President of Nigeria, took office in May 2015, after defeating Goodluck Jonathan in elections. Born December 17, 1942, Muhammadu Buhari is part of the All Progressives Congress party.
Buhari served in Nigeria's military from 1961 until 1985, and formerly served as head of state between December 1983 and August 1985 after taking power in a coup. He has since described himself as a "converted democrat." A major challenge of his tenure is likely to be the separatist Islamist group Boko Haram.
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari unveils his list of cabinet portfolios +++ Rwanda's President Kagame and Uganda's President Museveni sign a peace pact to cease hostilities +++ Old religion, worshiping several gods still a lively practice in the Nigerian town of Osogbo
Reactions after Buhari forms cabinet without the youth +++ New UK PM Boris Johnson grapples with Iran +++ Sudan military officers arrested in coup attempt +++ Liberian officials given salary cut +++ Ghana campaigns to minimize toxins in staple foods +++ Visiting an ape sanctuary in Uganda
President Buhari suspends the RUGA settlement program+++Members of Cameroon's President Biya's security team have received suspended prison sentences in Switzerland over an attack on a journalist+++The trauma of Rwanda’s post-genocide generation; many young people are still depressed and demand answers to what happened.
Young people in Africa are perpetually abstaining from voting. In South Africa, over 5 million people below the age of 30 did not vote. In February, some young people in Nigeria cited frustrations as the main reason for not voting while Malawi is facing the same dilemma days to the national elections. Listen to interesting debates and interviews on this topic
Ugandan opposition politician and musician Bobi Wine confirms to DW that he will run for presidency in the next elections+++Sudanese-British billionaire Mo Ibrahim speaks out on the ongoing protests in Sudan, calling on President Omar al-Bashir to step down+++Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari cuts short his trip to the UAE to chair the weekly cabinet meeting