The Square Kilometre Array belongs in Africa

Africa is bidding to host the world's most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). When constructed, in 2025, it will have 50...

World Bank forecasts African economic growth

Some companies may struggle to adapt to a more accountable system when their operations face increased scrutiny from shareholders and tax authorities. Polarisation between the...

Nigeria: WIPO to assist Universities

THE World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has indicated its readiness at strengthening the existing national capacities in the nations technology sector. This it said...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 24 February–9 March 2011

Below is a round up of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 24 February–9 March 2011 African Academy of Sciences appoints...

South African mining industry open for business

Pretoria - Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu says the South African mining industry is open for business. This is the message that the mining industry...

Nigeria’s science minister calls for demand-driven R&D

Failure to commercialise existing research is holding back Nigeria's economic development, minister of science and technology, Mohammed Ka'oje Abubakar, has said. He...

South Africa: New CT scanners for Baragwanath Hospital

Pretoria - Two new multi-detector CT scanners are expected to be delivered to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital today. Gauteng Health and Social Development MEC,...

South Africa: Education dept improves HIV response plan

Pretoria - The Basic Education Department has developed a Draft Integrated Strategy on HIV and Aids to help it play an active role in...

KENYA: Improving yields key to boosting rice farmers’ livelihoods

AHERO, 3 March 2011 (IRIN) - After spending Ksh35,000 (US$437) on his 0.4 hectare rice plantation - preparing the land, paying for water, transplanting...

Tsetse fly ‘on verge of elimination’ in Guinea

Scientists are hopeful that they have for the first time eliminated tsetse flies, which carry sleeping sickness, following an innovative control campaign on...

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