Rihanna presses leaders to fund global education

"Rihanna doesn't hide it: she's part of the Illuminati, a branch of Freemasons".

Jeune Afrique quotes Senegal's interior minister as saying he will ensure the safety of all conference attendees. In her tweet to Macron Rihanna, who met with him in Paris in July, thanked the French leader for the conference, but urged him to make efforts to raise 250 million euros.

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

Rihanna has used her star power to urge key governments to commit to ensuring education for the world's poorest as she takes part in an global conference in Senegal.

The conference, co-hosted by President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Emmanuel Macron of the France, had leaders of bodies like UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank in attendance, along with private individuals like Rihanna, who is a GPE Global Ambassador.

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.

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. She was chosen for the role after founding the Clara Lionel Foundation, which also focuses on breaking down barriers preventing education throughout the world.

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