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CMU-Africa Graduates 100th Student, Smart Africa Celebrates 1st ...

Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) marked a significant milestone on June 6th, 2017, graduating its 100th student at this year's graduation ceremony. The Class of 2017 ... Read More »

News from Carnegie Mellon University Africa

We regularly report on the accomplishments and projects of our faculty, alumni, students and researchers. Articles from earlier in the year and news from previous years are available in the archives; use the left-hand navigation to view. 

Tuesday 16th, May, 2017

Carnegie Mellon Leads Discussion at Transform Africa Summit

President Emeritus Jared Cohon lead the CMU delegation at the Transform Africa Summit, the leading African forum that brings together global leaders from government, business and international organizations to discuss new ways of accelerating and sustaining Africa’s digital revolution. Read more.

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Student and alumni news stories

Saturday 9th, September 2017

Guest Talk: Amiri Mugarura

The Software Engineering club hosted Mr. Amiri Mugarura who presented his research on Health Information Systems (HIS). Read more.

Tuesday 6th, June 2017

CMU-Africa Graduates 100th Student, Smart Africa Celebrates 1st Graduates

Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) marked a significant milestone on June 6th, 2017, graduating its 100th student at this year’s graduation ceremony. Read more.

Wednesday 12th, April, 2017

CMU-Africa Students Traveling to Facebook F8 After Winning Bot Party and Hackathon in Kigali, Rwanda

Four students from Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) will be traveling to San Jose, California to attend the Facebook Developer Conference F8 on April 18-19. Read more

Wednesday 5th, April, 2017

Smart Africa Commits to Support 30 Students at CMU-Africa

The Smart Africa Secretariat has renewed its partnership to Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) with a three-year commitment to support 30 students through the Smart Africa Scholarship Fund. Read more

Wednesday 5th, April, 2017

CMU-Africa Launches Fund in Honor of Late Alumnus and Faculty Member

Carnegie Mellon University Africa (CMU-Africa) has launched a fund in honor of late alumnus and faculty member Dr. Jeremiah N. Mpagazehe. Read more

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Guest Speaker series

Thursday 1st, February, 2016

Vampire Drones: CEO Keller Rinaudo details Rwanda’s UAV solution for last mile blood supply

Keller Rinaudo, CEO of Zipline Inc, delighted students and faculty at CMU-R with a wide-ranging discussion about the solution that his company is providing the Government of Rwanda to enable delivery of blood throughout the country via Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV). Read More

Thursday 3rd, September, 2015

Fred Swaniker lecture on leadership, entrepreneurship and his newest venture

African Leadership Group founder held a Distinguished Lecture and Q&A session with our students on Thursday 3rd September. He spoke about the need for leadership developement in Africa, and entrepreneurship as the path to job creation for the continent. Swaniker also outlined his plans for expanding the African Leadership University, with Rwanda among the possible future campus locations. Read More