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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

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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

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Jan 27 Africa in 2021: Covid, Climate and Democracy 16:00 (2 hours) Africa in 2021: Covid, Climate and Democracy Tickets, Wed 27 Jan 2021 at 16:00 | Eventbrite

Feb 03 Hosted by: Akin Iwilade # University of Edinburgh; Speaker: Aisha Yesufu # Human Rights Activist, Abuja Nigeria; Speaker: Charles Ukeje # Obafemi Awolowo University; Speaker: Ini Dele-Adedeji # University of Edinburgh The Many Meanings of #EndSars in Nigeria 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Microsoft Teams

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