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  • Africa: UN 'Externs' Help Brief Policymakers On Science


    Young researchers could soon be helping to shape science policy in developing nations, with a number of them contributing to the UN's recent prototype Global Sustainable... Read more »

  • Nigeria: Ebola - Lab Scientists Advise FG On School Resumption

    Daily Independent

    The Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) has called on the Federal Government to trade carefully and base its decision on scientific data on the... Read more »

September 12

  • Africa: Governments Need Scientific Advisors [analysis]


    Africa needs chief scientific advisors to help governments avoid endorsing 'junk' science, writes Linda Nordling. Read more »

  • Africa: Focus On Poverty - Education Isn't a Magic Bullet [analysis]


    Everyone from Time magazine to SciDev.Net seems to be talking about inequality at the moment. Thomas Piketty's book about it is a best seller. [2] Recently, Nobel Prize winner... Read more »

  • Rwanda: Solar Grid Capitalizes On Limited Sunshine


    The biggest solar power plant in East Africa has just opened in Rwanda. It is the first grid level solar plant in the region - a 21-hectare field covered with panels. Rwanda might... Read more »

  • Morocco: Scientists Report First Semiaquatic Dinosaur, Spinosaurus [press release]

    National Geographic Society

    Scientists today unveiled what appears to be the first truly semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. New fossils of the massive Cretaceous-era predator reveal it adapted to... Read more »

  • Africa: IDS Research Highlights Why Looking to the Future Is Critical for Development [Blog]


    New analysis from IDS highlights just how vital foresight initiatives, which usually consider a horizon of at least ten years, are in helping policy makers and local communities... Read more »

  • South Africa: Scientists Recognised at Annual Awards

    Some of the country's top scientists were honoured by the Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, at the annual National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards. Read more »

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September 09

  • Africa: UN 'Matchmaker' to Foster South-South Tech Transfer


    The UN has launched a new knowledge-sharing platform aimed specifically at private companies in low-income countries to help foster the spread of technology, assets and financing. Read more »

  • Africa: The Importance of Crafting Stories On the Green Economy [opinion]


    Last week a coalition of organisations that would like to see countries transition swiftly to a green economy called a meeting to brainstorm ideas of stories that would help sell... Read more »

  • Africa: Bright Clumps in Saturn Ring Now Mysteriously Scarce [document]

    State Department

    A recent Nasa-funded study finds a mysterious absence of bright clumps of material in Saturn's F ring. The researchers think they know why this happened. Read more »

  • South Africa: SA, UK Partner to Support Science, Innovation

    South Africa and the United Kingdom on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to support science, technology and innovation in the two countries. Read more »

September 08

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