Brazil tests GM mosquitoes to fight dengue

Scientists in Brazil say an experiment to reduce populations of the dengue-carrying Aedes aegyptimosquito, by releasing millions of genetically modified (GM) insects into the wild, is working. More than...

Botswana awaits approval of new science policy

Botswana hopes its research system will be better coordinated and funded through the establishment of two science and technology bodies to provide oversight...

South Africa and Australasia may have to ‘share’ SKA

Speculation is growing that South Africa and Australia may be asked to join forces in building and operating the Square Kilometre Array – the world's most...

AfricaConnect – New high-speed internet for African research cooperation unveiled

Boost for scientists and academics as EC-funded AfricaConnect project launches UbuntuNet, the high-speed data network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa Lisbon,...

Africa needs human resources strategy

African countries must adopt a strategy for developing human resources with the skills to manage and deliver health research, argue Carel IJsselmuiden and colleagues from the Council on...

Ingenuity wanted in African Weather Sensor Design Competition

Developing, building and operating no less than 20,000 hydro-meteorological measurement stations in sub-Saharan Africa. That is the aim of the ambitious Trans-African Hydro-Meteorological Observatory...

Africa emerging as an important player in the global economy

INTERNATIONAL. How should South Africa position itself this week at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland? This is the question we at...

Scientific disciplines must link up to serve development

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 13 August 2012. Marc McIlhone - AfricanBrains Traditionally scientific disciplines have been quite insular in their approach to...

Climate change is a major challenge for agriculture and food security in West Africa

Quantification of greenhouse gases: which are the reliable tools for measuring, monitoring and evaluation to inform policy and mitigation strategies in agriculture for West...

PhDs in Focus: the route from rural Limpopo to a Pretoria PhD

By Kaz Janowski - SciDev.Net In this podcast, Pelly Malebe, a PhD student at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, discusses her academic journey –...

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