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Lennox to embark on Malawi trip

Published 17/01/2011 | 14:28

Annie Lennox is travelling to Malawi
Annie Lennox is travelling to Malawi

Annie Lennox has said it was a "real, real honour" to be travelling to Malawi to help in the fight against HIV and Aids.

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The former Eurythmics singer is set to visit the African nation next month in her role as special envoy for the Scottish branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.

During the five-day trip Annie will visit a number of projects that have links to Scotland, including schools, feeding centres and hospitals.

The Walking On Broken Glass star, who founded her SING campaign to raise awareness of Aids in Africa, was recently awarded an OBE for her charity work.

She said: "To have the opportunity to travel to Malawi to meet individuals and groups and help to encourage them to find ways of breaking down stigma, increase access to treatment, and improve prevention initiatives is a real, real honour for me."

Annie will also meet the speaker of the National Assembly of Malawi, as well as a number of local politicians.

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