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Higher Education and Libraries in Africa

February 14, 2012

Johannesburg City Library Upgraded for the New Millennium

Model city library transformed with technological upgrades is a community asset and learning center of excellence.  The Johannesburg City Library celebrated its grand re-opening today. The...
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February 2, 2012

Rise aims to shine more brightly on African sector

Times Higher Education (UK)

The Regional Initiative in Science and Education (Rise) seeks to address the chronic lack of qualified lecturers in sub-Saharan universities. Staff running the project said that almost all the...
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February 1, 2012

AAU Secretary-General, Vice Chancellors, Others Discuss the Transformation of African Higher Education

New volume recounts the impact of the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa.  Weaving Success: Voices of Change in African Higher Education, which offers an in-depth look at innovation and...
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January 28, 2012

Fellowship Program to Produce New Generation of Conflict, Security, Development Experts in Africa

$2.15 Million Carnegie Corporation-funded Program Awards 33 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships to Social Scientists African scholars in the social sciences are benefitting from an innovative...
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January 10, 2012

Uganda: Girls Still Missing Out in the North

The Observer (Uganda)

Dr Jane Ayikoru wakes up every morning to treat patients at St Francis hospital, better known as Nsambya hospital. However, only a few of the patients she sees ever pay attention to what she went...
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December 13, 2011

African Scientists at the Forefront. Breeding a Hardier Tea Leaf

Pelly Malebe's research on helping plants withstand drought is personal as well as scientific. She grew up in South Africa's drought-prone northern province of Limpopo, where crop failures are...
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December 8, 2011

African Doctoral Academy to Boost Ph.D. Training, Research Opportunities with $1M Grant

In a continuing effort to work with African institutions of higher education in their pursuit of excellence, Carnegie Corporation of New York will invest $1 million in a capacity-building initiative...
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December 5, 2011

Sustaining Female Scholarships is Aim of Carnegie Corporation’s $1 Million Matching Grant to Makerere University

Funds to Generate Momentum for Uganda University’s Fundraising Efforts  Vartan Gregorian, President of Carnegie Corporation of New York, today announced a three-year challenge grant of $1...
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November 17, 2011

Khayelitsha Public Library Opens in Cape Town, Joburg Library to Open in 2012

Harare Public Library in Khayelitsha, the largest township in the City of Cape Town, South Africa, opens November 17.  The new library, built with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York...
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November 7, 2011

Vacation School Challenges S.A. Educators To 'Go Deeper'

Science In Africa

Three hundred Mathematics and Science teachers from Empangeni and Ladysmith recently attended a vacation school at the University of Natal's new Edgewood Campus in Pinetown. It was the first phase of...
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