Nutty business: Tanzania president using army to save cashew industry

15 November 2018

Tanzanian president John Magufuli has been in the news since last weekend for three main reasons, firing two ministers, ordering private cashew nut buyers to up their prices failure for which he ordered government to purchase all the harvests earlier this week. Read more

Germany to add to Grand Challenges Funding

13 November 2018

The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS), the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a transformative partnership to support African investigators to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health. Read more

Microsoft And CPGR Unveil Project To Advance Medical Research And Healthcare In Africa

13 November 2018

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika initiative, and the Centre for Proteomic & Genomic Research (CPGR) have embarked on a joint project bringing together the intelligent cloud and genomics research to create a scalable, cost-effective technology platform to power advanced medical analysis and research. Read more

Russell Group calls for more Africa-UK research mobility

8 November 2018

The governments of the UK and African countries should encourage researchers’ mobility between their territories, the group of UK research-intensive universities has said, amid intensified efforts to boost their research collaboration. Read more

University of Cambridge receives Gates Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for groundbreaking research in East Africa

7 November 2018

The University of Cambridge has been awarded a Grand Challenges Explorations grant - an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Chris Gilligan, Professor of Mathematical Biology and Co-Chair of the Cambridge Global Food Security Interdisciplinary Research Centre, will pursue an innovative global health and development research project,... Read more

African women scholars urged to seize global opportunities

5 November 2018

African women scholars have been urged to be less cautious and take advantage of international opportunities open to them in respect of scholarships, fellowships, grants, leadership positions and career advancement. Read more

First Extraordinary Summit of the Committee of Ten African Heads of State and Government Championing Education, Science and Technology

2 November 2018

Ten African heads of state and government are meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, on 2-3 November 2018 to discuss progress on continental science and education strategies and how to boost science investment on the continent. The grouping, which champions science, technology and education in Africa, consists of Chad, Egypt, Gabon, Kenya,... Read more

Academic freedom – A key to building science capacity in Africa

30 October 2018

African countries were challenged to take more deliberate steps to build adequate science and innovation capacity, including the guarantee of academic freedom, at the opening of the Sixth Africa Higher Education Week and Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Biennial Conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya. Read more

Birth cushion – the power of culturally aware healthcare

24 October 2018

Maria Nachap is already in labour, but still walked through the valley for an hour. Accompanied by her mother, she reaches the healthcare centre in Lorengechora, a village with red soil and huts made out of wood and straw. Read more

A unique opportunity to promote scientific collaboration in Africa

22 October 2018

Science diplomacy has three different faces: science in diplomacy (using science as a diplomatic instrument in foreign policy); diplomacy for science (diplomacy seen as a way to establish scientific collaboration in the international realm); and science for diplomacy (where scientific cooperation can help improve international affairs). Read more

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