US first lady Melania Trump and US president Donald Trump look on as  German chancellor Angela Merkel talks to French president Emmanuel Macron at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2018. Photograph:  François Mori

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Members of Malawi’s Zomba Prison Project band. Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

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Angelique Kidjo: Eve
  • Music
  • January 31, 2014, 00:00

Angélique Kidjo, from Benin in west Africa, is a powerhouse: Grammy winner, Unicef ambassador, campaigner for women’s rights. Kidjo’s live shows are e(...)