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.