Africa’s informal economy can boost innovation

January 18, 2011 at 14:42

To make an impact, science and technology must embrace Africa’s informal system of making and trading, argues Steve Daniels. For half a century, science and technology (S&T) have promised to bring […]

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Nigeria: Social Innovation Camp opens

January 14, 2011 at 18:18

The first ever camp for people with mind blowing ideas in Nigeria using the mobile or web technology will be opening in Lagos on Thursday. The Social Innovation Camp which […]

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Nigeria: Inventor seeks govt support for amphibious cars

January 10, 2011 at 12:52

Nigeria – A 39-year-old inventor, Mr. Durojaye Obasanjo, who invented an Air-amphibian Jet, has called on the federal government to take advantage of specially talented people that abound in Nigeria […]

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Africa’s inventors to get a leg up

January 8, 2011 at 17:22

Africa’s innovations have mainly centred on technology, a trend that has driven economic growth in economies such as Kenya and Nigeria. Kenya’s growth this year has for example been anchored […]

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Novell celebrates year of innovation with record number of new products

January 5, 2011 at 11:27

PRESS RELEASE One year after announcing its intentions to lead in the rapidly growing market for intelligent workload management, Novell has shipped more than 12 new products, signed more than […]

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Uganda’s science to go ‘from policy to action’

January 2, 2011 at 23:14

[CAPE TOWN] Uganda came a step closer to creating a fully-fledged science, technology and innovation (ST&I) strategy this month, as it launched a process for implementing such a policy. Its […]

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TECHNOLOGY: IRIN’s pick of the year – 2010

December 21, 2010 at 16:52

NAIROBI, 21 December 2010 (IRIN) – It has been a big year for the uptake of new online technologies in emergencies, especially those using mobile money, text messaging (SMS), online […]

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Indigenous knowledge degree combines arts and sciences

December 16, 2010 at 11:19

[CAPE TOWN] The first comprehensive degree in African indigenous knowledge, combining natural and social sciences, will start in South Africa next year. The Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge Systems, a degree […]

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Question Box brings world of information to villagers

December 15, 2010 at 17:45

A project to enable rural people, many of them illiterate, to get whatever question they want answered has been deemed a success by its inventors. Curious villagers obtained answers to […]

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Launch of Global Innovation through Science and Technology

December 15, 2010 at 17:33

Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones is participating in the launch of a Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative […]

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