Poverty, Terrorism Hang Over Saturday Election In Africa’s Largest Democracy

  • The last eight years have been particularly bleak for many in Africa’s most populous country, estimated at more than 200 million people.
  • Nearly all of the country’s challenges, including the economy and security, have evolved into deeper crises.
  • Two-thirds of the population now live in poverty and almost half of young people are unemployed, with millions of job losses since outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari’s government took office in 2015.
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