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

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

At the conference that she's scheduled to attend, Senegalese president Macky Sall will also be hosting with the Barbadian bad gal and Macron.

"We've made tremendous progress today, but of course, our work is never done", she said.

Macron and Rihanna previously met in Paris last summer, where the two discussed education and her charitable foundation to promote education worldwide.

Ahead of the event, Rihanna tweeted world leaders asking them to commit to funding education in the world's poorest nations, including British leader Theresa May and Australia's Malcolm Turnbull.

The Wild Thoughts singer arrived in Dakar on Friday where she will host talks with Macron as part of her effort to raise funds for education.

The Dakar conference, which brings together governments and the private sector, aims to raise $3.1-billion over the coming three years to support education for 870 million children around the world.

However, the masses may not know her most important work as a humanitarian and ambassador for Global Partnerships for Education (GPE). The conference, in turn, asks the partner countries to spend 20% of their public spending on education - a level that can be particularly hard for countries struggling with jihadists or civilian conflicts.

Macron, travelling with his wife, Brigitte, then visited 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.

He will be accompanied by President Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, which along with France is financing protective measures for the former capital of what was known until 1902 as French West Africa.

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