Egypt’s turmoil: a wake-up call for Arab science

The discontent behind recent protests in Egypt carries lessons for how both science and journalism are handled across the Arab world. For most Egyptians protesting...

PPPs can help close Africa’s infrastructure gap

A new generation of public-private partnerships (PPPs) can help close Africa's large and growing 'infrastructure gap' estimated at US$31 billion a year. This was...

South Africa: R500m approved for solar water heaters

Pretoria - The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has approved an amount of R500 million to install low pressure solar water heaters to households that have...

Q&A: Calestous Juma and African innovation

Harvard globalisation professor Calestous Juma talks to SciDev.Net about how to get Africa's wealth of innovation making an impact Calestous Juma, director of the Science,...

Kenya: Agriculture Scientists in short supply

Kenya faces a shortage of crop and animal husbandry experts, a hurdle that is likely to stall progress in search of drought and pest-resistant...

Africa: iDirect Evolution launched by NSTT

iDirect, a company of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), on Thursday announced that Network Satellite Technology Trading (NSTT), a world-class provider of communication networking...

Cisco Helps Extend ICT Education Into Rural South Africa With Launch of Community Knowledge...

As Part of Multiphase Clinton Global Initiative Commitment, Cisco Supports Strategies Designed to Enable Basic Human Needs, Access to Education, and Economic Opportunity JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH...

South Africa: Health gets a makeover

Cape Town - Government has promised to give the country's health system a boost, with the revitalisation of nursing colleges, the hiring of qualified...

“Sutherlandia” plant begins HIV drug safety trials

  A traditional medicine that may relieve symptoms in AIDS patients is to undergo safety and efficacy tests in South Africa. The department of science and technology...

Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief: 27 January–9 February 2011

Below is a roundup of Tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 27 January–9 February 2011 Africa to benefit from nutrition research...

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