Africa In historic first, Nigeria's former dictator Buhari beats incumbent president

President Goodluck Jonathan conceded the election to Muhammadu Buhari in a move that could dissuade post-election violence. Buhari has called for peaceful celebrations from his supporters. 

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhari was announced as Nigeria’s new president on Tuesday in a stunning victory after a draining and dramatic election in Africa’s richest and most populous nation.