Category Archives: Science

Partnership for data-driven early response to hunger launched

Leading research and humanitarian agencies have joined forces to harness data and technology in a bid to stop climate shocks resulting in hunger in vulnerable livestock farming communities. The Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action is being created to help tackle the growing threat to people in the world’s drylands posed by the increasing […]

Fewer barriers, more opportunities: University of the People is disrupting the traditional higher educational model in South Africa

By: Shai Reshef, President of the University of the People (UoPeople)   University of the People (UoPeople) launched an Education Revolution in 2009 that has exploded in recent years to become the fastest-growing online university in the world. UoPeople’s innovative tuition-free model of higher education is quickly gaining momentum among South African students looking at cost-effective ways […]

An interview with N’Gunu Tiny on COVID and its impact on education in Africa

Interviewing N’Gunu Tiny, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Emerald Group about education in Africa. Finding out about education in Africa, its pre-pandemic trajectory and how it has been interrupted by COVID-19. N’Gunu Tiny talks about how this will further impact social mobility and, crucially, what should be done now? Discussing education in Africa, the […]

5 Principles of Collaboration- Leadership: The Exponential Effect

Dr Andy Brough presents a Masterclass on “5 Principles of Collaboration” as part of the launch of his book, “Leadership: The Exponential Effect.” #equipping4excellence #leadershipinsights #theexponentialeffect Key take-aways from the masterclass include: Collaboration Self-development Leadership elements What does effective leadership look like?  What is the relationship between self-leadership, leading others, leading teams and leading for […]

A Kind of Magic – Cosmetics Packaging Without Microplastic Pollution

Sulapac has launched a ground-breaking innovation. Now, water-based products can be packaged with a new bio-based Sulapac barrier that biodegrades without leaving permanent microplastics behind The barrier is no longer an obstacle The beauty and personal care industry is worth over $500 billion a year and the market is expected to grow annually by 4.75%. […]

Africa’s largest inter-university hackathon brings students together on Zindi for data science, for good

UmojaHack Africa 2021 was an unprecedented success, bringing more than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa to compete on Zindi in a virtual machine learning hackathon on the weekend of 27-28 March. More than $10 000 USD in prizes were awarded to data science students from 9 African countries, and more than 8500 submissions […]

Nano Announces Lead Investor Commitment for $90 Million Funding Round

The investment will accelerate the scale-up of Nano’s platform to expand vaccine access and alternate delivery. AUSTIN, Texas and DUBAI, UAE (Arab Newswire)  —  Nano Cures Inc. (“Nano”), clinical-stage biotechnology and infectious disease immunity platform company, announced a $90M pre-IPO funding round. The investment will be led by a $20M commitment from Opulence Capital Management, […]

The Four Hijabs (in Arabic and English). Feminist Interpretations of Qur’anic Verses

Written by Jamil Khoury and Dr. Manal Hamzeh Translated from English to Arabic by Dr. Manal Hamzeh Original English-Language Version Directed by Liz Wuerffel Animated by Anna Hayden-Roy Chicago, IL – (Arab Newswire) — Silk Road Rising (Co-Executive Artistic Directors Malik Gillani and Jamil Khoury) is proud to announce that the original English-language version of […]

54gene unveils world-class scientific research laboratory in Lagos State, Nigeria

54gene has unveiled its new lab in Lagos State, Nigeria, capable of human whole genome sequencing and a variety of other scientific investigations. Hosting a suite of world-class molecular genomics capabilities, including the Illumina Novaseq 6000 and NextSeq 550Dx the lab is part of 54gene’s mission to enable Africans to conduct genomics research and will […]

A Young Egyptian Researcher Attracts the Attention of British and European Oil Companies. Dr. Mohammad ElSayed Develops the First Multi-Sensing Robot System for Monitoring Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms in Britain

In an interview with Iris Media Agency, Dr. Mohammed ElSayed, a young Egyptian researcher at the University of Edinburgh, asserted that his success in developing a new multi-sensing robot has attracted the attention of both British and European oil and gas companies. Dr. Mohammad, who is currently spending his vacation in Abu Dhabi, mentioned that his novel invention will […]

Engineering Demand At The Forefront Of Africa’s Transformation

A continent as vast as Africa has untold potential and ample resources to fuel massive industrialization, but numerous signs point to a potential bottleneck for development: engineering demand. As major projects are unfolding from South Africa to the Sinai, corporations and governments alike are seeking the labor of qualified engineering graduates and professionals who understand […]

