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The passing of Professor Thandika Mkandawire

March 27, 2020

The Harvard Center for African Studies sends our deepest heartfelt condolences to Professor Thandika Mkandawire's family and friends. His passing is a great loss to our community. Professor Thandika Mkandawire was the Chair of African Development and Professor of African Development at the London School of Economics. He contributed immensely to the scholarship of social sciences in Africa.

We wish to share CODESRIA's announcement on his passing and tribute to his scholarly work and highly esteemed career here:...

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Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program Alum, Alex Fitzgerald '17, shares her Harvard experience on Kaya FM

February 24, 2020

Alexandra (Alex) Fitzgerald (Harvard Law School / HSAFP '17), attorney of the High Court of South Africa and a Senior Legal Officer at the South Africa Human Rights Commission, shares her experience at Harvard and the Harvard South Africa Fellowship Program (HSAFP) on Kaya FM (South Africa).

"Would you be where you are today had you not gone to Harvard?"

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J-Term Grantee Mohamed Ally Iddi (College 2021) hosts three-week coding boot camp in Tanzania

January 27, 2020

In January 2020, the Center for African Studies supported Mohamed Ally Iddi, a rising senior studying computer science at Harvard College, to travel and organize a three-week coding boot camp named “BitHub255” for students in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, during J-Term.

The aim of the project was to demystify computer science by introducing students to the basics of programming using Python. Mohamed collaborated with two students Edmund Sepeku (Rochester ‘22) and Akram Ismail...

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The Center Mourns the Passing of Two Accomplished Africanists in Our Community: Professor James Pritchett and Professor Tejumola Olaniyan

December 10, 2019

 

It is with a heavy heart that the Harvard Center for African Studies announces the passing of two accomplished Africanists in our community, Professor James Pritchett (Michigan State University) and Professor Tejumola Olaniyan (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

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Tom Osborn, CAS Summer Grantee, Publishes Research on Depression and Anxiety Among Kenyan High School Students

November 8, 2019

Over the past two summers, the Center for African Studies supported Tom Osborn (College '20) to travel to Kenya and work on the Shamiri (Swahili for “thrive”) project. Tom is concentrating in Psychology with a secondary in Computer Science. He is the President of the Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club and resides in Eliot House.

The Shamiri project is a wellness and academic functioning intervention developed for adolescent high school students in Kibera, Kenya....

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Dr. Paul Farmer Awarded Rwanda’s National Order of Outstanding Friendship (Igihango), by Rwandan President Paul Kagame

October 30, 2019

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Saturday, September 1st, 2019, Dr. Paul Farmer, Faculty Affiliate at the Harvard Center for African Studies, was awarded Rwanda's highest honor, the National Order of Outstanding Friendship (Igihango) by the Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Igihango is awarded to distinguished...

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