Rihanna and French President Macron Join Forces For Education

Clashes in Guinea ahead Sunday's local elections

Clashes in Guinea ahead Sunday's local elections

The UAE's pledge was announced during the GPE conference held on Friday in Dakar, Senegal, in the presence of French president Emmanuel Macron and Senegal's president Macky Sall.

French President Emmanuel Macron is visiting Senegal, where he's expected to join singer Rihanna in rallying funding for global education and meet French troops fighting Islamic extremists.

"Supporting education is not a choice we can make or not make, it is a necessity", said the French president.

The Dakar Conference, which brings together governments and the private sector, aims to raise $ 3.1 billion over the next three years to support the education of 870 million children.

At ease with the African heads of state gathered onstage, Rihanna put her arm around Malian leader Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and joked around with Senegal's President Sall. France is donating 200 million euros to the partnership.

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The Barbados-born singer also has a non-profit foundation "Clara Lionel", which includes a student scholarship fund at American universities.

"I would like to thank President Macron for having me".

Brigitte meanwhile already met Angelina Jolie in Paris this week as Hollywood star where she discussed her recent trip to Jordan and urged members of the UN Security Council to resolve the conflict in Syria.

Shielding her eyes behind a pair of oversized sunglasses, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina also made a stop at the Guerlain boutique on the Champs-Elysées, where she is believed to have posed for an ad campaign.

A rapid reaction force of Senegalese troops was recently deployed to Mali as part of a UN peacekeeping mission with France's blessing, as the worldwide community attempts to contain Al-Qaeda-linked groups wreaking havoc in the unstable desert nation.

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