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WATERLOO — The University of Waterloo will host two African graduate students this fall, supporting their research into crucial issues such as conflict resolution, health and food security affecting Africa.

They’re among 15 African students who were awarded $10,000 grants to study at top Canadian universities through the Africa Initiative program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo in partnership with the Makerere University in Uganda.

The students, coming from universities in Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, picked the Canadian professors they wanted to work alongside on their research.

“It gives them an opportunity to explore...

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