Indigenous knowledge degree combines arts and sciences

The first comprehensive degree in African indigenous knowledge, combining natural and social sciences, will start in South Africa next year. The Bachelor of Indigenous...

Diversifying crops ‘could green African agriculture’

The biodiversity of crop fields could be key to a greener revolution in Africa, where ecosystems are degrading and crop yields are stagnating,...

Launch of Global Innovation through Science and Technology

Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones is participating in the launch of a Global Innovation...

Africa Analysis: When science academies should lobby

Africa's academies should take a leading role in lobbying their governments for science funding, argues Linda Nordling. Should African academies lobby governments? Lobbying seems...

Egyptian climate change atlas sparks debate

Claims that climate change will leave 4,000 square kilometres of Egypt under water and ten per cent of the population homeless have led...

AFRICA: New vaccines key to lowering child mortality

KIGALI/NAIROBI, 7 December 2010 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso has become the first country to introduce a meningitis vaccine designed specifically for the African continent,...

Pioneering meningitis vaccine faces funding threat

A meningitis vaccine that costs just US50 cents a dose, and which advocates believe could eliminate epidemics of the disease in Africa, will...

Africa could feed itself, says development expert

Africa could feed itself within a generation through the application of science-based techniques to agricultural production, according to the editor of a report on...

Kenya: Old socks and yeast to lure mosquitoes

A worn sock and a bottle of fermenting yeast could provide a cheap and effective trap for mosquitoes, according to a study. Scientists testing...

Zambia scales up agriculture e-voucher scheme

Zambian farmers could gain faster access to agricultural products and services with an  electronic voucher scheme. The 'e-voucher project' — the first of its...

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