African chemistry booming, but funding is scarce

African chemistry is booming, according to scientists who gathered this week at a conference in Johannesburg from across the continent to kick off...

Case study: South Africa uses nanotech against TB

South Africa is using nanotechnology to improve existing tuberculosis drugs. Munyaradzi Makoni looks at a developing country's experience. Treating tuberculosis (TB) in developing countries is...

Nanotech’s impacts on Africa must be carefully considered

Recommendations that attention should be paid to nanotechnology's ethical, economic and social risks for Africa, put forward by a regional workshop in Côte d'Ivoire,...

Africa: Science & Tech news in brief 13-26 Jan 2011

Below is a round up of Science & Tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 13–26 January 2011 Malaria vaccine candidate shows promise...

Govt, private sector partners to produce fuel cells in SA

Pretoria - The Department of Science and Technology has partnered with Anglo Platinum and Altergy Systems to establish a new company that will...

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...

Fast-growing plants linked to poor pest resistance

The idea that breeding plants for faster growth and higher yield will lead to a generation of crops vulnerable to pests and disease has...

Isolux Corsán Investigates Waste Water for Human Consumption

The technology under development will reduce energy consumption and the emission of greenhouse gases compared to conventional treatments. – It will be applicable in areas where water...

Somali Journalists Congratulate the election of the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) congratulates the newly elected president Somalia, his excellency Prof. Hassan Sheik Mohamoud on his election as the...

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