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Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo lives to serve. The 53-year-old native of Benin, a small country in West Africa, is a tireless social activist and advocate who is particularly passionate about women’s rights. She has traveled the globe extensively, working on behalf of organizations such as UNICEF, Oxfam International and her own group, the Batonga Foundation, which she cofounded to help girls in Africa gain access to higher education.

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