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Centre of African Studies



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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Social Media and Security in Africa

'SMS Africa' is a three-year project, providing a timely understanding of the role social media in driving (in)security in Africa. It is led by Drs Thomas Molony and Maggie Dwyer, with partners in Kenya, Tanzania... Read more about: Social Media and Security in Africa

May 31 Hosted by: Kate Dodgson # HumanityX Lab at Leiden University’s Centre for Innovation One Day Workshop on Blockchain, Trust and Global Challenges 09:00 (8 hours) Room 6.02, Chrystal Macmillan Building, George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD