Zimbabwe:Men and Boys Involved in Gender Equality

[Africa Renewal] Harare -”If we are going to talk about gender inequality, we need to talk about masculinities, ” stated Helena Wahlström Henriksson, Professor in Gender Studies at the Uppsala University Centre for Gender Research (Sweden) at the start of a discussion on challenging harmful constructions of masculinities, organized by the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 31 May 2018.

Continue reading

Ethiopia:Lalibela Monolithic Churches’ Rehabilitation to Start Soon

[Ethiopian Herald] Negotiation is underway between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and United Nations Education Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) to find lasting solution to the threats facing the Lalilbel’s monolithic Rock-Hewn Churches.

Continue reading

Tanzania: Discovery of 27 New Animal Species Reveals Unmatched Biodiversity

[Daily News]A STUDY by an international team of scientists coordinated by Italy’s MUSE – Science Museum has updated knowledge on the faunal richness of the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and Kenya and revealed discovery of 27 new species.

Continue reading

Mali: Experts at UN Forum Adopt Plan to Safeguard Mali’s Cultural Heritage

[UN News]International experts and decision-makers meeting at a United Nations forum in Paris today adopted an action plan to rehabilitate and safeguard Mali’s cultural heritage, which has been the target of attacks by Islamic extremists in recent months.

Continue reading

Libya: Unesco Calls for Immediate Stop to Destruction of Sufi Religious Sites

[UN News]Noting that “destroying places of religious and cultural significance cannot be tolerated,” the head of the United Nations agency tasked with safeguarding the world’s cultural heritage today spoke out against the destruction of various Sufi religious sites in Libya, and called on the perpetrators to cease immediately.

Continue reading