Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief: 27 January–9 February 2011

Below is a roundup of Tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 27 January–9 February 2011 Africa to benefit from nutrition research...

South Africa: Online mining system to fight corruption

Cape Town - Government has launched a groundbreaking online system to counter corruption and ensure transparency during the application and granting of mining rights,...

Fast-growing plants linked to poor pest resistance

The idea that breeding plants for faster growth and higher yield will lead to a generation of crops vulnerable to pests and disease has...

Rwanda: Romain Murenzi appointed as next TWAS director

TWAS, The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, has appointed Romain Murenzi as its new executive director. Murenzi, a Rwandan physicist who participated in...

Africa on the rise: Bill Gates on Health & Agriculture

Bill Gates writes in his third annual letter that he sees ‘Africa on the rise’. About agriculture, he says that: ‘When farmers increase their...

Africa Analysis: New aid agency must support science

South Africa's new development aid agency should help Africa capitalise on science, not just seek returns on investment, says Linda Nordling. South Africa made news...

South Africa: HIV testing in schools will be professional, responsible

Pretoria - Cabinet has assured parents that care will be taken to ensure that the voluntary HIV testing in schools campaign will be done...

Technology catches up with rhino poachers

Mbombela - A rhino DNA sample kit is expected to help prosecutors be even tougher on those caught with rhino horns. If DNA tests positively...

South Africa: Schools HIV testing on track

Pretoria - The Ministries of Health and Basic Education will in due course outline to the nation the full details of the schools-based HIV...

UNECA praises Africa’s technology transfers

Mr Victor Konde, an expert in ICT, Science and Technology, of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) says Africa has made significant strides...

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