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Ethiopia: Center Launches Project to Enhance Resilience in Forest Landscape
[Ethiopian Herald] The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) launched a new Provision of Adequate Tree Seed Portfolios (PATSPO) project that would enhance productivity and resilience of forest landscape restoration to strengthen Ethiopia's green development strategy.
09/25/2017 11:23 AM
Ethiopia: Moe and Jica Sign Mathematical Understanding for Science and Technology Project
[Ethiopian Herald] Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) jointly signed the five-year Mathematical Understanding for Science and Technology (MUST) project agreement to improve mathematics education in Ethiopia.
09/25/2017 11:13 AM
South Africa: New Study Finds Out How Complex Life Was Formed Billions of Years Ago
[Daily Maverick] Late on Wednesday, scientists at Wits University announced that they had possibly found a missing piece of the puzzle in how complex life evolved. But if South Africa is to continue putting itself on the map where fundamental science is concerned, we face significant funding hurdles. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
09/21/2017 09:51 AM
Uganda: Black Africans Were Pivotal in Early Science and Technology
[Observer] A few years back, a book titled Heresy in the University edited by Prof Jacques Berlinerblau caused uproar, especially in North America.
09/20/2017 09:08 AM
South Africa: Virtual Reality Breathes New Life Into African Fossils, Art and Artefacts
[The Conversation Africa] Digital technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. So it was only a matter of time before the ways people interact with the past and ancient artefacts in museum settings became digital, too.
09/19/2017 10:38 AM
Lesotho: NUL Showcases Products Range
[Lesotho Times] THE National University of Lesotho (NUL) Innovation Hub recently unveiled four new products including sorghum biscuits and soap.
09/19/2017 03:08 PM
Lesotho: HIV/Aids Lab Launched in Leribe
[Lesotho Times] OFFICIALS from the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Ministry of Health this week launched the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe which was recently refurbished to the tune of US$180 000 (R235 8558).
09/19/2017 03:08 PM
Somalia: PM Visits Center of Academy, Science and Arts in Mogadishu
[Shabelle] Somali PM, Hassan Ali Khaire visited the HQ of Academy of Science and Arts near the Presidential Palace, Villa Somalia in Mogadishu on Sunday.
09/18/2017 02:23 PM
Nigeria: Lagos Completes 'Nigeria's First DNA Laboratory' - Official
[Premium Times] The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it had completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria.
09/18/2017 05:23 AM
Nigeria: Lagos Begins Operation in Nigeria's First DNA Forensic Lab
[Leadership] Lagos -The Lagos State government at the weekend said it has commenced skeletal operation in the newly completed first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria.
09/18/2017 08:08 AM
Nigeria: Lagos Opens Nigeria's First DNA Forensic Lab
[This Day] The Lagos State Government has completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, has disclosed.
09/18/2017 06:05 AM
Africa: Ghana Is Boosting Africa's Ascent to Astronomical Heights
[The Conversation Africa] The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is the world's largest radio telescope project, which will collect data over one million square kilometres from radio astronomy telescopes on the African and Australian continents. In the long run the two-phased SKA could possibly help scientists answer questions in astrophysics, cosmology and fundamental physics.
09/16/2017 05:19 AM
Ethiopia: Forum Eyes Enhanced National Metrology, Hydrology Services
[Ethiopian Herald] African Ministerial Council on Meteorology (AMCOMET), Africa Hydromet Forum 2017 aims to improve the capability of national hydrology and meteorology and services of African countries to provide accurate weather and climate services that meet the needs of end users in various sectors.
09/18/2017 09:51 AM
Africa: Women Scientists Lag in Academic Publishing, and It Matters
[The Conversation Africa] Women make up less than 30% of the people working in science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM) jobs worldwide. The gender imbalance is changing, but men still dominate in academic publishing. This has consequences for women's careers and for research itself.
09/14/2017 12:13 PM
Namibia: Local University Takes Start-Ups to Next Level
[New Era] Windhoek -This year the Namibia University of Science and Technology Fabrication Laboratory (NUST FABlab), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development, and the Southern Africa Innovation Support Programme 2 (SAIS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, have partnered into a colossal cooperative entity aiming to facilitate real change in the country.
