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Africa news roundup: 1-7 November

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Funders back Africa’s underwater heritage, black students’ experiences shared, Ghana innovation centre honours Kofi Anan, and more.

Unesco and Japan to support Africa’s underwater heritage

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the government of Japan have announced a project to help African countries protect their “underwater heritage”, which includes shipwrecks and archaeological sites. The project was developed in partnership with the National Museums of Kenya. Participants from 16 African countries will attend workshops in Kenya. “This project will contribute to raising awareness of the importance of safeguarding Africa’s vulnerable underwater heritage, and encourage Unesco member states to put in place sound policies for researching, managing and promoting underwater cultural heritage in the Africa region,” said Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, director of Unesco’s East Africa office, in a statement.

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