Africa needs a culture of science

The first step towards an African culture of science is to make science relevant to local people, says development expert Oyeniyi Akande. For science and technology...

Uganda starts ‘historic’ trials on GM staple crop

Ugandan researchers will carry out a series of field trials on some of the major food crops that have been genetically modified (GM),...

Nigeria rethinks ‘failed’ science policy

Nigeria's science and technology policy, widely seen as inadequate, will be rewritten to serve the wider goals of the country, its science and...

Water storage requires evidence-based approach

Coping with climate change requires a greater understanding of the options for water storage, writes hydrology expert Matthew McCartney. The lack of water is a major...

South Africa eyes increased share of hydrogen fuel cell market

Cape Town - Naledi Pandor, the Minister of Science and Technology, wants South Africa to achieve 25 percent of the global market in the...

Green Revolution plan agreed at Ghana meeting

A private sector-led drive to contribute to a 'Green Revolution' in Africa took a step forward last week with the agreement of a "very...

CO2 storage atlas a milestone for South Africa

Johannesburg - The newly launched South African Carbon Geological Storage Atlas is an important milestone in capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) in the country, says...

Africa: Life Saving Peanut Product takes a Pasting

I was reminded of an advert I saw as a kid, you know, the one for Peanut Butter.  The advert showed a bunch of...

South Africa: Spotlight falls on ICT

Durban - The 5th annual SITA GovTech Conference opened on Monday with a strong call for South Africans to get better access to Information...

UGANDA: An app for lost loved ones

KAMPALA, 7 September 2010 (IRIN) - An online database of people separated from relatives by conflict or natural disasters can now be accessed by...

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