Astronomy can encourage a greater interest in scientific careers

The European Parliament Delegation for relations with South Africa held an extraordinary meeting with Ms Naledi Pandor, Minister for Science and Technology of South...

Key malaria parasite discovery raises vaccine hopes

Hopes for a vaccine that would be effective against many different types of the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, have been raised by research...

Awards will go to scientists in Ghana, Tanzania

A scheme aiming to build research capacity in Ghana and Tanzania by supporting promising individual scientists is entering its second phase. Agriculture is a...

Working conditions key to research output, says study

A functioning research environment is more important than higher salaries or bursts of extra training for getting good quality results out of West...

Libyan researchers appeal to farming experts

Libya's Agricultural Research Center (ARC) is trying to get back on track following the country's recent period of unrest. The centre requested support from...

Major patent pool opens up research on neglected disease

Research on drug development for neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), tuberculosis and malaria will receive a boost from a major initiative launched by the World...

Africa must spend ‘a lot more’ on non-communicable disease

African health scientists need more funding and support to overcome the barriers and deal with a changing health situation on the continent, a major...

Congo set to launch its first science journal

(ABIDJAN) The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has agreed to launch the country's first scientific journal, which they expect to attain...

Standardise traditional meds, urges Zuma

Pretoria - The standardisation of African traditional medicine should be speeded up, says President Jacob Zuma. "I would like to see the South African Bureau...

Burkina Faso aims to unite science for development

A new science ministry in Burkina Faso, said to be one of the first dedicated solely to research and innovation in West Africa,...

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