How did the media cover the Nigerian election?

By Dziedzorm Sanaki on April 22, 2015


A supporter of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, dressed to represent and mock Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan, celebrates Buhari’s anticipated electoral victory in Kano, Nigeria. (Ben Curtis, The Associated Press)

 “Nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian,” said outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in a statement congratulating his successor, Mohamadou Buhari on his victory. “I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word.”

The March 28 election has become one of the most talked about elections in Africa. This election was to break barriers and prove to the world that Nigerians can rise from the ashes into a new season of hope and peace for their nation.…

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The idea that Africa is booming is hot and sexy

By George Bamu on July 12, 2012

Foreign Policy

News that Africa is booming is going mainstream.  At least that is the point that is discerned when major U.S. print and broadcasting outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, The Atlantic,  Christian Science Monitor and NPR pick up on news of transformation that is taking place in continental Africa. These organizations are devoting more space to coverage of Africa in new and substantive ways.

But saying that Africa is experiencing progress may not be news after all. Actually, things have “revved up” economically, politically and otherwise in Africa for quite a while. It is people on the ground in Africa, American reporters, economists and experts who are giving us this information.…

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