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promoting science and technology in Africa
promoting science and technology in Africa

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South Africa’s government is updating the country’s 1996 legislation document that governs the country’s science, technology and innovation activities and agencies with the aim to refocus research efforts on poverty, unemployment, drought and other…
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An international team of researchers from the United States, China and Italy in a report recently published in Science has suggested the installations of windmills and solar farms could have unexpected beneficial climate impacts when deployed at a large…
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Africans have been making and drinking beer before the first European set his foot on African soil but the Europeans were first to commercially produce beer in Africa. Throughout history, Human have consumed beer and made them from local cereal grains.…
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Though Paypal is the most common online payment platform in the world, users in Nigeria cannot receive money on the platform. This makes Paypal useless to online merchants and freelancers in Nigeria who need to receive payments or funds from Europe or the…
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With all the hype and news of innovation coming out of Africa in recent times, the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) released on 10 July shows that of 126 nations ranked by innovations, eight African countries are among the last ten and only seven…
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When it comes to physical sciences, South Africa’s pupils lag far behind their peers in other countries. The World Economic Forum ranked South Africa at 128 of 137 countries in math and science education in its most recent competitiveness report. This…
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How does one train science students without equipment? As a sociologist of science specialising in African countries, this is a question I get asked with sad regularity. How, African science, technology, engineering and maths educators ask me, can the…
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Most universities in Nigeria have entrepreneurship centres or departments. These were established by the government to create entrepreneurs out of university graduates and boost job creation. The policy is meant to encourage and stimulate entrepreneurial…
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All over the world, there is controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) especially with regard to their use in producing food. The key areas of the controversy are whether GM food should be labelled, the role of government regulators, the…
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Tsetse fly is a tropical insect that occur only in Africa and transmit sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) in humans and a similar disease called nagana in domestic animals. The infection can lead to death in humans and has killed millions of…
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