Mobile money slowly turning East Africa into cashless society

Ali Ndiwalana, an IT specialist, had just finished an interview with The EastAfrican at Dormans Coffee House in Kampala, just across where he works, when he...

African diaspora to boost investment

Foreign investments to African markets are expected to go up this year as the US finalises plans to fund entrepreneurs. The US hopes to use...

Africa: Counting the Costs of Brain Drain

According to a study published in the British Medical Journal in November 2011, nine sub-Saharan countries (Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda,...

EAC Secretary General holds economic dialogue in Japan

The Secretary General of the East African Community, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera yesterday held an Economic Roundtable Dialogue on regional integration of the EAC...

Africa Analysis: Collaborating too far from home

Africa lags behind other developing regions in local collaboration — and in building its own scientific capacity, says Linda Nordling. Collaboration was a time-consuming affair for...

Support community mapping for climate adaptation

Improving access to information technology can help communities assess their own vulnerability and boost local planning, says John Waugh. Grassroots mapping can contribute to national plans...

Scientists dispute basis for malaria deaths claim

A dispute has arisen between the WHO and the authors of a study claiming that malaria kills twice as many people as previously estimated, partly due...

Nigeria: Child Lead Poisoning Crisis

Thousands of children in northern Nigeria need immediate medical treatment and dozens of villages remain contaminated two years into the worst lead poisoning epidemic...

Policymaker, Practitioner and Community User Workshop

The African Technology Policy Studies Network, in collaboration with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) Institute of Zoology, London, University College London, UCL, Anthropology...

Kenyatta University to establish a Biomedical Engineering Program

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Kenyatta University agreed to work together in building a biomedical engineering programme at the university....

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