Uganda and Sweden sign US$32 million pact to spur R&D

By Pauline Okoth [KAMPALA] Uganda and Sweden have signed a US$32 million research collaboration agreement to increase the capacity of Ugandan public universities to generate knowledge and promote research uptake for national and regional development. The research collaboration signed last month (3 November) to run for five years will involve five universities in Uganda and …

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Africa News Headlines for 1 April 2015

Kenya asks diaspora to lure tourists to help battered industry Source: Reuters How Goodluck Jonathan lost the Nigerian election Source: The Guardian On Nigerian Election Results Source: U.S. Department of State Cameroon No Longer a Polio Exporter Source: Voice of America Agoa: US lawmakers up the ante Source: IOL Business Report Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidential Victory …

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Africa News Headlines for 31 March 2015

Nigeria Election 2015 Results: Muhammadu Buhari Wins Against President Goodluck Jonathan Source: International Business Times Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan Concedes to Muhammadu Buhari Source: Africa in Transition Q&A: Monitoring violence during Nigeria’s elections Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Will Buhari’s Win in Nigeria Stick? Source: Africa in Transition Smartphone sales on the rise in East Africa Source: …

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Joint African-European PhDs bring research rewards

By Esther Nakkazi [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] Offering PhD students from Africa dual qualifications with European universities increased their research output and improved administrative procedures at partnering universities, a study reveals. The paper, published this month (3 February) in PLOS Medicine, analysed a long-running health research partnership between Uganda’s Makerere University …

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