African Union Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Excellence Awards

African Union Commission recognises  two distinguished African Scientist - Professor Robert Peter. MILLAR, a native of South Africa winner in the category of Earth...

$2 million to fund research on African vegetable crops

Small-farm operators in Africa and parts of Asia are intended to reap the benefits from two $1 million grants supporting seed-related research for indigenous...

UNAIDS: Sourcing African solutions will be critical to ending Africa’s ‘AIDS dependency crisis

UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé called on African governments to take on a greater share of AIDS investments in their own countries and across...

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,...

South Africa: Health gets a makeover

Cape Town - Government has promised to give the country's health system a boost, with the revitalisation of nursing colleges, the hiring of qualified...

USAID, Western Union Launch African Diaspora Marketplace

Washington — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union Company have launched the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II). The marketplace promotes...

Botswana: Two stalled institutions to open in 2012

After years of delays, both the Botswana International University of Science and Technology and the Oodi College of Applied Arts and Technology are to...

Computers play a crucial role in preserving the Earth

From bears to birds to herders: NSF-funded researchers develop computing methods to cultivate a sustainable environment, economy and society. Computers have helped revolutionize the commercial...

How Africa Can Transform Land Tenure, Revolutionize Agriculture, and End Poverty, A Ten Step...

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly half of the world’s usable, uncultivated land but so far the continent has not been able to develop...

Tanzania backs plan for use of GMOs

TANZANIA IS backing a plan to start research on genetically modified crops (GMO) in its territory, in a move Agriculture Minister Jumanne Maghembe says...

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