Religious Group Aims to Ban Rihanna From Senegal

by Garry Watts February 4, 2018, 1:04
Religious Group Aims to Ban Rihanna From Senegal

Meanwhile, Rihanna took to Twitter with her plea to world leaders on behalf of GPE.

Barbadian singer Rihanna (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron pose a they attend the conference "GPE Financing Conference, an Investment in the Future" organised by the Global Partnership for Education in Dakar on February 2, 2018.

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

It is not the first time the young French leader and the singer of "Umbrella" fame have met: she visited the Elysee Palace in July after tweeting him on the same issue.

Donor nations announced on Saturday (Feb 3) US$2.3 billion in funding to support education in developing countries, following an worldwide meeting in the Senegalese capital Dakar.

The conference in turn asks partner countries to devote 20 per cent of public expenditure to education - a level that can be particularly hard for countries battling jihadists or civil conflicts.

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Literacy in sub-Saharan Africa hovers around 65 percent, according to UNESCO, the UN's culture and education agency, and girls lose out disproportionately.

"But education must be seen with the same urgency", she added.

At the meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron, co-hosting the event with Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall, announced that France's contribution over the three-year period was rising to €200 million (US$250 million) from €17 million (US$21 million) for 2014-2017.

Macron, traveling with his wife, Brigitte, later will visit French forces serving with the G5 Sahel, a five-nation regional force launched past year to counter growing extremism in West Africa.

President Akufo-Addo left the country in the early hours of yesterday for a return trip to Senegal. She reportedly travelled on the same South African Airways flight as World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.


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