Elite Africa Roundup - 31 May 2024

Dafe Oputu

Early results in South Africa’s elections show the ANC could fall short of a majority for the first time since the end of apartheid in 1993. The new uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party, backed by former president Jacob Zuma, has garnered significant votes in KwaZulu-Natal.

Early reviews are positive for Ayra Starr’s new album The Year I Turned 21. Reviews from NME, Clash, Native,  and Zikoko. This is the Nigerian pop artist’s second album.

  • It’s been one year since Bola Tinubu’s inauguration as President of Nigeria. TechNext assesses the administration’s performance in the Nigerian tech sector.
  • Five months after elections, DRC announces a new government.
  • Senegalese President Faye traveled to Burkina Faso and Mali, amidst ECOWAS diplomatic efforts.
  • The Nigerian government has passed legislation changing the country’s national anthem to the previous anthem used from 1960-1978.

Image: South African Parliament Building. 15 August 2015. Photo credit: Jonathan Beech, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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