Elite Africa Roundup - 22 April 2024

Dafe Oputu

Pelumi Nubi, a British-Nigerian travel content creator, successfully drove over 10,000 km from London to Lagos. Nubi began her trip on January 24, and arrived at the University of Lagos on April 7. The Lagos State Government has named her a state tourism ambassador.

South Africa is gearing up for elections on May 29, in which the African National Congress (ANC) is expected to get less than 50 percent of the vote for the first time in 30 years. Ex-President Jacob Zuma has returned to political life, this time against his former party. Zuma is running under his new political party, uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK), after being pressured to resign by the ANC in 2018.

  • From our website, Lwanga Musisi reviews Bobi Wine: The People’s President.
  • The military government of Burkina Faso has expelled three French diplomats for “subversive activities.” Tensions between the country and France have been high since a 2022 coup.
  • Kenya set to launch the first sustainability-linked bond in an African country.
  • Nigerian musician Burna Boy, Kenyan president William Ruto, and South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi on TIME magazine's 2024 list of Most Influential People.

Images: (Left) London bridge photographed from hot air balloon, with views of the gherkin, Shard, London Bridge station. 23 April 2014. Photo credit: Daniel Chapman, CC BY 2.0. (Right) Tinubu Square, Lagos, Nigeria. 2 August 2014. Photo credit: Jeremy Weate from Abuja, Nigeria, CC BY 2.0.

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