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Africa news roundup: 2-8 November

The latest headlines in African research policy and funding, including gender equity grants, free neuroscience papers, and a call to build an African clinical trials registry.

Buea, Winneba and Cape Town win gender equity grants

Three African universities have won funding for gender equity projects from the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The winners of the £1,000 (US$1,300) projects were announced on 1 November. The funding will be used for various activities aimed at promoting inclusivity at universities. The University of Education in Winneba, Ghana, will host a gender summit and review its policies against sexual harassment. The University of Cape Town in South Africa will focus on identifying and fighting barriers faced by women researchers. Cameroon’s University of Buea will work on a gender action plan for its curriculum. The other winners are based in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Fiji, Pakistan, and the United Kingdom.

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