• AU i5 Hub continues to generate interest and set the pace for innovation in Higher Education in Zimbabwe

    The Africa University i5 Hub received guests from Great Zimbabwe University (GZU) that is situated in the city of Masvingo, the country’s 5th largest city.

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  • Africa University 24th Graduation Ceremony – History in the making

    On the 9th of June 2018 Africa University held its 24th graduation ceremony at its Mutare campus graduating 616 students from Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Kenya, Mozambique, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Burundi, Gambia, Sudan, Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Lesotho. In attendance were partners of the University, Government representatives and donors, many of whom had sponsored some of the students who were graduating on the day.

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  • The Boeing Company coming to Africa University

    Africa University is looking forward to welcoming The Boeing Company Executive Vice President of Government Operations, Mr. Timothy Keating, as Guest of Honour and Key note speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony - 9 June 2018.

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  • AU Bonaventure cooks acquire Chef’s accreditation

    Self- improvement, development and nurture have always been an integral part of Africa University’s vision for its staff and two cooks from the university’s Bonaventure Dining Hall have seized the moment and elevated their qualifications to the status of Chef. Mr. Kenneth Sithole who passed with a Class 1 certificate and Mrs. Pauline Jera who passed with a class 2 certificate underwent grueling practical and theory tests to hone their culinary skills touching a range of disciplines and areas relating to food preparation.

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  • AU hosts the United Methodist Schools Teachers Training Workshop

    Designed to cater to the modern education professional, the two day workshop that was hosted by Africa University from the 25th to the 26th of May 2018 brought teachers from across Zimbabwe for critical training and the refreshing of key skills that are pertinent to the noble profession.

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  • Africa University and Claflin University, USA explore avenues for exciting synergies and cross cultural experiences for staff and students

    Africa University was proud to host Dr. Charles Richardson, the Dean of the School of Business at Claflin University, South Carolina, USA.

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  • Africa University Sports Complex The Dream Begins

    Africa University has commenced construction of a swimming pool that will be utilized as a training ground by the institutions talented swimming team that is already dominating swimming competitions across the country.

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  • AU bids farewell to the class of 2018

    Between the 18th and the 20th of April 2018, Africa University hosted Seniors’ Week, the first of its kind at any University in Zimbabwe with the objective of ensuring that perspective graduates are well equipped to enter the next exciting phase of their lives.

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  • ZUSA Cluster 2 Games Bulawayo Results

    On the 13th and 14th of April 2018, Africa University together with 12 other universities in Zimbabwe took part in the Cluster 2 ZUSA Games hosted in Bulawayo at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

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  • European Ambassadors visit Africa University to explore avenues of cooperation

    A high level delegation of Ambassadors from the European Union, Sweden, Italy, Romania, Germany, Portugal, United Kingdom and the Netherlands visited Africa University on the 19th of April 2018 on a familiarization visit to learn more about the University, its vision and its mission.

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  • AU Students elect new members of the Student Representative Council

    On Tuesday the 10th of April 2018 Africa University’s student body took part in the Student Representative Council elections to select amongst their peers those that will be their voice and champion the cause of each student here at AU. The candidates from countries such as Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Liberia and Zimbabwe engaged in head on debates touching on issues of diversity, integration and student welfare.

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  • AU Hosts the Southern Africa 2018 Central Conference Workshop

    On the 10th of April 2018, Africa University hosted the Southern Africa 2018 Central Conference Workshop that brought together delegates from 6 African countries and the USA.

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  • AU takes pole position at the Megafest Nationwide Awards

    On the 28th of March 2018 at the Megafest Zimbabwe Awards held in Harare at the Rainbow Towers, Africa University scooped the Outstanding Training Institution of the Year 2017 Award leading ahead of the pack amongst nominees that included the Management Training Bureau, Arupe Jesuit University and the Institute of People Management.

