AFRICA: Thinking big on climate change modelling

ADDIS ABABA, 13 October 2010 (IRIN) - If African countries had had the capacity to do climate change projections, their data could have been...

Nigerian researchers to benefit from industry fund

Multi-national corporations in Nigeria will have to contribute to efforts to improve science and technology (S&T) research if a new scheme gets off...

Rwanda Update: Kagame post-election, ICT, investment & baby-booming

On August 9th President Paul Kagame (Rwandan Patriotic Front - RPF) was re-elected after winning 93% of the popular vote. So what's in store...

Africa needs a culture of science

The first step towards an African culture of science is to make science relevant to local people, says development expert Oyeniyi Akande. For science and technology...

Uganda starts ‘historic’ trials on GM staple crop

Ugandan researchers will carry out a series of field trials on some of the major food crops that have been genetically modified (GM),...

Nigeria rethinks ‘failed’ science policy

Nigeria's science and technology policy, widely seen as inadequate, will be rewritten to serve the wider goals of the country, its science and...

Water storage requires evidence-based approach

Coping with climate change requires a greater understanding of the options for water storage, writes hydrology expert Matthew McCartney. The lack of water is a major...

Green Revolution plan agreed at Ghana meeting

A private sector-led drive to contribute to a 'Green Revolution' in Africa took a step forward last week with the agreement of a "very...

Africa: Life Saving Peanut Product takes a Pasting

I was reminded of an advert I saw as a kid, you know, the one for Peanut Butter.  The advert showed a bunch of...

African Union science awards to change name

The African Union Scientific Awards, some of which are scheduled to be given later this week (9 September), will be officially renamed at the...

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