Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations

Reproduced from Beyond the First World with kind permission. Youths could be losing out on having their innovations patented due to financial limitations and...

Africa: Plant clinics must take root in poor countries

Community-based plant clinics should be part of a health system for plants, say agriculture experts Solveig Danielsen and Frank Matsiko. Food security, the production of...

Funding still an uphill struggle for African academies

African academies are still battling to obtain funding and recognition from policymakers despite several efforts to strengthen them. This message came out...

UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the US Government, recently launched the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa. Radio,...

2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship – Finalists Announced

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...

Egypt: Green algae boost wheat yields, say scientists

A substance derived from green algae has boosted wheat productivity by a quarter, according to Egyptian scientists. 'Gorn 19' was invented by an Egyptian...

Africa Analysis: The benefits of open source software

Africa should embrace open source scientific software, cutting costs and boosting IT skills across the continent, argues Linda Nordling Restrictive academic software can be a...

South Africa must strengthen green tech transfer

South Africa must get better at acquiring green knowledge and technology transfer — or be left out of global markets, says Radhika Perrot. Technology transfer has...

Uganda: Mobile technology doubles HIV treatment rate in babies

HIV-infected babies have had their diagnosis time cut from three months to two weeks thanks to a mobile phone-based technology. Infants with HIV need...

South Africa: Investors keen on solar park

Upington - More than 400 local and foreign investors, who attended the two-day Solar Park conference organised by the Department of Energy, went back...

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