The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.

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Housing in Ethiopian Secondary Cities: Dilla's Affordable Housing Crisis and Solutions

Written by Dr Minna Sunikka-Blank (Architecture) & Dr Engida Esayas Dube (Geography, Dilla University) Access to affordable housing is a significant challenge for low-income households in Ethiopia, as in many rapidly…

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The story of ‘12 Remarkable African Life Scientists’

This book’s  long journey began with a wish to see stories of African scientists as role models to inspire young people to research.

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Classics Beyond Borders

Written by Dr Frisbee Sheffield, Faculty of Classics, Cambridge With the support of the Cambridge-Africa Alborada Research Fund and the Leventis Foundation, the Faculty of Classics has established a collaboration with…

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My Summer Journey at Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute: A Dive into the World of Cancer Research

IntroductionIn the quiet corridors of Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute (CRUK CI), amidst the hum of sophisticated equipment and the groundbreaking research, I embarked on a journey that would forever…

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Simprints- A new kind of tech for good

An estimated 850 million people globally lack formal identification, which makes it incredibly hard to verify that critical services are reaching the people they’re meant for.

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Testing approaches and building capacity for fall armyworm control in Nigeria

Sarah Luke and Edgar Turner, University of Cambridge/University of Nottingham, UK, and Mobolade D.

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Researching foreign language acquisition in anglophone and francophone Africa

I am Dr Hafissatou Kane, an Intern Associate Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal.

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My journey to Cambridge

Inioluwa Afolabi was awarded the Cambridge-Africa Amit Bhasin* Prize for 2023 in recognition of being an outstanding African student in Cambridge.

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PATS MECOR – A Breath of Fresh Air

I recently had the pleasure of experiencing my first Pan African Thoracic Society (PATS) Methods in Epidemiologic, Clinical and Operational Research (MECOR) – “PATS MECOR” course.

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Bio-Materials as Sustainable Electrolytes for Resilient Battery Systems

Power outages are common in Africa's vast cities, while many rural areas don't even have access to electricity.

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My Cambridge Experience - a Ugandan Medical Student at Addenbrookes

This year, 2023 I had the opportunity to study at one of the most prominent learning institutions in the world, Cambridge University.

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Palm Oil Cultivation - a West African Story

Oil palm is a cash crop and is widely grown across the tropics.

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