Centre of African Studies

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    The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa and 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 programmes...


New interactive feature published on El Pais Planeta Futuro, by Gianluca Iazzolino and Marco Bello, Italian journalist

They examine and compare the uptake of mobile money services in Somaliland, Haiti and Burkina Faso and dispel a few myths on digital financial inclusion

CAS researchers awarded British Library grant to protect endangered archive in Nairobi, Kenya

Tom Molony and doctoral candidate Tom Cunningham have been awarded a grant to help with the protection of the archive of the Presbyterian Church of

Paul Nugent appointed member of Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

From September 2015 to June 2016.

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