Innovation

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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2009-10 Africa-wide women and young professionals in science competitions

August 19, 2010 at 14:52

The finals of CTA/FARA/AGRA/RUFORUM/ANAFE/NPCA 2009-2010 Africa-wide science competitions were held in Burkina Faso from 19-20 July 2010 as a side event during the 5th African Agricultural Science Week and FARA […]

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Call for more women in science and engineering

August 13, 2010 at 14:15

Pretoria – More needs to be done to attract women to study in the fields of science and engineering, says Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor. Speaking at the National […]

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Tshwane University of Technology to showcase hydrogen bicycle

August 11, 2010 at 14:07

Pretoria – Excitement is mounting for a group of innovative students from the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) who will get to showcase their hydrogen powered bicycle, known as Hai […]

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