Refugee elected first black Rector of University of Edinburgh

– – A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Debora Kayembe has been elected the first black Rector of the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. Debora Kayembe was elected unopposed and will serve as the University’s 54th Rector, according to the University. She will assume the role of Rector on 1 March, 2021, replacing Ann Henderson who served as Rector for 3 years. This is the first time a black woman is taking on the role in over 400 years. As Rector Kayembe will be a member…

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