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Steve Harvey is Working on South African and Ghanaian Versions of ‘Family Feud’

'Family Feud' is coming to South Africa and Ghana in 2020.

Steve Harvey is currently in South Africa. The entertainer landed in the country on Monday, and during a press briefing attended by many of the country's publications, he announced that he is bringing the popular family game show Family Feud to Mzansi and Ghana.


"Bringing Family Feud to Africa has long been a dream of mine," Harvey was quoted as saying by SowetanLIVE. "I believe Family Feud will become a household name for local South African and Ghanaian families. And this is just the beginning in Africa. I expect this show to lead to multiple media and business projects in and throughout the continent."

Production for the South African version of the show will start in October in Joburg, and the show will be airing on the continent in the second quarter of 2020. The show will be produced by Rapid Blue. The company, which is part of BBC Studios, has produced many other African versions of international shows such as Dancing with Stars, X Factor, Got Talent, Project Runway and First Dates, among others.

Duncan Irvine, CEO of Rapid Blue, was quoted by SowetanLIVE as saying:

"We are thrilled to be working closely with Steve Harvey and his team to produce two African versions of Family Feud. Family is the cornerstone of life in South Africa and Ghana, and we are confident that we will see some wonderful families take part and that both seasons will resonate well with audiences here."

Harvey, during the press briefing explained how he was excited be on the continent, saying:

"Originally, I wanted to come home. I have a home in America, and America has been good to me. It is a land of opportunities. A lot of my family and business is there. But it is not my homeland. Whenever people talk about going home it sounds so cool. And my home is Africa."

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Cameroon Holds Vigil to Remember Children Killed in School Attack

Residents in Kumba paid their respects to the seven lives lost, and those injured during the attack over the weekend.

In the latest tragedy to come from Cameroon's historically violent clash between Anglo and Francophone citizens, seven children were murdered after attackers stormed a school with guns and machetes over the weekend.

In what has been deemed as the "darkest and saddest day," by Bishop Agapitus Nfon of Kumba, armed attackers stormed the Mother Francisca International Bilingual Academy, targeting students aged 9 to 12. The tragic event saw dozens of children injured, some critically.

The attack has shocked the nation, with both local and international agencies condemning the horrible offense. On Monday, Cameroonian President Paul Biya denounced the "horrific murder" of the school children, and alluded to the "appropriate measures" being taken in order to bring justice to the families of the victims. Prime Minister Dion Ngute Joseph shared his condolences via a tweet saying, "I bow before the memory of these innocent kids."

The Cameroonian presidency and governing body have blamed Anglophone 'separatists' for the attack, though the group claims no part in the attack.

Human rights groups, however, have blamed both opposing parties, as the conflict has led to the death of over 3,000 deaths and resulted in more than 700,000 Cameroonians fleeing their homes and the country.

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