From left to right: (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images; Photo by Marcus Ingram/Getty Images; Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100; Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)

From left to right: Lupita Nyong'o, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest and Black Coffee.

Global Citizen Adds More Artists to Line-Up for 'One World: Together at Home' Concert

Lupita Nyong'o, Sho Madjozi, Cassper Nyovest, Black Coffee and more are all set to appear in Global Citizen's upcoming 'One World: Together at Home' concert.

Global Citizen has recently announced the updated line-up for their upcoming "One World: Together At Home" concert which is being hosted in collaboration with Lady Gaga. Having already raised USD 35 million, the concert is supposed to help healthcare workers and various relief efforts amid the global COVID-19 outbreak. The concert is set to take place on April 18th.

Initially, Burna Boy and Idris Elba were the only Africans set to make appearances in Global Citizen's 'One World: Together at Home' concert. However, South Africa's Cassper Nyovest, Nomzamo Mbatha, DJ Black Coffee and Sho Madjozi are now part of the line-up. Joining them will be Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira.

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Speaking about the concerts contribution to supporting COVID-19 relief efforts, Lady Gaga says, "It is so important to think globally and support the World Health Organization to curb the pandemic and prevent future outbreaks." She adds that, "We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented, and cultural movement."

Visit the Global Citizen website to find out which television network will be broadcasting the concert in your country.

The total global number of coronavirus cases currently stands at over 2 million with at least 120 000 deaths. The BBC's Coronavirus in Africa tracker reports that there are just over 16 000 confirmed coronavirus cases and at least 873 reported deaths on the African continent. Read our coverage of the coronavirus presence in Africa here.

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Sudan Declares State of Emergency, As Military Dissolves Transitional Government

As the North African country edged closer to democracy, Sudan's military has seized power.

Sudan's military has seized power over the North African country, arresting multiple civilian leaders, including the current Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok. The power-sharing, unstable coalition, called the Sovereign Council, was created as a transitional government after the fall of dictator Omar al-Bashir in 2019, in an attempt to move towards a democratic Sudan.

The Sudanese public has been split in recent weeks as groups protested for a military-run state, while others pushed for a civilian lead, democratic nation. Last week, the Prime Minister vocalized his plans towards a full transition to civilian rule, and his plans to have that body in place by November 17, echoing the voices of thousands of Sudanese demonstrators who showed up in hoards to demand that the promise of Sudan's pro-democracy movement be honored. But on Monday the PM and multiple government ministers and officials were placed under arrest, resulting in Sudan's top general's declaring State of Emergency.

General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan said in a televised statement, "To rectify the revolution's course, we have decided to declare a state of emergency nationwide… dissolve the transitional sovereign council, and dissolve the cabinet." His statement came as soldiers fired live rounds at anti-military protestors, outside of the army headquarters in the capital.

Internet services were cut across the country around dawn and the main roads and bridges into Khartoum shut, before soldiers stormed the headquarters of Sudan's state broadcaster in the capital's twin city of Omdurman, the ministry said. After months of rising tensions in the country, army and paramilitary troops have been deployed across the capital city, Khartoum, with the airports and internet access being shut down. As a result of the coup, hundreds of protestors have taken to the streets, demanding the return of a civilian ruled and the transitional government, the BBC reports.

Demonstrators have spread to a number of Sudanese cities including Atbara, Wad Madani, and Port Sudan, and more are expected to attend the call for action. "We will not leave the streets until the civilian government is back and the transition is back," protest attendee Sawsan Bashir told AFP. While demonstrator Haitham Mohamed says, "We are ready to give our lives for the democratic transition in Sudan."


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