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Nigeria Election

Meet Nigeria's Next President

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

Nigerian President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, a 72-year-old former military general, has traveled a long road to electoral victory. On Tuesday, Buhari...

Opposition Leader Buhari Wins Nigerian Election

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Amid anger over an Islamic insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, Nigerians threw out the incumbent and elected a 72-...

Nigeria Opposition Declares Victory, Says Nation Is 'Witnessing History'

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2015 | World

ABUJA, March 31 (Reuters) - Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory in the presidential election on Tuesday, saying Af...

Nigerians Await Final Results Of Tense Election

AP | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- The second day of vote counting in Nigeria's bitterly contested presidential vote started late on Tuesday and electoral officia...

Nigeria's Buhari Leads By 2 Million Votes With Three Quarters Of States Counted

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

ABUJA, March 30 (Reuters) - With three quarters of states counted in Nigeria's election, opposition challenger Muhammadu Buhari had 11.5 million votes...

Nigeria Election Results Due To Start Trickling In

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA, March 30 (Reuters) - Results from Nigeria's elections, potentially the closest since the end...

Boko Haram Kills Dozens During Nigeria Election

AP | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations but millio...

Nigeria Votes In Election Amid Boko Haram Violence

AP | Posted 03.28.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has extended voting to Sunday after problems occurred as millions turned out Saturday to vote in a presidential electi...

Why The Coming Election Could Deepen Nigeria's Divisions

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.13.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Nigeria Postpones Elections, Citing Boko Haram Violence

AP/HuffPost | Posted 02.09.2015 | World

Nigeria's election commission on Saturday postponed presidential and legislative elections for six weeks due to security concerns. The vote was sc...

Nigeria Is Holding Elections But Millions May Not Be Able To Vote

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Boko Haram Increases Attacks As Nigeria Elections Loom

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.14.2015 | World

Boko Haram, Nigeria's homegrown Islamic extremist group, is increasing the ferocity and tempo of its attacks, destabilizing Africa's most populous nat...

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Will Run For A Second Term

Reuters | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

ABUJA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Tuesday that he would seek a second term in a February 2015 presidentia...

With 500 Dead, Nigeria Goes Ahead With Election

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

IKOT EFUM, Nigeria — Gunmen fired Kalashnikov rifles in the air and others brandished machetes while storming a polling place here Tuesday, as v...

Deadly Hotel Blast In Northeast Nigeria

AP | By NJADVARA MUSA | Posted 06.25.2011 | World

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria -- An explosion at a hotel killed three people and wounded 14 others in northeastern Nigeria only days before the state's gubernato...

Deadly Riots Cause Delays In Nigerian Elections

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

ZONKWA, Nigeria — Corpses were loaded onto a truck as women covered their noses to block the smell of decay while fleeing this town in northern ...

Nigeria Votes On Accidental President In Crucial Election

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.16.2011 | World

KAYAWA, Nigeria — Nigerians voted for president in an election Saturday many hoped would show Africa's most populous nation could hold a credibl...

Nigeria Election Looms As Nation Prepares For Vote

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.15.2011 | World

KATSINA, Nigeria — The body of late President Umaru Yar'Adua is in an unmarked grave in this northern city, buried in the sandy soil along with ...

Suspected Bomb Blast Precedes Key Nigerian Vote

AP | JON GAMBRELL | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

IBADAN, Nigeria — A bomb targeting an election office in Nigeria exploded Friday on the eve of the first of the oil-rich country's three crucial...

The Council On Foreign Relations Religion And Foreign Policy Series: Electoral And Religious Conflict In Africa

Erik Owens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Erik Owens

As we watch the events unfold in Africa over the next eight weeks, keep a careful eye on the shifting national and religious identities -- and the rhetoric that masks and reveals them.