Nigerian president Buhari sworn in for 2nd term

Africa 05/29/19, 07:08

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari began his second term as head of Africa's most populous nation on Wednesday, facing heightened pressure to defeat Islamic extremism and boost the oil-dependent economy amid concerns over his health.The 76-year-old former military dictator read the ...

Deadly plane crash puts dent in Ethiopia’s grand designs

Africa 03/12/19, 03:07

The crown jewel in Ethiopia's transformation to continental power in recent years is Ethiopian Airlines, the state-owned company that calls itself "the new spirit of Africa."Sunday's crash that killed 157 people also puts a dent in Ethiopia's grand designs, spurred ...

Update: Nigeria’s leader says ‘obvious’ vote free, fair

Africa 02/27/19, 09:03

The Latest on Nigeria's election results (all times local):2:50 p.m.Nigeria's president says it is "obvious that elections were free and fair" as his top opposition challenger vows to contest the results in court.Supporters of Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari celebrate his ...

A look at Nigeria’s president as he secures a 2nd term

Africa 02/27/19, 00:48

He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces new pressure to deliver after securing a second term ...

A look at Nigeria’s president as he secures a 2nd term

Africa 02/26/19, 23:36

He is a former military dictator who briefly seized power in the 1980s and now says he regrets his ruthless past. Spare in charisma and physique, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari faces new pressure to deliver after securing a second term ...

Update: Nigerian leader ahead at count’s halfway point

Africa 02/26/19, 10:18

The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local):4:15 p.m.Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari leads by 1.5 million votes at the halfway point of state-by-state announcements of the results of Saturday's election.A Nigerian woman sells peanuts outside Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign ...

Nigerians start another day of waiting on election results

World 02/26/19, 01:10

Nigerians are starting a second day of state-by-state announcements of presidential election results in a race that has been described as too close to call.President Muhammadu Buhari leads by more than 280,000 votes as he seeks a second term in ...

As Nigeria counts votes, observers criticize delays in poll

Africa 02/25/19, 04:52

Nigeria is counting votes in its presidential election and observers are giving mixed assessments of the process.The African Union said the "overall political climate remained largely peaceful and conducive for the conducting of credible elections" but criticized poor preparation and ...

Explains: What to watch as Nigeria awaits vote results

Africa 02/25/19, 04:10

Official results of Nigeria's presidential election are expected as early as Monday in what is called a close race between President Muhammadu Buhari and a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, both from the largely Muslim north. At stake is Africa's ...

Nigeria counts votes as nation awaits election outcome

Africa 02/24/19, 05:25

Vote counting continued Sunday as Nigerians awaited the outcome of a presidential poll seen as a tight race between the president and a former vice president.Although voting was peaceful in most areas of Nigeria Saturday, there were a few outbreaks ...

Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

Africa 02/23/19, 02:52

Gunfire opened Nigeria's delayed election day on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation.Police said the blasts in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, shortly before polls opened were for "security purposes" in a ...

A look at Nigeria’s top 2 presidential contenders

Africa 02/23/19, 02:51

Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire ...

Update: Nigeria finally begins voting for president

Africa 02/23/19, 02:14

The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local):8:15 a.m.Nigerians have begun voting in a presidential election one week after a surprise last-minute delay blamed on logistical challenges.Women wait in queue to cast their votes during Presidential and National Assembly election ...

A look at Nigeria’s top 2 presidential contenders

Africa 02/22/19, 09:16

Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday to decide whether President Muhammadu Buhari deserves a second term. While more than 70 people are running to lead Nigeria, the close race comes down to Buhari and a billionaire ...

In Nigeria’s tight election, Christian vote is seen as key

Africa 02/17/19, 11:58

Nigeria's presidential campaign has been largely free of the religious pressures that marked the 2015 vote when Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim northerner, defeated a Christian president from the south who had grown unpopular over his failure to control Boko Haram.Now, ...

Update: Nigerian president ‘disappointed’ by poll delay

Africa 02/16/19, 07:18

The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local):11:10 a.m.Nigeria's president says he is "deeply disappointed" by the last-minute delay of Saturday's election until Feb. 23 and says he is going back to the capital to hear the electoral ...

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