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The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa and CAS is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Africa. The Centre of African Studies was founded in 1962. It was one of the original African Studies Centres in the UK founded on the recommendation of the Hayter Commission. The Centre of African Studies acts as a focal point for postgraduate teaching and supervision on Africa and a hub for research... Read rest of text

Featured Research

Innovation & Inclusive Industrialisation in Agro-Processing

Innovation and Inclusion Industrialisation in Agro-Processing is a two-year collaboration between researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Johannesburg, and the Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania.... Read more about: Innovation & Inclusive Industrialisation in Agro-Processing

Congratulations on new appointment

Sidy Cissokho, who was a postdoctoral researcher on the AFRIGOS project between 2016 and 2019 has been appointed to the prestigious French National Center for

COVIDaction Responsible Data Challenge

Jean-Benoît Falisse was awarded a development grant from the COVIDaction Responsible Data Challenge.

Sep 30 Speaker: Jeremy Dell # University of Edinburgh Dying for History: The Politics of Ta’rikh in the Niger Bend 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Microsoft Teams

Oct 07 Speaker: Alex Thurston # Univ. of Cincinatti Mali's coup and the Sahelian crisis 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Microsoft Teams

Oct 14 Speaker: Francis Nyamnjoh # University of Cape Town Covid-19 and the Resilience of Systemic Suppression, Oppression and Repression 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Microsoft Teams