African researchers in line for high-speed network

A plan to link up African researchers via a high-speed computer intranet finally has substantial backing, following a cash commitment from the European...

Egypt to create up to 50,000 research jobs

Egypt's government has increased science funding by almost a third this year, and has promised up to 50,000 new jobs in ...

Time for Africa to harness smart grid technologies

Sub-Saharan Africa can improve access to electricity services by adapting 'Smart Grid' technologies to suit the region's pressing needs, say energy experts...

FAO’s tool weighs pros and cons of biofuels

Calculating the costs and benefits of investing in biofuels may become easier for policymakers with a guide launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

Deadline for young computer scientists in Africa awards is 31 July 2011

The TWAS-AAS-Microsoft Award for Young Scientists – TWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, is currently seeking nominations of young scientists in...

African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation Accredits 30 Potential Centres of Excellence and...

During a two-day meeting of the Scientific and Advisory Committee (STAC) hosted this week by the United Nations Economic Commission for...

Africa and Latin America ‘lagging in ICT use’

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help reduce poverty, but most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean are failing to...

Africa releases first survey of its own science

A major pan-African science, technology and innovation (ST&I) survey, aimed at mapping the state of research to help with policymaking, was released yesterday (24...

Samsung to conquer the African market

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 -  Fresh from announcing a strategy to conquer the African market, Samsung Electronics, the global electronic products manufacturer has kicked...

Big gesture but little cash for Nigeria’s science academy

The Nigerian Academy of Science, established in 1977 to promote the growth of science, will receive a US$5 million government grant for the...

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