African Union ‘would consider taking on UNESCO-Obiang science prize’

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...

SOUTH AFRICA: Communities debate microbicide results

JOHANNESBURG, 23 August 2010 (PlusNews) - The recent release of positive results from a microbicide trial in South Africa have kick-started discussions...

Africa Analysis: Taking control of science funding

African nations are increasingly taking control of their own science funding — but they must keep the money coming, writes Linda Nordling. When it emerged earlier...

AFRICA: A teabag that could save millions

JOHANNESBURG, 19 August 2010 (IRIN) - A cheap and effective filtering device developed by a South African university could provide safe drinking water to...

UGANDA: Optimism as PEPFAR lifts funding caps

KAMPALA, 25 August 2010 (PlusNews) - More Ugandan HIV patients are set to receive life-prolonging medication after the United States President's Emergency Plan for...

ZIMBABWE: Pregnancy need not put an end to education

HARARE, 25 August 2010 (IRIN) - Falling pregnant used to mean the end of school – and of much more - for girls in...

African policy-makers urged to make use of space data

The UN Office for Outer Space Affairs and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) have agreed to promote the use of scientific...

Kenya: Programme for women scientists brings research to the poor

Winning a fellowship with the African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) programme for her research was just the first step for Kenyan...

Africa considers a continent-wide space agency

Africa is a step closer to setting up its own space agency, with the approval of a planned feasibility study by the 53...

Micro-needles ‘could cut infections from vaccination’

Tiny needles that administer an antimicrobial dose alongside the vaccine when they dissolve in the skin could cut infections from vaccination in...

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