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A political history of the Africa Cup of Nations: is it still truly Africa's cup? - African Arguments
At inception, AFCON set out lofty ambitions for itself. 62 years later, it falls just short. This article is part of “In the name of the beautiful game“, a series of articles on football and how it intersects with all aspects of our lives. What meaning does the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) have for the continent today? The competition was established at the high noon of decolonisation in the mid-20th century with Pan-African ideals of unity and cooperation at its heart. The current tournament in Egypt is the 32nd edition. That’s a whole lot of football, but has the …