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  • AU and Steward Bank launch Zimbabwe’s first Kiosk Banking Unit

    On the 23rd of March 2018, Africa University in partnership with Steward Bank launched a Kiosk Banking Unit, the first of its kind anywhere in Zimbabwe.

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  • AU and Econet elevate inspire the youth

    On the 7th of March 2018, Econet’s Elevate Youth Programme in partnership with Africa University launched the Elevate Youth i5 Club which will serve as a branch of the Elevate programme that will be a student-led and student driven initiative where innovations, ideas, experiences and strategies are transferred and supported by Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest privately owned mobile network operator.

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  • AU empowers women to lead the way in conflict resolution in Africa

    Africa University held a Women in Negotiation and Mediation Workshop at the university main campus from the 8th to the 9th of March 2018.

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  • AU wins big at the Manicaland Region Megafest Awards 2017/18

    Africa University won big at the recently held Megafest Awards, Manicaland Region 2017/18 held under the theme, “Disruptive Business thinking “at the Holiday Inn in Mutare on the 28th of February 2018. The Institution claimedCEO of the Year- Vice Chancellor Professor Munashe Furusa, Female Manager of the Year – Professor Pamela Machakanja and Outstanding Training Institution of the Year.

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  • Hon. Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education in Zimbabwe, Prof. Murwira hails Africa University research and innovation

    The Honorable Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Development Professor Amon Murwira visited the AU main campus on the 1st of February 2018. The Minister who was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Desire Sibanda is currently embarking on familiarization tours to the country’s institutions of higher learning to communicate the Ministry’s vision for higher education in the country and to also learn of the research, new technologies being developed and contributions that Universities are making to the country’s economic development.

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  • AU Black History Month Commemorations begin.

    AU hosted the first of a series of public lectures commemorating Black History Month on the 2nd of February 2018. The lecture was delivered by Bishop L. Jonathan Holston who is the United Methodist Church Resident Bishop of the South Carolina Annual Conference, as well as Rev. Nelson B. Rivers III, Pastor of the Charity Missionary Baptist Church, North Charleston, South Carolina and Vice President, Religious Affairs and External Relations of the National Action Network.

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  • His Excellency, US Ambassador visits Africa University

    The United States Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency, Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jnr visited Africa University’s Main Campus to strengthen the partnership between the University and the United States Embassy on 7 November 2017.

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  • Africa University farm pivots on water efficiency

    Africa University (AU) farm has received its center pivot purchased towards the end of October this year. The center pivot, made possible through funding from the Farm Development Fund is currently being installed at the farm and will be in full use before the onset of the 2017 to 2018 farming season.

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  • AU takes first place at the Service Excellence Awards.

    On a night dedicated to celebrating the most outstanding institutions from both the private and public sector in Zimbabwe, Africa University was awarded first place at this year’s 6th edition of the Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe Service Excellence Awards that were held on the 20th of October 2017 in the Higher Education Category at a gala hosted in Harare at the Rainbow Towers Hotel where over 450 delegates were in attendance for a night that showcased exceptional leaders in industry.

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  • AU Annual Golf Tournament swings into life.

    Africa University (AU) will hold its 20th edition of the Annual Charity Golf Tournament this Saturday, 28 October 2017, at the Hillside Sports Club in Mutare. Over 100 golfers are expected to grace this annual event, a notch up from the previous year. Proceeds that will come through from participation fees and donations in kind will be given to the Sacred Heart Children’s Home located in Rusape, a home to 5 boys and 7 girls between the ages of 2 and 14.

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  • Vice Chancellor Professor Munashe Furusa Appointed to Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) Board

    Vice Chancellor Professor Munashe Furusa has been appointed to serve on the board of the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC), Zimbabwe’s chief examinations council for secondary schools throughout the country.

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  • Africa University helps bring Africa a step closer to a future without Malaria.

    AU has received a state of the art insectary, the first establishment of its kind housed at an academic institution in Zimbabwe. The insectary is built to hold a capacity of up to 1 million non malaria carrying mosquitoes, and will play host to a reference colony, the largest in Zimbabwe, which will serve as a national holding unit for laboratory acclimatized mosquitoes and will pave the way for cutting edge research and development.

