In tonight's rundown: attack on a hotel in Bamako, Patrice Talon wins election in Benin and elections in Congo-Brazzaville.
The attack in Mali’s capital Bamako is now over. One assailant has been killed and two suspects arrested after gunmen opened fire on a hotel used by European soldiers.
Also, in Benin, Business mogul Patrice Talon wins the presidency promising more jobs and a clean break from Boni Yayi's administration.
And Congo Brazzaville is calm but tense as it awaits results from the first round of voting yesterday. The opposition is looking to end the reign of incumbent Denis Sassou Nguesso, who promised a swift victory.