09/14/2017 01:26 PM
Africa: Belgian Support for Innovative Agricultural Research
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo makes ten million euro available over the next four years for innovative agricultural research conducted by the 'Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)', a worldwide network of research centers contributing to enhanced productivity, food security and sustainability in the agriculture. The funding will support, among others, the further development of the banana genebank of the KU Leuven.
09/15/2017 01:27 PM
Tanzania: Radiation Tech Bears Fruit As Zanzibar Declared Tsetse Free
[Daily News] Pemba and Unguja are among pioneers in the successful implementation of a new technology that uses radiation to eradicate livestock killing vectors, tsetse flies.
09/13/2017 08:23 AM
Nigeria: Space Business Should Attract More Government Attention - Onuh
[Vanguard] The Centre for Satellite Technology Development, CSTD, is one of the activity centres in the National Space Research and Development Agency, NARSDA.
09/13/2017 01:54 PM
Zimbabwe: Scientist Nominated for the Albert Einstein Programme
[New Zimbabwe] A Zimbabwean scientist has the opportunity to become Africa's Albert Einstein after he was selected to be part of the prestigious Next Einstein Forum (NEF), which features some of the current leading scientists in the continent.
09/13/2017 10:37 AM
South Africa: 'Dodgy' Articles in Academic Journals Threatens Integrity of South African Science
[News24Wire] University scholars who publish their research in "dodgy" online scientific journals may be compromising their integrity in the new race to publish swiftly and prolifically, the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) acknowledged this week.
09/13/2017 08:16 AM
Ethiopia: Universities Get 94 Million Br Worth of Science Books
[Addis Fortune] Public Procurement & Property Disposal Service (PPPDS) procured science reference books worth 94 million Br for 11 new universities. The 44,330 books obtained by the service will be used as references for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and natural science subjects.
09/12/2017 10:13 AM
Uganda: OIC - Oryem Okello Calls for Increased Funding for Science
[Independent (Kampala)] Astana, Kazakhstan -Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs, Henry Oryem Okello has called upon the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to increase funding in science, technology research and development in Institutions funded by OIC, including Islamic University in Uganda.
09/12/2017 06:58 AM
Nigeria: Govt Agencies Shun Nigeria's Satellites
[Daily Trust] Three Nigerian multi-million dollar satellites are floating in obit but earning little revenue for the country, Daily Trust has learnt.
09/11/2017 12:38 PM
Nigeria: Experts Fault Proposed Field Trial of Genetically Modified Cassava
[Guardian] Abuja -Experts have condemned an alleged move by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, (IITA) and Zurich, Switzerland-based ETHZ Laboratories to carry out confined field trial of genetically modified cassava in Nigeria.
09/06/2017 11:23 AM
Africa: Scientists Jam With Musicians, Artists to Stir Public Passion for Nature
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Stockholm -Collaboration between the arts and science can help change the way we look at the environment - and spark debate on how to protect it
09/06/2017 08:34 AM
Ethiopia: Science Absolves
[Addis Fortune] On August 21, 2017, all the live broadcasts of media the world over and the internet were preoccupied with a single astonishing event up high in the heavens.
09/05/2017 10:12 AM
Tanzania: Science Skills Vital for Industrialisation Drive
[Daily News] THE demand for new skills improvement to promote expansion and quality of development opportunities in key economic sectors, particularly the industrialization drive, is very high.
09/05/2017 07:36 AM
Tanzania: 'Lost City' Used 500 Years of Soil Erosion to Benefit Crop Farming
[University of York] Researchers at the University of York working on a 700-year old abandoned agricultural site in Tanzania have shown that soil erosion benefited farming practices for some 500 years.
09/05/2017 07:00 AM
Tanzania: Tanzania Must Take Advantage of Its New Discoveries
[Citizen] Of late Tanzania has made headlines overseas for two archaeological discoveries-findings of remains of a 5-tonne dinosaur and about 700-year-old abandoned site of ancient Engaruka 'lost city' in Tanzania.
09/04/2017 08:25 AM
Uganda: Open Letter to the President On the Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill 2012
[Monitor] I would like to appreciate your continuous, relentless efforts to harness science, technology and innovation in Uganda for socio-economic transformation. We scientists appreciate your recent intervention by the creating of a fully-fledged ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoTI). As the ministry puts its foot on the ground, it needs your continuous support to build this sector that is a cornerstone of Uganda's transformation into a middle status economy in the near future.
09/04/2017 07:02 AM