Innovation

Protecting Innovators – The Reason for AfricanBrains

November 12, 2010 at 12:02

Our recent post “Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations” talks of how students in Kenya are losing out on having their innovations protected due to the high […]

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Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations

November 11, 2010 at 19:27

Reproduced from Beyond the First World with kind permission. [Editor's Note: While this article is focused upon the situation in Kenya, the principles are applicable to any developing country.] Youths […]

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UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

November 10, 2010 at 16:41

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the US Government, recently launched the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa. Radio, television, print and online journalists aged 25 to 35 […]

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2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship – Finalists Announced

November 10, 2010 at 12:22

The 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, managed by The Legatum Group and Omidyar Network, have announced the 10 finalists of small and medium-sized businesses from over 2,700 applicants across 15 […]

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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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