Africa Analysis: When science academies should lobby

Africa's academies should take a leading role in lobbying their governments for science funding, argues Linda Nordling. Should African academies lobby governments? Lobbying seems...

Egyptian climate change atlas sparks debate

Claims that climate change will leave 4,000 square kilometres of Egypt under water and ten per cent of the population homeless have led...

AFRICA: New vaccines key to lowering child mortality

KIGALI/NAIROBI, 7 December 2010 (IRIN) - Burkina Faso has become the first country to introduce a meningitis vaccine designed specifically for the African continent,...

Pioneering meningitis vaccine faces funding threat

A meningitis vaccine that costs just US50 cents a dose, and which advocates believe could eliminate epidemics of the disease in Africa, will...

Africa could feed itself, says development expert

Africa could feed itself within a generation through the application of science-based techniques to agricultural production, according to the editor of a report on...

Kenya: Old socks and yeast to lure mosquitoes

A worn sock and a bottle of fermenting yeast could provide a cheap and effective trap for mosquitoes, according to a study. Scientists testing...

Zambia scales up agriculture e-voucher scheme

Zambian farmers could gain faster access to agricultural products and services with an  electronic voucher scheme. The 'e-voucher project' — the first of its...

DRC: It pays to go green

IBI, 29 November 2010 (IRIN) - Olivier Mushiete sees himself as a pioneer: His ever-expanding acacia forest on the Bateké plateau, 120km east of...

Africa, EU plan ministerial science policy dialogue

African and European heads of state are expected to endorse plans for a high-level science policy dialogue between the two continents when they...

Nanotech offers more for health than nanodrugs

Nanotech in hygiene, fake drug detection and remote diagnosis will do more for health than nanodrugs, says Mohamed Abdel-Mottaleb. All countries should be planning for...

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