in the tiny capital Banjul ahead of polls.
Liberia's Nobel winner and incumbent president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf took a strong lead over rival Winston Tubman on Friday.
Liberians are voting in the country's second election since it emerged from a 14-year civil war in 2003, a litmus test of its fragile democracy.