TWAS hears calls for more science collaborations

Developing world science academies should meet and exchange information more often to assess their shared challenges, South Africa's minister for science and technology,...

India, South Africa to team up on HIV vaccine research

India and South Africa will launch a joint research project on basic science and vaccines for HIV strains common to both countries. The project...

Africa lays foundations for commercial GM crops

African nations should support proposed regional policy guidelines on GM technology, says an editorial in Nature. Under the new proposal from the Common Market for Eastern and...

AFRICA: New meningitis vaccine a “revolution”

DAKAR, 14 October 2010 (IRIN) - The emergence of a new meningitis vaccine, rather than a large-scale outbreak of the disease, has prompted the...

AFRICA: Then, Now and Forever – Philip Emeagwali “a father of the Internet”

Part 1 of 5 - Philip Emeagwali Excerpt from Nigeria’s 50th anniversary lecture at the Embassy of Nigeria, Paris. Lecture video is posted at emeagwali.com. Walk with...

AFRICA: Thinking big on climate change modelling

ADDIS ABABA, 13 October 2010 (IRIN) - If African countries had had the capacity to do climate change projections, their data could have been...

Nigerian researchers to benefit from industry fund

Multi-national corporations in Nigeria will have to contribute to efforts to improve science and technology (S&T) research if a new scheme gets off...

BURUNDI: Smart phones power food surveys

BIHOGO, 1 October 2010 (IRIN) - Smart phones are being introduced to help assess food needs in Burundi and other African states, speeding up...

Rwanda Update: Kagame post-election, ICT, investment & baby-booming

On August 9th President Paul Kagame (Rwandan Patriotic Front - RPF) was re-elected after winning 93% of the popular vote. So what's in store...

Africa needs a culture of science

The first step towards an African culture of science is to make science relevant to local people, says development expert Oyeniyi Akande. For science and technology...

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