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Focus on Africa

Tanzania's Professor Hulda Swai wins prestigious science award.

Duration: 53 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC World Service East and Southern AfricaLatest broadcast: on BBC World Service West and Central Africa

Tanzanian professor of life sciences and bio-engineering, Hulda Swai, has been declared the 2020 winner of the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Awards for Scientific Excellence.

The Gambia holds hearings on the massacre of West African migrants during ex-president Yahya Jammeh’s rule.

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(Picture: Professor Hulda Swai winner of the 2020 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Awards for Scientific Excellence. Credit: Professor Hulda Swai) Show less

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