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  • AU Board in Pictures

    The Africa University Board of Directors converged at the AU campus from the 16th to the 20th of November 2017 for in depth meetings to chart the course for the University and provide guidance on strategic positioning that will keep the Institution within the top tier of universities in Zimbabwe, and around the world.

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  • Rebecca Dube”15 - Giving back, nurturing future alumni and reinvesting in Africa University.

    Rebecca Dube “15 and her team from Makomo Resources (Pvt) Limited visited the Africa University main campus from the 12th to the 13th of October 2017 to map out a strategic relationship between the University and Makomo Resources that will see the Mining giant investing in AU projects and value chains that will assist in catapulting the institution into a forerunner in business development, bringing goods manufactured by the University to market and skills training of students through internships.

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  • Task Force on Higher Education convenes at Africa University

    The Task Force on Transformation of Higher Education for Industrialisation and Modernisation converged at Africa University (AU) Mutare Campus for a high impact meeting targeted to chart a roadmap for the advancement of higher education in Zimbabwe.

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  • Africa University partners with Local Council

    Africa University (AU) hosted representatives from three local councils in Zimbabwe namely Mutare, Chipinge and Rusape at an inception consultative meeting for a partnership geared towards leveraging research and expertise to strengthen service delivery extended to end-users by the local councils.

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  • Africa University commended at the Africa College of Bishops Learning Retreat

    Africa University has been commended for its committed role to developing leaders for the African continent who continue to make a difference and bring about impactful change. This was revealed at the recently ended Africa College of Bishops Learning Retreat. The retreat took place from 4 to 8 September at the main campus in Mutare.

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  • Africa University conducts Malaria Entomological Surveillance Training Workshop

    Africa University College of Health, Agriculture and Natural Sciences conducted a training workshop on Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) to support the Malaria Entomological Surveillance programme of the government of Zimbabwe.

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  • Prof. Furusa calls for Higher Education to realign towards achieving manufacturing competitiveness

    The Vice Chancellor of Africa University Prof. Munashe Furusa presented a case for higher education (HE) institutions to contribute to the competitiveness of Zimbabwe’s industries at this year’s Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) Annual Congress and International Investment Forum ...

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  • 2017 Winter School Launch - From left (seating)  Mr. Timothy Maldoon, Dr. Rev. Chikafu, Prof. Furusa, Prof Machakanja
    Africa University receives a donation from the Swedish Government

    Africa University (AU) has received a donation of library books worth US$5 000.00 from the Swedish Embassy.

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  • 2017 Winter School Launch - From left (seating)  Mr. Timothy Maldoon, Dr. Rev. Chikafu, Prof. Furusa, Prof Machakanja
    Africa University hosts 2017 Winter School on Human Rights.

    Africa University (AU), through its College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance hosted the 2017 Winter School on Human Rights. The Winter School stems from the Zimbabwe Human Rights Development Programme - financially supported by Swedish Development Cooperation.

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    Africa University Stands Out.

    The Permanent Secretary for Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development (MoHTESTD), Professor Francis Gudyanga, carried out a familiarization tour at Africa University’s Main Campus in Mutare on July 27.

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    Baltimore Washington Conference gives to Africa University.

    The Baltimore Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church (UMC), through Bishop LaTrelle Easterling and delegation to the 2017 Pastors’ School, has presented a gift of US$8 000.00 to Africa University.

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    Africa University and OSISA host annual Public Policy Training.

    The annual Public Policy Training workshop of Africa University (AU) and the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) is currently underway at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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    AU Canteen Bringing a new dining experience.

    The Africa University Bonaventure Dining Hall has received 72 modern dining table sets. This new addition affirms management’s commitment to enhance food service provision in a manner that surpasses all customer expectations.

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    Africa University moves up in its world ranking

    Africa University (AU) has been ranked the second-best University in Zimbabwe by Webometrics Ranking of the World Universities in their most recent rankings, released end of June this year.

