Gloria Ghedini reported the following news from the magazine France Amerique.
Angelique Kidjo, a singer from Benin, Africa, but currently residing in New York City, has established the Batonga Foundation with the objective of financing young African girls. "If a mother is educated, then she will do the utmost to keep her children in school." Intermingling her musical tours with trips to African countries in peril, Angelique has very painfully witnessed children with AIDS and suffering abused women, Just this past September, she spent 2 days in Darfur. She is disappointed in the performance of the African Union. This energetic singer also visited a child care center in Zeynab, financed by a micro-credit union. Those interested to learn mkore of her work or hear her albums can log onto http://www.batongafoundaiton.org/.