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This is how the Global Citizen Festival went down



The likes of Sir Bob Geldof, Naomi Campbell, Tyler Perry and Oprah appeared on stage at intervals to highlight social issues and humanitarian outreach programmes to improve health, education and gender equality in Africa.

SA-born comedian Trevor Noah had earlier announced an initiative to provide schooling for hundreds of underprivileged youth who could not afford it. He promised to match all donations to a fund for the campaign, up to R2-million.

Besides sharing information about the initiative at the festival, he also got support from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Taking to Twitter, Trudeau pledged $50-million to support education for women and girls around the world.

He wrote, “Hey @Trevornoah – thanks for everything you’re doing to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s legacy at the @GlblCtzn festival. Sorry I can’t be with you – but how about Canada pledges $50M to @EduCannotWait to support education for women & girls around the world? Work for you? Let’s do it.”