News Brief

The Stories You Need To Know: UK PR Firm Apologizes For Controversial Campaign, Niger Army Accidentally Kills Civilians, And More

Key stories from South Africa, Malawi and Niger.

SOUTH AFRICA–UK-based PR firm Bell Pottinger has apologized for the work they did for Oakbay Investments, a firm owned by the controversial family that is involved in corruption allegations for capturing the state. Read the full story here.


South African Twitter was vicious with their responses (you can read some below):

 

NIGER-The Niger army has killed 14 civilians which were mistook for members of Boko Haram. The civilians were unarmed farmers in a restricted zone around the village of Abadam, next to the Nigerian border. Read the full story here.

MALAWI–Eight people, seven of them children, were killed in a stampede before a football match in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. 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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