Elite Africa Roundup - 9 February 2024

Dafe Oputu

Introducing the Elite Africa Project Database! On Tuesday, February 13th, the Elite Africa Project launches our online database of contacts, organisations, and resources related to African elites. Stay tuned on our website and social media for more updates.

Senegalese President Macky Sall has triggered a political crisis in the country after announcing the delay of the February 25th elections and an extension of his tenure. The controversial legislation was passed in parliament as police removed protesting opposition politicians. ECOWAS has demanded the government set a new date for the election, but Senegalese democracy activists have argued this statement legitimises the delay. Internet was turned off following the announcement, but has since been restored.

  • Namibian President Hage Geingob has died of cancer at the age of 82. Geingob was previously an anti-apartheid activist and served as the country’s first Prime Minister from 1990-2002.
  • Zimbabwean opposition politician Nelson Chamisa has resigned from the Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) party which he created in 2022. Chamisa’s departure has shocked the structure of political opposition in the country.
  • South African artist Tyla took home the Grammy for “Best African Music Performance” for her song “Water.” Nigeria’s Burna Boy also headlined the ceremony with a concert performance.

Image: President Macky Sall of Senegal in a 2012 interview. 14 October 2012. Photo credit: MONUSCO Photos, CC-BY-SA 2.0.

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