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The Stories You Need To Know: White Farmer Evicted In Zimbabwe, Tanzania's Pregnant Schoolgirl Ban Angers Women, And More

A white commercial farmer by the name Robert Smart was evicted by heavily armed riot police outside Rusape town, in Zimbabwe, and more stories from the continent.

TANZANIA–Tanzania's President John Magufuli said during a rally that pregnant girls shouldn’t be allowed back in school. This didn’t go down well with Tanzanians, especially women. An online petition to reverse the ruling has since been set up. Read the full story here.


CHAD–President Idriss Deby Itno threatened to pull his country's troops out of African peacekeeping operations because of a lack of financial support to the cash-strapped country. Read the full story here.

ZIMBABWE–A white commercial farmer by the name Robert Smart was evicted by heavily armed riot police outside Rusape town. Read the full story here.

Music

The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

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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