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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... Read rest of text

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Security at the Margins (SeaM)

SeaM is a three-year collaboration between CAS and the University of the Witwatersand, which explores the strategies individuals use to negotiate marginality in urban South Africa. At a time of increased homophobic and xenophobic attacks,... Read more about: Security at the Margins (SeaM)

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Realising Justice? Negotiating Land Reform in Southern Africa: Engaging with Global Perspectives

Second workshop of an International Partnership and Mobility Scheme - Chrystal Macmillan Building 6th Floor, Mon 16th June 2016


Director General Nigerian National Pension Commission, Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, will deliver a guest lecture to share her knowledge and experience from this emerging African funding and

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