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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,...

Young African scientists must be able to contribute to development

Support for young African scientists is critical if they are to apply their knowledge to the socio-economic challenges of the African continent says Christopher...

Texting saves lives of HIV patients, study confirms

Long awaited proof that mobile phone technology can be used by healthcare workers to save lives in Africa has finally been ...

Protecting Innovators – The Reason for AfricanBrains

Our recent post "Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations" talks of how students in Kenya are losing out on having their...

Kenya: High Costs Deny Students Ability to Patent Innovations

Reproduced from Beyond the First World with kind permission. Youths could be losing out on having their innovations patented due to financial limitations and...

UNEP Launches Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with the US Government, recently launched the Young Environmental Journalist Award Africa. Radio,...

2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship – Finalists Announced

The 2010 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship, managed by The Legatum Group and Omidyar Network, have announced the 10 finalists of small and medium-sized businesses...

Africa Analysis: The benefits of open source software

Africa should embrace open source scientific software, cutting costs and boosting IT skills across the continent, argues Linda Nordling Restrictive academic software can be a...

South Africa must strengthen green tech transfer

South Africa must get better at acquiring green knowledge and technology transfer — or be left out of global markets, says Radhika Perrot. Technology transfer has...

Uganda: Mobile technology doubles HIV treatment rate in babies

HIV-infected babies have had their diagnosis time cut from three months to two weeks thanks to a mobile phone-based technology. Infants with HIV need...

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