African scientists urged to solve African health problems

South Africa's science minister, Naledi Pandor, has called for increased efforts by African nations to build both a greater ability to carry out research relevant to their specific health challenges,...

Anxious wait for scientists on Rio+20 talks

Science campaigners find out today whether they have managed to get more attention paid to science and technology in negotiations leading up to the Rio+20 summit...

Astronomy can encourage a greater interest in scientific careers

The European Parliament Delegation for relations with South Africa held an extraordinary meeting with Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister for Science and Technology of South...

AfDB Commits US $57.66 Million Towards Food Security Program in Horn of Africa

Four million pastoralists to benefit in the first five years The African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) today signed a US $57.66-million loan agreement for the multinational...

Anti-mosquito ‘invisibility’ patch set for Uganda trial

By Richa Malhotra - SciDev.Net A patch designed to make people 'invisible' to disease-transmitting mosquitoes may soon undergo field trials in Uganda. The Kite Patch is...

Kenya: Badili Girls Centre Transforms Women’s lives

Started by Pastor Annie Nginya, the Executive Director in March 2010, Badili Centre seeks to address the plight of single parents, particularly women. The...

African Experts Join Forces with MSD to Battle Hepatitis

Conférence Internationale sur les Hépatites states: Hepatitis B and C remain under-diagnosed and under-reported in Africa From July 20 to 22, the Initiative Panafricaine de...

SA makes the most of its land

By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will finalise the development of its agroforestry strategy this year to promote multiple...

South Africa: New CT scanners for Baragwanath Hospital

Pretoria - Two new multi-detector CT scanners are expected to be delivered to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital today. Gauteng Health and Social Development MEC,...

UN telecoms urges use of technology to tackle climate change

The United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said today that it will, with partners, urge delegates at the UN climate change conference in South...

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