Indigenous knowledge degree combines arts and sciences

The first comprehensive degree in African indigenous knowledge, combining natural and social sciences, will start in South Africa next year. The Bachelor of Indigenous...

Winners of the Making More Health Competition

Winners of the Making More Health Competition Bring Fresh Innovation to Solving Problems in Health Three winners whose solutions are tackling today’s most pressing health...

More money could halt malaria deaths, says WHO

Malaria deaths could be stopped by 2015 if enough investment in control measures is made, the WHO has said. Over the last decade the number...

Rio+20 talks ‘too focused on techno fixes’, UN hears

The conviction that new technologies will solve the world's environmental and social problems has overly dominated early negotiations leading up to the Rio+20 summit in Brazil in June,...

Deadline Approaches for $6,500 Africa-Adapt Innovation Fund

The deadline for submissions for Africa-Adapt's 2nd annual knowledge sharing innovation fund of $6,500 of 3rd September is fast approaching. The fund seeks to...

IFC Pharmaceutical Investment Supports Better Healthcare North Africa

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is providing up to $110 million in debt financing to Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC to help improve...

African women to gain access to innovative contraception

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 17 July 2012. Marc McIlhone - AfricanBrains A new way of transporting and administering a new contraceptive to...

Food security in East Africa gets research boost

A consortium of East African institutes is researching new seed varieties better suited to dry areas to combat the effects of climate change...

Agriculture, access to electricity, entrepreneurship will create jobs in Africa – Elumelu

The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has called on African leaders and development institutions...

AFRICA: Call to translate research spend into results

African governments have been called on to make it mandatory for higher education institutions to have policies on research. There also needs to be...

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