Nigerians are witnessing a historic moment for their country: Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election there.
President Goodluck Jonathan phoned Buhari to concede defeat - a gesture considered the norm in the U.S., but unique in Nigeria.
With the apparent successful show of democracy and a peaceful handover of power, analysts wonder what effect this election could have on the continent as a whole.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Nii Akuetteh, executive director of the African Immigrant Caucus, for a look at the significance of Buhari's win in Nigeria and across Africa.
- Nii Akuetteh, executive director of the African Immigrant Caucus and former executive director of Africa Action.
This segment aired on April 1, 2015.