This is Madagascar's first AFCON, too. On paper they have an okay squad - a large handful of them are playing in Ligue 1.
Mauritania worth a mention - also their first AFCON, they were ranked 206th (above just San Marino, Bhutan and Turks & Caicos) in 2014, but have climbed as high as 87th since under the guidance of Corentin Martins, a former French international midfielder.
Nice penalty shoot out between Tunisia and Ghana complete with Tunisia subbing their keeper in the last seconds of extra time. Keeper coming off had a massive sulk and it looked like the incoming keeper had blown it by getting decent hand to the (saveable) first penalty but not stopping it going in. Then made amends by saving the fourth. Tunisian player was cool as f*ck rolling in the fifth to win it.