Elite Africa Roundup - 15 January 2024

Dafe Oputu

The Conversation has a piece introducing the high profile lawyers making up South Africa’s legal team at the International Court of Justice.

The African Cup of Nations kicks off in Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire. The Guardian discusses the country’s hopes for this global tournament. Meanwhile, ESPN has ranked all 24 teams based on their chances at victory.

  • Elite Africa Project contributor, Sanford University Professor, and Brookings Institute Fellow, Prof. Landry Signé has a new book on the new technologies transforming the African continent. Entitled Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution, the book looks at how African countries can seize this moment to become global leaders in our interconnected future. 
  • The Nigerian Supreme Court has affirmed victories in eight gubernatorial elections conducted in March. In the case of Plateau and Kano, a lower court had controversially ruled to dismiss opposition winners from the PDP and NNPP respectively in favour of ruling party candidates. This decision is now reversed.
  • The New York Times has a documentary short film on the colonial legacy of art, told through Congolese masks.

Image: Félix Houphouët-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan. First built in 1963, the stadium has undergone renovations for the 2023 African Cup of Nations. 24 September 2023. Photo credit: Kod B, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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