July 12, 2013

  • Africa: A Remarkable Exchange Experience [Blog]

    Sithabile Tirivarombo of Zimbabwe completed her PhD at Rhodes University, South Africa, in August 2012 and graduated in early April 2013. She was a member of the SSAWRN network and... Read more »



May 24, 2013



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April 11, 2013

  • Malawi: Some Bacteria Like It Hot [Blog]

    Benjamin Kumwenda from Malawi began his scientific career studying undergraduate biology at the University of Malawi - Chancellor College in Zomba. But as he made his way through... Read more »



April 09, 2013

  • Zimbabwe: Modernizing the Horticulture of Tea [Blog]

    Godwil Madamombe, a native of Zimbabwe, earned his bachelor's degree in crop science and his master's degree in crop protection at the University of Zimbabwe, based in Harare. Read more »



February 11, 2013



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January 28, 2013

  • Uganda: Why Are Hippos Dying of Anthrax? [Blog]

    Celsus Sente is just beginning his work as a RISE student, but he brings to it a wealth of diverse experiences in several fields and a fervent curiosity about nature. Read more »



January 23, 2013



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January 10, 2013

  • Congo-Kinshasa: The Challenges of Modeling the Congo [Blog]

    Raphael Tshimanga is the first RISE student in the SSAWRN network to have completed his PhD, and he is impatient to put it to good use. He will do so by returning to his home... Read more »



October 08, 2012



September 04, 2012

  • Mauritius: Life As a Scientist in Mauritius [Blog]

    Guest blog by Joseph Jean Maurice Ravina. Mr. Ravina, a native of Mauritius, earned his MSc from the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of Dar es Salaam in November... Read more »



April 23, 2012

  • Kenya: The Next Frontier of Memory Devices [Blog]

    Cosmas Muiva, born in Kenya in 1971, is one of several RISE students who have been waiting for many years-more than a decade, in his case-for the support he needs to advance in his... Read more »



April 19, 2012



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April 11, 2012

  • Nigeria: 'The Whole World Is Interested' [Blog]

    If names are any guide, Isiaka Oluwole Oladele would seem to have been born under an auspicious star. His middle name, Oluwole, means roughly "God has come home" in the Yoruba... Read more »



February 10, 2012

  • Kenya: 'They Call It the Wonder Drug' [Blog]

    After a slow start in life, Karambu Muriithi is today a RISE student in a hurry. She grew up in a poor region of the equatorial Meru district, near the slopes of Mt. Kenya, where... Read more »



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