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

The plant scientist with a practical vision for Africa (and who wasn’t content to sit and drink tea).

17 Oct 2019

Carol Nkechi Ibe discovered the hard way what it’s like to be bright and educated, and yet feel like you know almost nothing. The life science...

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Hadza children engaged in cooking play

Gendered play in hunter-gatherer children strongly influenced by community demographics

26 Sep 2019

The gendered play of children from two hunter-gatherer societies is strongly influenced by the demographics of their communities and the gender roles...

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Women in STEM: Valentina Ndolo

01 Aug 2019

Valentina Ndolo is a Gates Cambridge Scholar in the Department of Veterinary Medicine, where she is a PhD student developing mathematical models to...

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African academics collaborate on Cambridge Research Office programme

21 Jun 2019

Academics from across sub-Saharan Africa gathered in Cambridge this week to share knowledge and attend talks on how to build greater capacity in...

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Burial team in Guinea carry a victim of Ebola, 2015. UN Photo/Martine Perret

Half of Ebola outbreaks go undetected, study finds

14 Jun 2019

Half of Ebola outbreaks have gone undetected since the virus was discovered in 1976, scientists at the University of Cambridge estimate. The new...

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Stronger political leadership needed to close global gender divide in education – report

21 Jan 2019

The poorest girls in many Commonwealth countries spend no more than five years in school, with the global target of 12 years of quality universal...

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University of Cambridge researchers

Black researchers shaping the future

10 Oct 2018

As the UK marks Black History Month, researchers from across the University talk about their route to Cambridge, their inspiration and their...

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Ebola and Lassa fever targeted by new vaccine trial and improved surveillance

25 Sep 2018

Scientists hope that a new approach to vaccine development, combined with improved surveillance of potential future threats of outbreak, could help...

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Cambridge to launch new Africa Strategy Working Group

30 Nov 2017

New panel will advise on University's engagement with Africa

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Innovative stadium will be the home of cricket in East Africa

27 Oct 2017

Cambridge architectural engineer is part of the team that has built Rwanda’s first international stadium

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'Last mile’ fingerprints

20 Sep 2017

Cambridge start-up Simprints, awarded $2.45 million in new grant money, targets the developing world with fingerprinting technology to help deliver...

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Target ‘best connected neighbours’ to stop spread of infection in developing countries

24 Jul 2017

An innovative new study takes a network theory approach to targeted treatment in rural Africa, and finds that a simple algorithm may be more...

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