Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Nigeria emboldens him to play a leading role in African affairs.
Former presidents Thabo Mbeki and Olusegun Obasanjo led confidently on African affairs because they were elected by comfortable majorities at home and had solid control of their political parties.
Celebrations as Muhammadu Buhari takes office.
The hope is that Buhari will be honest and efficient — but his post comes with significant baggage.
The relationship between Nigeria and South Africa has again been strained following xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The relationship between Africa's two great powers, Nigeria and South Africa, has had its ups and downs, but has been relatively cordial since 1999.
Nigeria’s president elect, Muhammadu Buhari has much to do.
Back at the helm, Muhammadu Buhari must turn his attention to corruption, unemployment, infrastructure and the economy.
Celebrating Buhari’s win on the streets of Jos.
In the end, Nigeria managed what once seemed impossible and transferred political power relatively peacefully. What now?
Supporters of the presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari celebrating.
What appears to be a peaceful transference of presidential power in Nigeria -- unprecedented in the country's history -- has global significance in the fight against cultist jihadism.
Second time round for Buhari.
A historic win for a former military ruler in a democratic election and a man who ran out of luck. But Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has his work cut out for him.
Standing up, being counted.
The 2015 elections in Nigeria were chaotic, but the country’s voters displayed immense courage in showing up at all. More than 20 people were killed, not in electoral violence between competing parties…
Goodluck Jonathan seeks a second term in office as Nigeria votes on March 28.
Nigeria heads to the polls on March 28 to choose between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.
Five years after amnesty, how serious are threats from some former militants?
Islamist group raises real fears over security around national vote, but there are others threatening the peace.
How did Nigeria's former military ruler get back to the precipice of power at 72?
The Nigerian president’s response to the Baga atrocity has done nothing for his re-election prospects.
In France 13 people are murdered by Islamic terrorists and it becomes a global news event, with around 50 world leaders visiting the country to take part in the mourning. In Nigeria, up to 2,000 people…