Africa Analysis: Assessing Angola’s science ambition

Angola has the money, connections and political will to be a force in African science. But will it tackle inequality, asks Linda Nordling. If you haven't...

Water tankers to serve drought-stricken municipalities

By – SAnew.gov.za Pretoria – The Department of Water and Sanitation has handed over water tankers to some of the municipalities affected by the drought in...

Carbonised red mud can treat water cheaply

Red mud, a by-product of alumina industries, can be 'carbonised'for safe handling and the resulting material can be used to treat water contaminated with heavy metals,...

Building the African green wall, piece by piece / Halting land degradation in Niger...

When village people and local authorities in southern Niger won back over one hundred hectares of degraded land, they added one extra piece to...

Hydropower ‘could supply Africa’s entire power needs’

Hydropower could supply all of Africa's electricity needs if cross-border cooperation was stepped up, according to a UN report launched last week (12 March)...

Southern Africa cracks down on TB in mines

© Manoocher Deghati/IRIN South Africa's gold mines are estimated to have the highest number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, making the disease...

Climate data project seeks to prepare poorer nations

By Puneet Kollipara - SciDev.Net A global initiative to help developing nations prepare for the impacts of climate change will be piloted in Bangladesh, Colombia...

Kenya: Mau Ecosystem Rehabilitation Gains Donor Support and UN Backing

Benefits include: Restoration of Vital Watersheds; Establishment of Payments for Environmental Services; Improving the Livelihoods of Local Communities; Monitoring the Mau's Carbon Storage & Building...

Developing world must lead on green economic policy

Yet more failure to make much progress on climate change in Durban means that developing countries must exert stronger political pressure. Climate talks have not...

When Africans take control of their mines and future

The Africanisation of executives has started, English-speaking groups continue in their dominance, as more and more entrepreneurs from the continent invest in some of Africa's...

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