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 euros ($250 million) from 17 million euros ($21 million) for 2014-2017.
It was on the invitation of his colleague Presidents Macky Sall and Emmanuel Macron of Senegal and France respectively, for an worldwide conference on the theme, 'Replenishment of the Funds of the Global Partnership for Education'.
"This is one of the, if not the, largest gatherings of its kind to really demonstrate political will, financial investment, the urgency of the education crisis", Alice Albright, CEO of the Global Partnership for Education told AFP.
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"This is a fight that we are never going to stop fighting until every boy and every girl has access to education", she added.
Rihanna continues to be an advocate for education around the world.
The conference is held to raise funds for education in impoverished nations.
"Rihanna doesn't hide it: she's part of the Illuminati, a branch of Freemasons".
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The event now attracts up to 30,000 visitors to Punxsutawney, Jefferson County, located about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The tradition came to North America when German immigrants arrived in what is now the eastern state of Pennsylvania.
Macron, travelling with his wife, Brigitte, then visited French forces serving with the G5 Sahel, a five-nation regional force launched a year ago to counter growing extremism in West Africa.
Senegalese police made several arrests on Friday afternoon when dispersing a protest march by "France Degage", a group which wants the former colonial power to reduce its role in Senegal.
Jeune Afrique quotes Senegal's interior minister as saying he will ensure the safety of all conference attendees.
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It paid dividends on 55 minutes when Juan Mata crossed for Romelu Lukaku to steer in his 12th goal of the Premier League season. The club will also hold a commemorative service inside Old Trafford on the anniversary of the crash on Tuesday, February 6.