Buhari wins – but the new president of Nigeria faces an enormous challenge

Catherine Gegout, University of Nottingham [Republished under a Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] Nigerians have chosen General Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, over incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, to be their president. Following an election that saw 41 people killed in the north of the country, Goodluck conceded defeat, and congratulated Buhari on his victory. …

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Africa News Headlines for 1 April 2015

Kenya asks diaspora to lure tourists to help battered industry Source: Reuters How Goodluck Jonathan lost the Nigerian election Source: The Guardian On Nigerian Election Results Source: U.S. Department of State Cameroon No Longer a Polio Exporter Source: Voice of America Agoa: US lawmakers up the ante Source: IOL Business Report Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Victory …

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Buhari’s victory in Nigerian election has global significance

Richard A Joseph, Northwestern University [Republished under  Creative Commons license from The Conversation.] Muhammadu Buhari’s convincing defeat of incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in the Nigerian presidential election is an event of global significance. To his credit, President Jonathan promptly conceded defeat, thereby discouraging any attempt to impede the transfer of power. The election was held even …

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Africa News Headlines for 31 March 2015

Nigeria Election 2015 Results: Muhammadu Buhari Wins Against President Goodluck Jonathan Source: International Business Times Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Concedes to Muhammadu Buhari Source: Africa in Transition Q&A: Monitoring violence during Nigeria’s elections Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Will Buhari’s Win in Nigeria Stick? Source: Africa in Transition Smartphone sales on the rise in East Africa Source: …

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Q&A: Monitoring violence during Nigeria’s elections

By Lou Del Bello [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or click here to download the file [11MB]. “In every young democracy there is always a chance for violence whenever you have the potential for a change of power,” says …

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