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Pharrell Partners With Woolworths South Africa To "Save The World"

Pharrell and Woolworths South Africa are partnering to "Save the world" with a new collaboration called "Are you with us?"


Earlier today Pharrell took to Twitter to announce his new collaboration with Woolworths SA. Independent Media reports that Pharrell is to become the new style director of Woolworths, and the South African retailer confirmed the partnership at a press briefing in Johannesburg on Thursday. The collaboration, Are you with us?, is primarily centered on environmental and educational activism.

"We're on a mission to change the world," Pharrell says in a video posted today. "Today we're announcing the new and great collaboration. To work together to uplift education in South Africa. For food farming that goes easy on the planet. And to create fashion that's not just cool, but also sustainable. So join me and all the people from Woolworths, on our journey to make a difference. South Africa are you with us?" We're still waiting for specifics on how they hope to achieve this.

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The Senegalese judicial government has refused to release Chad's imprisoned ex-president Hissène Habré on the alleged basis of his health concerns.

The Senegalese judiciary has refused former Chad president Hissène Habré's request to be released from prison. Habré faces life imprisonment for crimes against humanity including rape, kidnapping, slavery and executions. The decision by the Senegalese judiciary comes after the 79-year-old former statesman's lawyers reportedly filed for his release on the basis of health concerns.

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