Kenya: Where can innovators develop ideas?

NAIROBI (Xinhua) -- Many researchers when they come up with innovations hope that their works would improve the lives of people. For instance, when a...

SKA South Africa and NRAO to deepen collaboration in 2011

News article republished with kind permission from SKA Africa. By Debra Shepherd, MeerKAT project office, Cape Town On 17 September 2008, the South African SKA Project...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 March 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 March 2011 Africa's ability to handle GM organisms questioned Namanga...

Phone cartoons bring know-how to poor farmers

Animated cartoons watched on mobile phones could be the way to get health and farming messages across to peasants and poor smallholders, say...

Ghana shares cocoa know-how with Liberia

Liberia's cocoa industry, destroyed by its recent civil war, could be revitalised by a collaboration with Ghana, one of the world's major cocoa producers. Representatives...

Innovation challenge to cut childbirth deaths launched

New approaches to cutting the number of deaths during childbirth in developing countries will be targeted by a US$50 million fund launched last week...

Small-scale support counts for social science in Africa

Solving Africa's problems needs not just technology, but social science — and a culture of debate, says Jonathan Harle. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa face numerous challenges —...

Computer boffin wins Microsoft Award for HIV work

A University of Stellenbosch computer scientist has been honoured for his contribution to better understanding HIV. Professor Konrad Scheffler was awarded the TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for...

New program aims to spur farm science innovation across East Africa

Launched at the International Livestock Research Institute: Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program NAIROBI (16 March 2011)—A new program that provides grants...

GAMBIA: New medical university for West Africa

Gambia's first private university opened last month. The American International University West Africa specialises in the health sciences and will use curriculum and teaching...

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