France’s Macron plans Sahel trip later this week

Newly elected President Emmanuel Macron of France promised during his campaign that once in office, his first trip abroad would be to see French troops stationed in the Sahel in Operation Barkhane. Now he’s making good on that promise with a visit, expected to be in Mali, on Thursday or…

UN agencies advance protection of antiquities, cultural heritage

The United Nations Security Council has moved to strengthen protections against the destruction and trafficking of priceless antiquities and humanity’s shared cultural heritage. Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO – the United Nations entity that helps to protect cultural sites across the globe – hailed the adoption of a new…

AU announces Kwame Nkrumah awards for African women in science

The Gender Pre-Summit of the African Union (AU) began Tuesday in Addis Ababa, with the presentation of awards to five distinguished female scientists from across the continent whose research contributions in water management, medicine and more were honored. The meetings ahead of the summit, chaired by Dr. Jean Kalilani of…