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Friday, February 10th, 2017   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News   |  

Harvard University Center for African Studies Appoints New Executive Director for Inaugural Office in Africa

Obenewa Amponsah will lead operations for the Harvard University Center for African Studies office in Johannesburg, South Africa. CAMBRIDGE, MA – The Harvard university Center for African Studies has appointed Y.… Read more »
Tuesday, April 7th, 2015   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News, Spotlight   |  

The Harvard Crimson Features Center for African Studies

The Harvard Crimson featured the Center for African Studies (CAS) in its article “Harvard Moves to Open Three New Offices Abroad.” The article, by Crimson writer Meg Bernhard, cites our planned office in Cape Town, South Africa.… Read more »
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News   |   Tags:

A vision of education for Kenya, by Harvard Gazette

Ed School graduate aims to improve learning outcomes at home by Corydon Ireland, Harvard Staff Writer Published: May 30, 2013 This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.… Read more »
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News   |   Tags: , ,

Reflections on justice delayed, by Harvard Gazette

Elkins discusses Britain’s settlement with victims of abuse during Kenya’s Mau Mau rebellion     File photo by Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer“Thursday was an historic day. It was the day the British government finally decided to settle the Mau Mau case that was filed in the high court in 2009,” said Caroline Elkins, a Harvard history professor whose Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Imperial Reckoning,” helped get the trial going.… Read more »
Monday, June 10th, 2013   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News   |   Tags: , ,

CAS Chair Professor Caroline Elkins’ Research on British Atrocities in Kenya Leads to Historic Settlement

JUNE 10 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On June 6, 2013, British Foreign Secretary William Hague announced in the House of Commons that Britain will pay £19.9m in compensation to more than 5,000 veterans of the Mau Mau uprising, who were incarcerated and tortured by British colonial officials in the 1950s in Kenya.… Read more »
Friday, June 7th, 2013   |   Posted in Faculty, Harvard and Africa News, News   |  

CAS Faculty Chair Elkins responds to Mau Mau compensation annoucement by British government

Britain has said sorry to the Mau Mau. The rest of the empire is still waiting British colonial violence was brutal, and systematic. If there is any justice, the Mau Mau’s stunning legal victory should be the first of many by Caroline Elkins Published: June 6, 2013 in The Guardian Kenyans tortured during the Mau Mau rebellion are to receive compensation payments from the British government.… Read more »
Thursday, June 6th, 2013   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News   |   Tags: ,

MGH/Harvard revitalize Botswana partnership

Published: May 22, 2013 in Mmegi Online Outreach is an important part of the mission of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and our department.   A robust working collaboration between the Harvard community and Botswana has existed for over a decade through the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership (BHP). … Read more »
Thursday, May 30th, 2013   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News   |   Tags: , ,

Harvard alumni bank on scale to improve educational quality in Africa

A By-the-E-Book Education, for $5 a Month By Tina Rosenberg Published: May 22, 2013 in New York Times, Opinionator Bridge International AcademiesKindergarten students on their way to lunch at Bridge International Academy in Mbale Town, Vihiga County, in Western Kenya, one of a fast-growing chain of schools providing education for about $5 a month.… Read more »
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013   |   Posted in Harvard and Africa News, News   |   Tags: ,

Light along a jagged border, by Harvard Gazette

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative report’s multiple viewpoints provide insight on Sudanese conflict by Alvin Powell Published: May 22, 2013 in Harvard Gazette Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer“You’re talking about basically an area closed off to the outside world,” said Brittany Card, a coordinator of data analysis in the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s Signal Program on Human Security and Technology.… Read more »
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013   |   Posted in Faculty, Harvard and Africa News, Publications   |  

Africa Needs Development Armies

by Calestous Juma Professor of the Practice of International Development; Director, Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; Principal Investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa Published: September 13, 2007 in Business Daily, (Africa) The United Nations Security Council has extended the peace-keeping mandate of the African Union in Somalia.… Read more »
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