South Africa gets its own NASA

South Africa launched its own Space Agency, a comprehensive Space Policy and there is talk about creating a satellite launch facility in the future. "The...

Potato yields set to improved due to new technology

The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (Kari) has introduced a new farming technology for breeding multiple disease free potato tubers in a bid to achieve...

Another cassava processing centre for Sierra Leone

Farmers in Sierra Leone have gotten another cassava processing center that will strengthen the value chain and boosts the processing of the root crop. The...

Uganda’s science to go ‘from policy to action’

Uganda came a step closer to creating a fully-fledged science, technology and innovation (ST&I) strategy this month, as it launched a process for...

TECHNOLOGY: IRIN’s pick of the year – 2010

NAIROBI, 21 December 2010 (IRIN) - It has been a big year for the uptake of new online technologies in emergencies, especially those using...

More money could halt malaria deaths, says WHO

Malaria deaths could be stopped by 2015 if enough investment in control measures is made, the WHO has said. Over the last decade the number...

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...

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