Why Using Analytics Can Help with Marketing Your Travel Brand

Content marketing is an integral part of your strategy when trying to grow your own travel brand. You’ll need to ensure your words are carefully crafted in a way that will engage your customers and followers and are relevant to your marque and products. It will help to create a positive impression that will bring […]

Digital Explorers Launch Paid Traineeship In Lithuania For Nigerian Female Data Analysts/Scientists

 Digital Explorers has launched applications for the second cohort of the program. This time, it is a female-only track that will select up to 15 female Data Analysts and Data Scientists at entry-level who will undergo up to 6 months paid traineeship in Lithuania. The program will consist of an intensive training and a placement […]

Covid-19 “an opportunity,” said African Educators in Major New Survey

Fifty percent of surveyed African teachers, trainers, and education technology specialists think the Covid-19 pandemic will turn out to be a “significant” or “very significant” opportunity for African education. The results of a survey, released today by eLearning Africa and EdTech Hub, show that many African educators are opportunistic about the future. They believe that […]

New study: “Leapfrogging Africa. Sustainable Innovation in Health, Education and Agriculture”

New Study: Leapfrogging Africa

In times of the coronavirus pandemic, while future prospects for Africa might look rather grim, there is always room for optimism. A new study by the Berlin Institute reveals that there are many good approaches and projects on the continent that improve people’s lives, and could be implemented on a broad scale to fast track […]

Illumina collaborates with 54gene in the creation of a world-class genomics facility in Nigeria

54gene-Illumina team

Partnership will expand 54gene’s sequencing-based research and molecular diagnostics  capabilities with a focus on improving health outcomes through precision medicine 03 September, 2020,  Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN) today announced a collaboration with  54gene, a health technology company whose mission is to advance precision medicine capabilities in Africa through research, advanced molecular diagnostics and clinical programs. The […]

Zindi launches recruitment platform to connect organisations with Africa’s data science talent

On Thursday 3 September, Zindi launches its new recruitment platform at AI Expo Africa 2020 to help organisations around the world find the data science talent they need. Zindi will draw on its community of more than 18 000 data scientists across Africa and the rest of the world to match companies and organisations with […]

Africa needs the space industry to go forward


The African continent is bound to become increasingly more dependent on the space industry for job creation, poverty alleviation and sustainable resource management. These were some of the findings in a paper recently published by an expert in the field of Earth Observation and Geo-Information Sciences. The paper titled “The status of Earth Observation (EO) […]

Dry cooling method to replace polluting metalworking fluids

The extremely compact and maintenance-free EcoCooling air-cooling unit makes it possible to build smaller and cheaper metalworking machines. The technology, based on ionized, cooled air, makes metalworking fluids redundant and has proved to prolong the lifetime of the cutting tools significantly. The unit can also be easily retrofitted onto existing machine tools and tool-parks worldwide.

Expensive metalworking fluids are no longer needed to cool and lubricate workpieces and cutting tools in the machine tool industry. Instead, there is now a proven green and clean method, EcoCooling, that uses only ionized and cooled air and has none of the environmental hazards and costs related to oil-based fluids. EcoCooling is the result […]

BUMAX screws hold world’s largest telescope together

Artist's rendering of the ELT in operation

World-leading specialist manufacturer of premium stainless steel fasteners BUMAX has been chosen to supply thousands of high-strength and corrosion resistant fasteners for the ELT, the Extremely Large Telescope, presently under construction. BUMAX of Sweden has received an order for 11,000+ fasteners model BUMAX 109 for the construction of the European Southern Observatory Extremely Large Telescope (ESO ELT). The EUR […]

Eins-Sci COVID-19 Testing Laboratory Solution

An illustration created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the structure of the coronavirus now named COVID-19. Source:

Analytica Lab Africa exhibitor Eins-Sci, an international company specialising in laboratory equipment, has compiled a complete SARS-CoV-2 (2019-nCoV) Testing Laboratory Solution including all the equipment and the quantities required to set up the laboratory. Eins-Sci Director Bradley Rautenbach says the company has pioneered the release of an all-in-one laboratory equipment solution to help hospitals, enterprises […]

COVID-19 brings out the urgent need for proper waste management systems, especially single-use plastic


While some parts of the world are slowly beginning to lift strict lockdown measures after Covid-19 brought life to a grinding halt, Kenya is still facing a growing threat from the rising number of new cases. The healthcare system is under tremendous pressure, and the economic meltdown is no longer an unfathomable outcome. Yet, the […]