Category Archives: Science

History of Essay Writing Competitions in Africa

Essay writing is much more of an invigorating practice than many might think. It’s an excellent way for someone with a talent for writing to exude their craftsmanship through writing about a particular subject. read more

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Reforming and revitalizing higher education sector crucial for Africa’s development, experts say

The fourth Senior Experts Dialogue on Science, Technology and the African Transformation Agenda ended in Dakar Friday with experts making concrete recommendations for consideration by policy makers, universities, regional and continental organizations on how to align higher education policy with science, technology and innovation (STI) and industrial policies to support the transformation of Africa’s economies in line with the continent’s integration and development agenda. read more

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Italian scientist brings ‘pasta power’ climate adaptation solution to West Africa

A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security read more

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Mdantsane proves the perfect laboratory for Engen’s Kanyisa Royana

Kanyisa Royana grew up with her two girl cousins (her Sisters) in Mdantsane, 15km outside East London. They lived with their grandmother and grandfather – who passed away in 2009. From thereon, her gran supported them and became beloved mother and father to them in their home. read more

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The 2017 International Space Forum in Nairobi

The ministerial meeting on the International Space Forum that will be held in Nairobi on 28 November 2017 was presented on 25 October 2017 at the Farnesina, with the attendance of the diplomatic missions of the African countries in Italy. read more

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‘Learning in Context’ | eLearning Africa program announced

Details of this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which will take place in Mauritius from September 27 – 29, have been announced, with a comprehensive program of relevant events all linking under the theme ‘Learning in Context.’ The congress coincides with UNESCO’s International Day of Universal Access to Information. read more

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South Africa’s first privately owned nanosatellite is set for release from the ISS into orbit

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International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

A satellite in the process of being deployed from the International Space Station. The 28 satellites which forms part of the European Union’s QB50 project will all be deployed in this manner over a period of 30 to 60 days while the ISS orbits Earth. Image: NASA read more

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A Boost for African Innovation

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“Secretive” bureaucracy controlling WHO Tobacco Treaty is “a threat to public health” – new report

A recent report from the Royal College of Physicians concluded that vaping is “at least 95% safer” than smoking read more

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Prospects for Economical Fast Transportation across Africa

A unique transportation technology that can offer fast travel durations at competitive prices is being developed in such countries as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and China. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) classifies the technology as a boat, except that it resembles an aircraft due to its central fuselage and presence of wings. However, commercial aircraft wings are designed to generate a powerful vacuum effect on the top side at high forward speeds, when the aircraft lifts off into the sky. The aircraft look-alike generates zero vacuum effect on the top side of the wings at any speed. read more

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At less than a week to global science forum, Next Einstein Forum launches global call for a new era in science and technology in Africa

700 participants from 80 countries already registered, 52% of them young people and 40% women read more

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Premium Education Event kicks off on 1 July

Eduweek, Honouring Excellence within the African Education Industry read more

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6th World Congress on Biotechnology

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