South Africa: KZN agricultural sector set for revival

Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government will take advantage of the potential in the agricultural sector to increase its contribution to the regional economy. This...

South Africa: Women’s role in science under spotlight

Pretoria - Access and the participation of women and girls in the field of science and technology will be the focus of this year's...

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

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 February 2011 New soybean varieties changing farmers' fortunes in...

Nigeria to launch largest science and technology park in Africa

A partnership agreement that would birth the largest science and technology park in Africa in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja has been hatched between the...

Uganda: Worm treatment during pregnancy raises moral dilemma

Treating infectious diseases in developing countries might lead to an increase in allergies, according to scientists in Uganda, raising moral issues about the treatment. A...

Biowaste briquettes fuel drive to save trees

Banana stems, maize and other crop waste will be turned into charcoal briquettes in Uganda in an effort to reduce the number of...

Africa: Time to get mHealth moving

Using mobile devices to collect and share health data can make healthcare cheaper, faster and more equitable, argues Jody Ranck. You can't see health data...

How Morocco faces the challenge of science literacy

Moroccans are receptive to science, but the country needs a much stronger communication and scientific literacy effort, says Aziz Bensalah. Engaging the public with science...

Nigeria’s science committee laments severe budget cuts

The head of a parliamentary science committee has expressed dismay at drastic cuts planned for Nigeria's capital development budget for science. The cuts were...

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...

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