African chemistry booming, but funding is scarce

African chemistry is booming, according to scientists who gathered this week at a conference in Johannesburg from across the continent to kick off...

Malawi’s science commission finally takes shape

The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) of Malawi has finally burst into life more than five years after it was first announced. The...

New rice variety could ease Mozambique’s supplies

Smallholders struggling to grow rice in Mozambique could benefit from a variety that boosts yields nearly six-fold and is less prone to disease. The...

Ghana: South Africa to invest US$252.5m

The total value of registered South African investments in the country is estimated at US$252.469million. The investments cover a total of 70 projects from...

Nigeria: Donors allot $31m to eliminate river blindness

International donors recently gathered in Abuja and committed US$31 million to support the World Health Organisation (WHO)/Africa Programme for Onchocerciasis Control (APOC)’s efforts to...

Recent Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief

Satellite data receiving station for Gambia A station for receiving satellite data has been installed at the Gambia's National Environment Agency as part of the...

AfricanBrains launches African Education Summit 2011

The African Education Summit is a landmark event to bring together the key stakeholders and institutions under one roof to face the challenges of maintaining...

Africa: Eating insects ‘could cut greenhouse gas emissions’

Dining on crickets, locusts, or even cockroaches, instead of cattle or pigs, could ease both food insecurity and climate change, according to researchers. Insects caught...

Africa’s informal economy can boost innovation

To make an impact, science and technology must embrace Africa's informal system of making and trading, argues Steve Daniels. For half a century, science and technology...

WHO calls for global action on malaria resistance

The WHO has launched a worldwide 'call to action' to governments, agencies, researchers and non-governmental organisations over the malaria parasite's growing resistance to the...

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