Global stars - including Beyonce and Pharrell - took to the stage in Johannesburg for the Global Citizen Festival, which raises awareness about global poverty and takes financial pledges. However, people attending the concert were mugged and attacked as they left the festival, with many taking to social media to complain about the lack of security. Joburg police say they have arrested seven people.
Police Arrest 7 People for Global Citizen Festival Muggings, Attacks
News24Wire, 3 December 2018
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) arrested seven people allegedly linked to several muggings and attacks after the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium on Sunday. Read more »
Global Citizen Festival concertgoers.
'Horrifying' Stabbings, Gang Attacks Ruin Evening for Global Citizen Concert Goers
People leaving the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event were attacked by gangs of juveniles and stabbed and robbed of cellphones and handbags, according to countless social… Read more »
The SABC looks at social media reports about lack of security after the Global Citizen concert at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg. see more »
'Chaos', 'Mass Muggings' After Global Citizen Festival
allAfrica, 3 December 2018
Dozens of revelers who attended the Global Citizen Festival at the FNB Stadium on Sunday have taken to social media to share their experience of what many described as "chaos"… Read more »
Beyonce's Fans Lash Out Over Online Blockade On South Africa Performance
Nairobi News, 3 December 2018
American music star Beyonce performed on Sunday alongside her hubby Jay Z at the Global Citizen Festival in South Africa, but her online fans were barred from streaming the entire… Read more »
Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D'Banj, Kuti, Beyonce, Oprah Thrill At Global Citizen Festival
Vanguard, 3 December 2018
Nigerian music stars, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, D'banj and Femi Kuti thrilled music lovers in South Africa alongside Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z and Beyonce. Read more »
Global Citizen Festival Raises R100 Billion
SAnews.gov.za, 3 December 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded the Global Citizen Festival for its work, calling on South Africans and people of the world to be the generation that ends poverty. Read more »
Mandela 100 Concert Held in Johannesburg for African Development
Deutsche Welle, 2 December 2018
Beyonce, Ed Sheeran and Pharrell were among the stars who took to the stage in South Africa to raise awareness for global poverty. Chancellor Angela Merkel's message offering good… Read more »
The Global Citizen Festival at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
Global Citizen was co-founded ten years ago by Australian Hugh Evans and is partnered by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as a variety of ... see more »
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