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U.S.- African partnerships included in federal government spending bill

In a move to strengthen higher education in sub-Saharan Africa and to develop deeper ties between continents, the U.S. federal government has included $15 million in a spending bill signed in December for partnerships among African and North American universities, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported.

The move piggy backs on a round of grants last year from the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Higher Education for International Development, a Washington-based group, that handed out grants to 20 American and 20 African universities.