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Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran to headline poverty-eradication concert

Global Citizen is hosting a concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, packed with world leaders and renowned musicians to help stamp out poverty. The event, which lands on what would have been the 100th anniversary of former South African president Nelson Mandela, offers free tickets to activists who have contributed to the humanitarian’s vision of a poverty-free world. CEO of Global Citizen Hugh Evans says the mammoth task requires around $260 billion per year, but the world is $110 billion short of eradicating extreme poverty. Mr Evans says world leaders need to commit to the UN principle of giving 0.7 per cent of their gross national income in foreign aid.

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