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The first comprehensive degree in African indigenous knowledge, combining natural and social sciences, will start in South Africa next year. The Bachelor of Indigenous...

Question Box brings world of information to villagers

A project to enable rural people, many of them illiterate, to get whatever question they want answered has been deemed a success by its...

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Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones is participating in the launch of a Global Innovation...

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

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...

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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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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...

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Johannesburg, 23 November 2010 (IRIN) - Africa has struggled to make accurate and detailed predictions of the impact of climate change on its countries,...

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