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    Africa University Acacians Glory Mulimba and Loreen Dube selected for the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Program

    Glory Mulimba (DRC) and Loreen Dube (Zimbabwe), two of Africa University’s high flying alumni have both been selected to take part in the 2017 Young African Leaders Initiative in the United States of America.

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    Prof. Machakanja appointed Interim DVC

    Africa University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Munashe has appointed Prof. Pamela Machakanja as Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor (DVC). Prior to her new appointment, Prof. Machakanja was the Dean for the College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance at Africa University (AU).

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    Africa University gravitates towards world class status

    The Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Africa University (AU), Bishop Marcus Matthews toured the institution’s main campus to appraise the recent developments of the institution’s new infrastructure, equipment and services.

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    Africa University and the Swiss (Switzerland) Embassy work towards inclusive nation building

    Africa University launched the second cohort of the Dialogue, Negotiation and Mediation Training Course on Monday 26 June. The course, which will run for five days under the theme, Consensus-Based Nation-Building, is a collaborative effort of the University through its College of Business, Peace, Leadership and Governance (CBPLG), the Centre for Security Studies and Zurich ETH (CSS) with funding from the Swiss (Switzerland) Embassy.

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    His Excellency appoints Prof. Furusa to ZIMCHE Council

    His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of State Universities, Cde. Robert Gabriel Mugabe has appointed Africa University (AU) Vice Chancellor, Prof. Munashe Furusa to the Zimbabwe Council for Higher Education (ZIMCHE) in accordance to the terms of Section 7 of ZIMCHE, Act Chapter [25:27].

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    ZNCC Tertiary Institution Award for Africa University

    Africa University has been awarded the 2016 Tertiary Institution Award by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC). The awards were held at Golden Peacock Villa Hotel, Mutare earlier this month.

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    Prof. Furusa's new appointment

    Africa University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Munashe Furusa has been appointed to play a critical role in the recently commissioned Higher Education Task force of the country.

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    Africa University Celebrates 23rd Graduation Ceremony

    Africa University celebrated its 23rd Graduation ceremony on 10 June 2017, at its main campus in Mutare. On this day, over 700 students representing 24 different nationalities were capped and immediately inducted into the Africa University Alumni Association.

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    Africa University and Government join hands to revitalise Dairy Sector

    The Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, (MAMID) Honourable Paddy Zhanda and a delegation of government officials visited Africa University Mutare Campus on 5 June 2017 for an assessment of the first phase of the Dairy Revitalisation Programme which is currently underway.....

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    Africa University achieves a remarkable milestone : Celebrates 25 years

    Saturday the 25th of March 2017 was an extraordinary milestone in the history of Africa University as hundreds of the institution's students, staff, friends and partners came together to celebrate 25 years of nurturing global leaders. This day marked the culmination of the official celebrations which took place on the institution's main campus in Mutare, Zimbabwe....

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    Africa University scores big at Mega fest award

    Africa University (AU) continues to make purposeful contributions to training professionals in Zimbabwe and the continent as a whole, as evidenced by the institution’s most recent recognition at this year’s prestigious Megafest Awards...

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    AU Ranked Second Best University in Zimbabwe
    • Mar 20 2017

    Africa University continues to grow significantly to achieve its world class status as it has recently been ranked second best university in Zimbabwe....

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    Africa University Alumnus elected Bishop
    • March 19 2017
    • Democratic Republic of Congo

    A two-time graduate of Africa University from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rev. Dr. Mande Guy Muyombo, has recently been elected Resident Bishop for Congo Central Conference in the Southern Congo Episcopal Area. ...

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  • Beneficiaries of the AU and UNICEF Partnership
    A Boost for Africa University

    Africa University’s influence is spreading across the continent and around the globe through partnerships with government agencies, non-profits and corporations — nearly 25 years after The United Methodist Church founded the university in Zimbabwe....

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