Cambridge researchers have long worked with African colleagues on issues that matter not just to the continent but to the world.

Raise the floor: education that works for everyone

24 Jan 2022

The evidence that convinced the international community that putting disadvantaged children first creates education systems that work for everyone.

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The chemist who saved a restaurant and launched a vision for Africa

13 Jan 2022

David Izuogu’s ambition is to establish a research institute in his home country of Nigeria. But he isn’t waiting until he realises his goal to help...

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Earliest human remains in eastern Africa dated to more than 230,000 years ago

12 Jan 2022

The age of the oldest fossils in eastern Africa widely recognised as representing our species, Homo sapiens, has long been uncertain. Now, dating of...

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The start-up bringing clean water to Uganda

08 Nov 2021

Meet social enterprise founder, Francesca O'Hanlon whose tech start-up is partnering with local plumbing businesses to bring clean water to...

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Pangolin trafficking: Iceberg tip of Nigeria's illegal trade revealed

04 Nov 2021

New findings on Nigerian-linked pangolin seizures suggest that current global estimates for trafficking of the animal are far too small, say...

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Britain's first colonial anthropology experiment revealed

12 Jun 2021

A new exhibition at MAA examines the pioneering ethnographic archive assembled by Britain’s first colonial anthropologist, Cambridge alumnus...

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Surviving birth

10 Dec 2020

Researchers at one of the busiest maternity hospitals in the world aim to help more women survive complications giving birth.

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Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

Open-source toolkit helps developing countries meet demand for COVID-19 research and diagnostics

08 Dec 2020

Researchers have developed a free, open-source toolkit that allows laboratories in developing countries to produce their own tools for COVID-19...

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In Ethiopia, schools still lack basic means to contain COVID-19, as pupils return after months of interrupted learning

07 Dec 2020

Many schools in Ethiopia lack the hygiene facilities and infrastructure to control COVID-19 effectively, as they reopen for the first time after...

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‘Spill-over’ effects show hidden value of prioritising education of poorest children and marginalised girls

20 Nov 2020

Development projects that target the education of the world’s very poorest girls also significantly improve other young people’s attainment...

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Enterprising researchers: Making a difference in Southern Africa

15 Oct 2020

An award-winning team from Cambridge, Botswana, Mozambique and Namibia has been bolstering entrepreneurship in Southern Africa and supporting some...

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Sign reading "Get Grades Not AIDs"

Antiretroviral therapy fails to treat one-third of HIV patients in Malawi hospital

03 Sep 2020

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) failure and drug resistance are extremely common in patients living with HIV who are admitted to hospital in Malawi...

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