Katarina Hoije

africa

Nigeria Reacts to a Historic Change as President-Elect Buhari Prepares for Power

Some Nigerians celebrated, while others conceded defeat after Muhammadu Buhari claimed victory in the country's presidential election. But all talked of "change" in the months ahead.
Katarina Hoije
4.1.15
africa

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Concedes Election Defeat to Muhammadu Buhari

President Goodluck becomes the first incumbent to lose an election in Nigerian history. "The people of Nigeria have taken over," said a spokesman for Buhari's party.
Katarina Hoije
3.31.15
africa

Second Day of Voting in Nigeria Ends With Sporadic Violence But No Major Incidents

Armed men opened fire on voters at one polling station and protesters clashed with police in the country’s south, but most areas were peaceful after technical difficulties Saturday forced a second day of voting.
Katarina Hoije
3.29.15
africa

Election Day in Nigeria Marred by Boko Haram Attacks and Voting Difficulties

As many as 39 people were reported killed in attacks by Boko Haram, and officials were forced to extend elections in parts of the country until Sunday due to difficulties registering voters.
Katarina Hoije
3.28.15
africa

'If Buhari Returns We Will All End Up in Jail': History Hangs Over Nigeria's Election Candidates

Saturday's election in Nigeria is the closest since military rule ended in the country 16 years ago. VICE News took a look at the candidates: incumbent Goodluck Jonathan vs. challenger Muhammadu Buhari.
Katarina Hoije
3.27.15
africa

From Pentecostal Churches to 'Nollywood': Nigeria Prepares to go to the Polls

Nigeria's presidential election is only three days away but the polls remain neck and neck between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and opponent Muhammadu Buhari.
Katarina Hoije
3.25.15
africa

'It Was As If the Town Had Never Existed': Residents of Nigeria's Adamawa State Flee Attacks as Boko Haram Advances

Nigeria's government has postponed elections, saying it needs time to push back the Islamist rebels. In the eastern state neighboring the group's stronghold, locals say help can't come too soon.
Katarina Hoije
2.9.15