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Actor, Director, Musician & Philantropist Idris Elba To Host Africa Day Concert 2021

Actor, Director, Musician & Philantropist Idris Elba To Host Africa Day Concert 2021

Entertainment
Nigeria, 6 May 2021, MTV Base, YouTube, and Idris Elba announce the return of the AFRICA DAY CONCERT 2021, which will be hosted by Golden Globe and SAG winner, Idris Elba this Africa Day, 25th of May. This follows the inaugural Africa Day Benefit Concert At Home in 2020 that brought African and global superstars together to celebrate Africa Day and raise funds to support families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s concert will shine the light on Africa’s next wave of talent that are making their mark on the global stage. The global event will stream on Youtube at 19:00 CAT/18:00WAT and on MTV Base (DStv Channel 322) at 21:00CAT/20:00WAT. The virtual concert will be a Pan African event featuring trailblazing African stars from across the continent. Artists will perform on mu...
Macron tells Idris Elba he will invite young Africans to summit, not leaders

Macron tells Idris Elba he will invite young Africans to summit, not leaders

Innovation
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, has pledged to invite young Africans rather than their political leaders to a key France-Africa summit in a video call with the actor Idris Elba. The Élysée Palace said Elba, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations’ international fund for agricultural development, had asked to speak to the French leader. The Guardian was the only newspaper invited to attend the discussion at the Élysée, which marked the start of the One Planet biodiversity summit in Paris. Macron also announced that he would increase France’s contribution to the International Fund for Agricultural Development from €57.8m to €86.7m. Elba and his wife, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, asked the president to join them in their campaign to stop the economic shock caused by Covid-19 trig...
UN Ambassadors launch $200 million appeal fund for rural communities

UN Ambassadors launch $200 million appeal fund for rural communities

Business
United Nation Ambassadors, have on behalf of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched a Coronavirus relief Fund of $200million for rural communities to prevent economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from triggering a global hunger and food crisis.The UN ambassadors, Actor, filmmaker and humanitarian, Idris Elba and actress, model and activist, Sabrina Dhowre Elba, said the appeal fund comes with a $40million seed money from IFAD, the multi-donor COVID-19 Rural Poor Stimulus Facility.  The aim of the appeal fund is to raise at least an additional $200million from governments, foundations and the private sector to lessen the impact of COVID-19 on rural small-scale farmers and producers. The facility would, among others, help farmers cont...