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The Stories You Need To Know: South African Prisoners Get Strip Show, Ugandan Musician Arrested, And More

Popular reggae star Bobi Wine has been arrested, for reasons that aren’t clear.

UGANDA–Popular reggae star Bobi Wine has been arrested for reasons that aren’t clear. The artist is independently campaigning for a vacant seat outside Kampala in a by-election that is due to take place on Thursday. Read the full story here.


NIGER–Fifty-two immigrants were found dead in the deserts of central Niger. Immigrants travel through the desert on their way to Libya and cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Read the full story here.

SOUTH AFRICA–Pictures of strippers giving a strip show to prisoners in the maximum prison Sun City surfaced yesterday. The Department Of Correctional Services confirmed that the event was part of Youth Day celebrations. 13 Correctional Services officers now face action for the incident. Read the whole 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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