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Africa With doves and a broom, Buhari promises change to Nigerians

Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as Nigeria’s president on Friday – the first ever democratic transfer of power in Africa’s most populous nation. In his inauguration speech, the former general acknowledged the challenges on his plate with cautious optimism.

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The last time 72-year-old Muhammadu Buhari took power in Nigeria, on New Year’s Eve 1983, he did so at the barrel of a gun — a military dictator ushered into power after a coup against an elected president.