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May 7th, 2015 / Nature, UK

thumb.aspxIn a 2014 ruling on a lawsuit lodged against the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), the Nairobi Industrial Court agreed that six Kenyan doctors in an international research partnership had been systematically passed over for promotion and training, whereas their European colleagues had flourished. Collaborations have proliferated in recent decades as international agencies have stepped up funding for health research in Africa. Yet African scientists say that they often feel stuck in positions such as data-collectors and laboratory technicians, with no realistic path to develop into leaders. Read more