Special Focus on Nigeria

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Dust from the Harmattan across Abuja’s skyline.

Following peaceful national elections in March, General Muhammadu Buhari will this week be inaugurated as Nigeria’s new president. On 29 May 2015 Africa’s largest economy and most populous nation will formally have a new leader.

This inauguration is seen around the world as evidence of Nigeria’s transition to democracy. The March elections marked the first time in Nigeria’s history that a sitting president was defeated at the polls.

‘The exercise was imperfect, beset by some technical glitches, pockets of violence and the inevitable political sabre-rattling. But its conduct has been extremely successful by African standards […] Nigerians have demonstrated their abiding faith in the electoral process and democratic choice.’

SAIIA has long maintained a focus on economic and political developments in Nigeria. A range of rich and varied research on Nigerian affairs is freely available, a selection of which is listed below.

To arrange interviews with SAIIA experts on this topic, please contact our media team on +27 (0)11 339-2021 or media@saiia.org.za.

27 May 2015