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In a drive to generate scientific and technological innovation on the continent, African governments and business leaders such as Dr Alvaro Sobrinho have come together and created a scholarship that will fund high-level scientific education for the next 10 years.

A total of $5 million has been pledged to The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund by a collection of African governments and a group of business leaders, operating under the moniker ‘Africa Business Champions for Science’.

The money will be used to fund 10,000 PhD scholarships over the course of the next 10 years, as part of a World Bank program aimed at boosting scientific learning in the region, called the ‘Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)’.

The African Business Champions for Science group is chaired by Angolan businessman Álvaro Sobrinho who is well known both for his success in business and his philanthropy. He has long...

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