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Friday, 10 February 2012 14:22

PhotoNEWS: Rapper 50 Cent visit Kenya and Somali for Charity

Written by Associated Press
50 Cent (c.)  visits children in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya 50 Cent (c.) visits children in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya ROSE OGOLA/AP

Rapper 50 Cent is teaming up with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.

The rap star flew to Dolo, Somalia, on Wednesday. Tens of thousands of women and children have fled there over the last year to flee a devastating famine that killed tens of thousands of people across Somalia. WFP said the rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, has committed to provide 1 billion meals for the hungry, and is donating to WFP 10 cents from every sale of a new energy drink called Street King that he is promoting.

The U.N. last week declared an end to Somalia’s six-month famine, though it said tens of thousands of people still need food aid to survive. The British government estimates that between 50,000 and 100,000 people died from the famine’s effects.

 

50CENT10F_3_WEB50 Cent at orphaned children in Kenya's biggest slum, Kibera in Nairobi. (ROSE OGOLA/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Abby Ross

 

 

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