November 12, 2019

In 2015, a filing cabinet was unearthed at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) headquarters in Kampala, Uganda, which contained – what turned out to be – 70,000 photographic negatives, taken by official photographers of the Idi Amin regime. The majority of these...

November 12, 2019

On 20 May 2019, the Ugandan government conferred city status upon Gulu, along with four other regional municipalities across the country (the others were Mbarara, Jinja, Fort Portal and Arua). Gulu will formally become a city in July 2020. Two weeks after the Ugandan g...

November 12, 2019

AfREC Postgraduate Coordinator and PhD candidate Tinashe Jakwa was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Deborah Cass Prize for Writing for her short story, ‘Nothing but the Queen’s English’. Of the ten shortlisted writers, Tinashe represented the Western Australian voice....

July 1, 2019

AfREC Fellows have won a number of Australia Africa Universities Network(AAUN) Partnership and Research Development Fund (PRDF) grants in the recently announced 2019 round.

According to AAUN: “The AAUN PRDF Program is an annual competitive seed funding that builds teams...

December 18, 2018

On 29-30 November 2018, AfREC Director Dr David Mickler, in his capacity as Co-Chair of the Worldwide Universities Network Global Africa Group (WUN GAG) with Professor Maano Ramutsindela (University of Cape Town), co-convened the annual WUN GAG Research Impact Workshop...

December 18, 2018

On 12 December 2018, AfREC Research Fellow and Director of the UWA Institute of Agriculture, Prof. Kadambot Siddique, attended and presented at the launch of the University of Pretoria’s ARUA Centre of Excellence in Food Security and High Level Panel Discussion on the...

December 12, 2018

Western Australian academic Hackett Professor Kadambot Siddique, director of The University of Western Australia’s Institute of Agriculture, is the first Australian to be elected fellow of The African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

The AAS is the only continental academy in...

November 16, 2018

The University of Western Australia (UWA) hosted a Visiting Delegation from the University of Ghana from 5-7 November 2018. This followed an earlier visit led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu, on 22 May 2018, during which the two institutions rene...

November 16, 2018

The Centre for Exploration Targeting hosted 28 participants from 12 African countries as part of a ‘Mineral and Energy Economics’ short course. This Australia Awards Africa short course, funded by the Australian government, is designed to build knowledge and broader le...

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