AllAfrica News: Science and Biotechnology

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Nigeria:Why We Support Field Trials of Genetically Modified Cassava in Nigeria - Scientist
[Premium Times] A research scientist, Paul Onyenekwe, has described the approval granted to two international agencies by a Nigerian regulatory agency to test run some genetically modified cassava in Nigeria as a welcome development.
01/15/2018 09:57 AM
Rwanda:Senators Call for Coordinated Research in Tertiary Institutions
[New Times] Members of the Senatorial Committee for Social Affairs, urged the Ministry of Education to ensure coordination of research in institutions of higher learning.
01/10/2018 12:31 PM
Rwanda:Lawmakers Urge Rab to Disseminate Research Findings to the Grassroots
[New Times] Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB) has been urged to ensure that its research findings impact Rwandans across the country.
01/09/2018 02:32 PM
Ethiopia:'I Determined to Conduct Fruitful Research Since I Do Not Want to Be Left for Library Consumption'
[Ethiopian Herald] It is believed that if the outcomes of researches are well communicated, they have potential reasons to influence policies and improve practices, livelihoods and technologies. On the contrary, in several institutions of our world, most of the academic research findings have been left on the shelves and they have not been sufficiently contributing to the transformation of a society.
01/10/2018 01:58 PM
Nigeria:What Biosafety Regime in 2018?
[Guardian] DO Nigerians know what the safety level of foods on their dining tables would be in 2018? That is a trillion Naira question. The short answer is no. We give two quick reasons for this.
01/05/2018 05:38 AM
Seychelles:Three Unique Butterflies That Fly Softly Through Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] A group of 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean -- is often considered a paradise. These beautiful islands are also home to some of the world's most unique and beautiful creatures.
01/04/2018 10:04 AM
Kenya:Prof Calestous Juma Was a Globally Known Researcher Whose Predictions Came to Pass
[Nation] Prof Calestous Juma passed away recently. He was a famous man and author, more outside Kenya than within. He was revered across Africa, in agriculture, research, and diaspora circles and on the internet, where he was a prolific writer and debater on Twitter with 114,000 followers who shared 161,000 tweets on subjects like Africana, culture, technology, academia, jobs, energy and coffee.
01/03/2018 10:38 AM
Seychelles:Two Decades of Sea Turtle Data in Seychelles Helps Researchers Understand Threats
[Seychelles News Agency] Data analysis of 20 years of turtle monitoring on Aldabra is helping Seychelles Islands Foundation (SIF) officials observe the movement patterns of these sea creatures and be in a better position to understand threats they may face at different stages of their life.
12/30/2017 11:44 AM
Angola:Angosat-1 Re-Establishes Communication
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan satellite, Angosat-1, last Friday re-established communication with the earth station, hours after it lost contact following its launch into orbit last Tuesday evening, in Kazakhstan, in the ambit of a project developed by a Russian company.
12/29/2017 11:56 AM
Africa:Coffee-Fuelled Buses to Disco Soups - Five Quirky Uses of Waste in 2017
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -From London buses rumbling along on the power of coffee beans to a football legend championing the transformation of plastic bottles into building blocks, 2017 has been a year full of innovative uses for the things we usually throw away.
12/27/2017 01:47 PM
Mauritius:How Merck, Unesco and Mauritius Partnered to Empower Women in Stem
[CIO] As part of Merck STEM program For Women and Youth, Merck Foundation, a non-profit organization and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany conducted the 3rd edition of their annual "UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit" on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency Mrs.
12/22/2017 03:00 PM
Africa:WHO Deems Cannabis Compound Cannabidiol Non-Addictive
[This is Africa] The World Health Organisation's Expert Committee on Drug Dependence conducted an initial review of Cannabidiol, a cannabis compound, with increased interest from member states on its use in palliative care. The Committee posted a positive review, declaring the compound non addictive.
12/21/2017 01:59 PM
Angola:Angolan Satellite to Enter Orbit On December 26
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Satellite, AngoSat-1, is set to be launched on Tuesday, December 26, at 07.00 pm, the minister of Science and Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha, announced on Thursday.
12/21/2017 02:14 PM
Africa:Indigenous Languages Must Feature More in Science Communication
[The Conversation Africa] There is no denying that English is one of the world's major languages. It's the mother tongue of nearly 370 million people. English is also very frequently used by scientists in academic journals and book chapters, along with other common languages like French, Spanish and Portuguese.
12/20/2017 08:45 AM
Sudan:Technical Committee for State Award to Scientists Abroad Holds First Meeting
[SNA] Khartoum -The technical committee for preparations to the State's Award for Sudanese Scientists Abroad held, Tuesday, its first meeting at the Secretariat for Sudanese Working Abroad Affairs.
12/20/2017 09:34 AM