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Africa news roundup: 17-23 May

Africans appointed to UN university council, African health researchers win Japanese prize, MeerKAT opens to the public, and more…

Two Africans appointed to UN University Council

Two African academics have been appointed to the council of the United Nations University. Adam Habib and Funmi Olonisakin are among six members appointed on 15 May. Habib is the vice-chancellor of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Olonisakin, a dual Nigerian and United Kingdom citizen, is the vice-president and vice-principal international at King’s College London and an extraordinary professor at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. Council members serve six-year terms. Segenet Kelemu, the Ethiopian head of the Kenya-based International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, is the only other African member of the council. The UNU is based in Tokyo, Japan, and is the academic and research arm on the UN. It also has a campus in Accra, Ghana.

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