August 21



August 20

  • Africa: USAID Announces Global Research Collaboration Awards [press release]

    USAID

    The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) today announce 46 new research projects that... Read more »

  • Namibia: Biometrics in Modern War [opinion]

    New Era

    Biometrics is taking the Military by storm, both as a tool to fight war on the battlefield and as a way for efficient business practices. Biometrics is now becoming an integral... Read more »



August 19

  • Africa: Free App to Help Blind People Use Smartphones

    SciDev.Net

    A free app to help blind people use different functions on smartphones has been launched this week, allowing tapping gestures to be translated into text. Read more »

  • Kenya: Legislative Vacuum Grounds Cargo Drone Contest

    SciDev.Net

    The first Flying Donkey Challenge, a competition to boost research and development into pilotless cargo drones, has been indefinitely delayed due to Kenyan authorities' current... Read more »

  • Africa: Q&A - the Impact of War On Mental Health [interview]

    SciDev.Net

    For World Humanitarian Day today, we speak to Bayard Roberts, director of the European Centre on Health of Societies in Transition at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical... Read more »

  • Tanzania: Study Calls for Reversal of Pharmaceutical Decline

    Daily News

    THERE is urgent need for active industrial regeneration in pharmaceuticals to serve local industries, a new study proposes. Read more »



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August 17



August 16

  • Nigeria: African Scientists Welcome Untested Ebola Drugs With Caution

    Daily Independent

    For more than a week since two American patients, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who tested positive to the disease, responded well to an experimental Ebola medicine, one... Read more »



August 15



August 14

  • Africa: Data to the People! [analysis]

    IRIN

    Protests against poor delivery of services such as water, toilets, health and education, have become such a ubiquitous part of the South African landscape they barely make the... Read more »

  • Africa: Bubble Wrap Pitched As Cheap Lab Equipment

    SciDev.Net

    Bubble wrap has recently been pitched by US scientists as a cheap and ubiquitous vessel for conducting chemical reactions in developing countries - but questions remain over how... Read more »

  • South Africa: SA Forensics - a Bloody Mess? [analysis]

    Daily Maverick

    Forensic expert Dr David Klatzow has been one of the most vocal and consistent critics of South African police handling of crime scenes and evidence. Speaking on Wednesday about... Read more »

  • Namibia: RSA Supports Namibia's Bid for CTA

    New Era

    South Africa has given its assurance to support Namibia's bid to host the Cherenkov Telescope Array, a global project that has attracted more than 1 000 scientists from 27... Read more »

  • Namibia: NCRST, NSA Formalise Agreement

    New Era

    The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) on Tuesday signed a comprehensive partnership agreement with the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA). Read more »

  • Namibia: Research Commission Signs Agreement With NSA

    Namibian

    THE National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) and the Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding yesterday, detailing mutual areas... Read more »

  • Namibia: Nam, SA to Cooperate On Space Science

    Namibian

    NAMIBIA and South Africa have issued a joint statement confirming their commitment to cooperate in the area of Astronomy and Space Science. Read more »

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