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Rwanda launches continental maths hub

Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, this week celebrated the official opening of its African Institute for Mathematical Sciences campus—the second in East Africa and the fifth on the continent.

Rwanda is scheduled to take over the headquarters of the pan-African mathematics network from Cape Town, South Africa, where AIMS was launched in 2003.

Welcoming scientists and policymakers to the opening, Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, emphasised the role science and technology need to play in African development.

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