On Thursday, 8 December, General Mohammadu Buhari, Nigeria's former military ruler and now a leading opposition leader, visited the Voice of America. He participated in VOA Hausa's call-in show at 1600 UTC, and then in VOA's live television program Africa Journal at 1800 UTC.
Buhari, who has a large political following in Nigeria, particularly in the north, is widely regarded as a leader capable of stamping out corruption. As a presidential candidate of the All Nigeria's Peoples Party (ANPP), he came second in Nigeria's 2003 presidential elections.
Post-conflict societies present difficult challenges for leadership. Africa Journal host Vincent Makori discussed the hard lessons learned with the former ruler.
For more information or to listen or watch online, visit www.VOANews.com/Hausa, or www.VOANews.com/english/Africa/AfricaJournal.cfm.