The latest updates from Cambridge Africa and our initiatives.

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The watershed: A career-determining experience

February 7th 2023, marked the beginning of the journey.

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Dendrochronology Workshop in Zambia by Paul Krusic

Thanks to the ALBORADA Fund, my co-organizers and I are facilitating an African Field School focusing on the science of Dendrochronology.

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Cambridge-Africa Postgraduate Research Symposium 2023

On Wednesday 21st of June 2023, Cambridge-Africa hosted a university-wide postgraduate research symposium for scholars from the African continent at Hughes Hall.

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My Research post Cambridge Africa PhD on Cocoa and other Plant Viruses Blog Post

I am Dr. Ebenezer Antwi Gyamera, one of the five scholars in the first cohort of the Cambridge-Africa PhD programme.

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Chilombo Musa's time as a Cambridge-Africa PhD student

About a decade before coming to Cambridge, I imagined a future in property investment and development.

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Discovering the viruses of yam in Côte d’Ivoire

Certain species of Dioscorea, better known as yam, are important sources of food and pharmaceuticals.

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Dr Prince Asare's bioinformatics journey

As a young scientist, and a trained molecular epidemiologist, I have developed a keen research interest in Mycobacterial diseases over the past decade.

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Understanding the immune control of HPV-mediated cervical pre-cancer: from the bench to the bedside

Understanding the immune control of HPV-mediated cervical precancer; from the bench to the bedside—Ademola Aiyenuro, PhD in Pathology Before Cambridge I was born in Kano state, the Northern part of Nigeria.…

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Mark Owusu's Trip to Ghana: Outbreaks and Outreach

My name is Mark Owusu and I am a Ghanaian PhD student in the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge and am being supervised by Professor Caroline…

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Urban densification and low-cost housing in Ethiopia

Over one billion urban dwellers live in so-called ‘slums’ in the global South and this is projected to grow to more than three billion by 2050 (UNHabitat, 2016).

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A Life in Research - Refiloe Masekela

Written by Dr Tabitha Mwangi, Cambridge Africa Programme Manager, University of Cambridge and published in Kenya Airways magazine Meet the medical scientist who has dedicated her life to understanding the impact…

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Uncovering 'Revolutionary Papers' of decolonization movements

In today’s public discourse, the term decolonization has become disconnected from its own history—the tide of anticolonial liberation movements that transformed countries across the Global South and the entire world…

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