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The Stories You Need To Know: South African Athlete Sets Another World Record, Malawi Launches Humanitarian Drone Service, And More

Wayde Van Niekerk sets new 300m dash world record, and other stories from the continent.

MALAWI–Unicef and the government of Malawi have launched an air corridor for humanitarian drones to deliver medical supplies. The corridor is the first of its kind in Africa. Read the full story here.


SOUTH AFRICA–Olympic champion Wayde Van Niekerk has set yet another world record. This time it’s for the seldom-run 300m dash, which he partook in, in Ostrava, Czech Republic on Wednesday night. Read the full story here.

KENYA–Kenya is the first African country to start using a generic version of Dolutegravir, the latest AIDS drug that can improve and prolong the lives of people who suffer severe side effects and resistance to other AIDS treatments. 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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