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Finally, Beyoncé (and Jay-Z) Is Coming To South Africa, Here’s Everything You Need To Know

This is not a drill!

If you are exposed to South African Twitter, you know the theory: Beyoncé is capable of anything, except coming to (South) Africa. The artist last performed in the country in 2004, during Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert.

Where and When?

Well, the good news is that Queen B is finally headed to South Africa on the 2nd of December at FNB Stadium, in Johannesburg. Queen B and JAY-Z will be headlining the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100. Joining the mega stars on the concert's line-up are South African hip-hop sensations, Cassper Nyovest and Sho Madjozi, alongside D'banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams & Chris Martin, Tiwa Savage, Usher and Wizkid.


What Is "Mandela 100"?

The festival is the culmination of Global Citizen's "Mandela 100" campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honoring the life and legacy of Apartheid struggle hero and former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy during the event, which will be hosted by Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Tyler Perry and Forest Whitaker.


Free Entrance!

Activists and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on August 21st and can sign up today at the Global Citizen website, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls.

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Six Things History Will Remember Kenneth Kaunda For

News of Kenneth David Kaunda's passing, at age 97, has reverberated across the globe. Kaunda, affectionately known as KK, was Zambia's first President from 1964 to 1991.

Following Nelson Mandela's passing in December 2013, Kenneth Kaunda became Africa's last standing hero. Now with his passing on Thursday, June 17 — after being admitted to the Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka earlier in the week — this signals the end of Africa's liberation history chapter.

It is tempting to make saints out of the departed. The former Zambian struggle hero did many great things. He was, after all, one of the giants of the continent's struggle against colonialism. Ultimately however, he was a human being. And as with all humans, he lived a complicated and colourful life.

Here are six facts you might not have known about him.

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