Every object in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology tells not just one but many stories. The Museum’s collections chronicle two million years of human history, revealing the diversity of human life over millennia and the ongoing dynamism of world cultures in the present. Many individual artefacts reflect histories and cultures that are contested.
The International Criminal Court’s focus on African states has led to pushback from the continent, yet intervening anywhere else looks increasingly unlikely, argues Adam Branch from the Department of POLIS.
A complication of pregnancy that causes the mother’s blood pressure to rise – often fatally – is more common in women of African descent than any other. Research in Uganda by African and Cambridge researchers is helping to uncover why.
Research into a ‘playful’ and increasingly popular urban language that grew out of the necessity for criminals to hide their true intent could help organisations in Uganda communicate better with the country’s huge young population.
The increasing urbanisation of rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to an explosion in incidences of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study carried out in Uganda which found that even small changes towards more urban lifestyles was associated with increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
As a researcher in Uganda and Sudan, law specialist Dr Sarah Nouwen became increasingly aware of the ‘one-way’ nature of her fieldwork. She vowed that she would return with the book that depended on the generosity of so many people. In January she did just that.