News Brief

The Stories You Need To Know: The US Wants A Working Relationship with Zimbabwe, Lesotho Election Results, #CapeStorm Claims Eight Lives, Burundi’s Fuel Shortage

The US wants a working relationship with Zimbabwe, Lesotho election results, and other stories from the continent.

Kenya – A couple from New Jersey face 10 and 20 years sentences each after they brought a Kenyan woman to the States and exploited her for domestic labor in their home. Read the full story here.


Zimbabwe – US President Donald Trump’s administration is urging Zimbabwe to make political and economic adjustments to enable a “robust working relationship between Washington and Harare.” Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of African Affairs at the US department, Carol O’Connell, said that during her visit to Zimbabwe. Read the full story here.

Lesotho – Former Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Thabane's ABC party won over Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's party in the recent election. The ABC now needs to form a coalition in order to govern. Read the full story here.

South Africa – The destructive storm that hit Cape Town on Wednesday has left at least eight people dead. Read the full story here.

Burundi – The country’s fuel shortage crisis isn’t going anywhere. The shortage has forced the government to introduce rationing of fuel. As a result, food prices have risen, and more than 400 000 citizens have fled the country to the central African region. 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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