Innovation

Nanotech’s impacts on Africa must be carefully considered

October 27, 2010 at 09:40

Recommendations that attention should be paid to nanotechnology’s ethical, economic and social risks for Africa, put forward by a regional workshop in Côte d’Ivoire, must be built on, says Kathy […]

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TWAS hears calls for more science collaborations

October 20, 2010 at 18:13

[HYDERABAD] Developing world science academies should meet and exchange information more often to assess their shared challenges, South Africa’s minister for science and technology, Naledi Pandor, said at an international […]

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Rwanda Update: Kagame post-election, ICT, investment & baby-booming

October 10, 2010 at 17:24

On August 9th President Paul Kagame (Rwandan Patriotic Front – RPF) was re-elected after winning 93% of the popular vote. So what’s in store for Rwanda with another seven years […]

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UGANDA: An app for lost loved ones

September 7, 2010 at 06:40

KAMPALA, 7 September 2010 (IRIN) – An online database of people separated from relatives by conflict or natural disasters can now be accessed by mobile phone, thanks to a joint […]

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African Union science awards to change name

September 7, 2010 at 06:39

The African Union Scientific Awards, some of which are scheduled to be given later this week (9 September), will be officially renamed at the ceremony as the African Union Kwame […]

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Africa Calling: Freedom Fone

September 2, 2010 at 09:18

With many farmers in the developing world not having access to the internet or a computer, the ability to get information delivered and give remote communities a voice via interactive […]

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South Africa: Entrepreneur of the year has passion for rural areas

August 30, 2010 at 21:07

Pretoria – A Limpopo woman has walked away with the 2010 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award pledging to make an impact on the lives of rural communities in her […]

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African Union ‘would consider taking on UNESCO-Obiang science prize’

August 27, 2010 at 16:45

The African Union may take on the controversial UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences after talks were held on the issue by African leaders on the […]

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AFRICA: A teabag that could save millions

AFRICA: A teabag that could save millions

August 26, 2010 at 16:40

JOHANNESBURG, 19 August 2010 (IRIN) – A cheap and effective filtering device developed by a South African university could provide safe drinking water to millions of people, drastically reducing the […]

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Deadline Approaches for $6,500 Africa-Adapt Innovation Fund

August 20, 2010 at 09:47

The deadline for submissions for Africa-Adapt’s 2nd annual knowledge sharing innovation fund of $6,500 of 3rd September is fast approaching. The fund seeks to support small-scale projects that offer innovative […]

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