Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 concert held in Johannesburg for African development | News | DW


Global Citizen was co-founded 10 years ago by Australian Hugh Evans and partnered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as a variety of NGOs. On Sunday, the stars turned out for a big concert in the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

In a message beamed on screen during the event, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany wanted to work with Africa to offer its young people good prospects for the future. 

“With this in mind, we have just launched the Development Investment Fund here in Berlin,” Merkel said. “We hope to raise up to a billion euros through this fund.”

Germany will make available €63 million ($71 million) to the International Fund for Agricultural Development over the next three years. 

The concert was broadcast live and is the latest in an annual…

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