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Rihanna Urged World Leaders to Provide Money for Education to the Poorest

Rihanna Urged World Leaders to Provide Money for Education to the Poorest

The heads of an association of Islamic religious groups in the African state demanded officials bar her from attending the Global Partnership for Education's financing conference in Senegal's capital, Dakar, on Friday (02Feb18) as they claimed she was a member of the Illuminati, a mythical group conspiracy theorists claim control world affairs. Their conference is hosted by France's President Emmanuel Macron and Senegal leader Macky Sall.

"This is a fight that we are never going to stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education", the Barbadian singer said.

Known for her revealing onstage outfits and diva-like performances, Rihanna cut a far smarter figure at the conference, comfortable mingling with politicians and Senegalese dignitaries alike.

Meanwhile, Rihanna took to Twitter with her plea to world leaders on behalf of GPE. France is donating 200 million euros to the partnership.

This is not the first time the pair have met. Macron hosted Rihanna at his presidential palace previous year after she challenged him on Twitter to contribute to her efforts to fund education in developing countries, notably in conflict and crisis areas.

As the ambassador for GPE, her work has led her to travel the world to raise funds for schooling in poor communities.

French President appeared alongside superstar singer Rihanna for an education summit in Senegal today.

Partner countries in the GPE scheme are required to earmark 20 percent of their national budgets for education - a tough goal for developing nations battling jihadists or civil conflicts.

President Akufo-Addo left the country in the early hours of yesterday for a return trip to Senegal. This was the stand of an worldwide conference in Senegal.


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