French Voters Elect Emmanuel Macron as Their New President 

The good people of France have spoken against the nationalist and populist proposals of extreme-right politics. Emanuel Macron, a 39-year-old Minister of Finance and former investment banking firm executive will succeed President Francois Hollande, marking a departure from the political stronghold of the French Socialist party. Macron did not win by a landslide; nonetheless, early counting…

New French President-Elect Macron Suffers Email Hack Right Before Elections 

A cyber attack eerily similar to the one perpetrated against Hillary Clinton in the United States is being investigated by French law enforcement and intelligence agencies. Hackers apparently gained access to the email servers and computer network used by Emmanuel Macron, the former leading candidate and now French president-elect. Copies of the messages and other…

Dr. Vera Songwe Assumes an Important Post 

A Prestigious Appointment Recently, Dr. Vera Songwe was appointed as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa (the “ECA”). An economist with extensive experience directing policies relating to the World Bank’s activities in West Africa, she becomes the first African woman to hold the influential position. The United Nations Economic Commission For Africa issued…