Belle of the Ball: Barack and Michelle’s Final State Dinner

“Today is bittersweet for Michelle and I because this marks the final official visit and state dinner of my presidency. But it’s OK. We saved the best for last,” President Obama said, kicking off their star-studded, going away dinner. Organized in honor of Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini, the Obamas didn’t…

United Nations Addresses Issue of Drug-Resistant Diseases

  The United Nations has entered the discussion on the issue of drug-resistant diseases, which are believed responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in fact referred to antimicrobial resistance as a “fundamental threat” to global health at a recent UN General Assembly meeting. Officials at the recent meeting…

Zambia’s Catherine Phiri: A Shining Star Both In and Out of the Ring

Female boxing has gained serious momentum over recent years and one of the biggest rising stars hails from Zambia. Catherine Phiri debuted in the ring on July 25, 2011, defeating fellow Zambian fighter Esther Chalwe. Five years later, Phiri would make history after dethroning current Mexican champion Yazmin Rivas. Phiri became the first Zambian female…