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ASMA KHALIFA

OkayAfrica's 100 Women celebrates African women who are making waves, shattering ceilings, and uplifting their communities.

Asma Khalifa is a Libyan activist and proud Amazigh (a non-Arab indigenous person of Libya) who grew up during Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, which lasted from 1969 to 2011. At 27, Khalifa witnessed the end of his regime, but is still impacted by it—she's spent years peacefully resisting political forces and collaborating with other activists, but realizes that unity will take more time, people and resources.




Possessing a tenacious spirit, Khalifa hasn't given up. Now, she travels around Libya to educate people on women's rights and teach communities methods of nonviolent resistance. Khalifa founded a feminist organization and continues to work towards civil progress and good governance in Libya. She was recognized for her bravery and passion in 2016, when she received the Luxembourg Peace Prize as an "Outstanding Youth Peaceworker."



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Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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