- Kenya: Kenya Power Confirm Tokens Hitch(Nairobi News)
- Ethiopia: Agency Says Diaspora Contribution to GERD Augmenting(Ethiopian Herald)
- Zimbabwe: Ex-Zetdc Boss Testifies Against Jere(The Herald)
- Namibia: Localisation of Renewable Energy Industry Continues(Namibia Economist)
- Nigeria: Federal Govt Approves N6.2bn for Six Power Projects(This Day)
- Kenya: Kenya Power Set to Pay Consumers for Blackouts(Nation)
- Namibia: Ongwediva Threatens to Cut Off Defaulters(Namibian)
- South Africa: Gold Fields' R660 Million Solar Power Plant Project Lights Up With Board Approval(Daily Maverick)
- Africa: Energising Africa - Energy Poverty Rising(SciDev.Net)
- Malawi: Escom Employees Down Tools Over Salary Issues(Nyasa Times)
Gambia: Gambia's Trachoma-Free Status 'Sets Example for Africa'
Gambia has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, offering hope to other African countries trying to eradicate the painful eye disease. Read more »
Africa: Energising Africa - Energy Poverty Rising
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Africa: 'Pyramid' Tackles Health and Climate Impacts of Food
Researchers have created a new dietary tool that they say could be used to simultaneously cut the risk of disease and climate change impacts. Read more »
Africa: Weather Forecasts a 'Life-Saving Tool Against Meningitis'
Scientists are using weather-based surveillance to predict impending meningitis outbreaks in Sub-Saharan Africa, making weather forecasts a possible tool to help health services… Read more »
Africa: Giving Plastic Waste a New Life
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Africa: Three-Drug Combo 'Cures 90% of Severe TB Cases'
A three-drug regimen for treating drug-resistant TB strains cured 90 per cent of patients and cut down treatment period from about 20 months to six months, a conference heard. Read more »
Africa: Behind the Wall - Africa's Prison Health Crisis
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Tanzania: Top Tanzania Scientist Says Covid-19 Vaccine 'Experimental'
While Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said she will set up a COVID-19 oversight committee, vaccine skepticism from one of the country's leading scientists could… Read more »
Africa: Fall Armyworm 'Worsens Hunger Among Smallholders'
The invasive crop pest fall armyworm is well known for its devastating effects on maize yields in Africa, but few studies have been done on its broader impact on poverty levels and… Read more »
Africa: Family Planning Lags As Myths Persist
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Africa: Three Natural Enemies Found to 'Beat Fall Armyworm'
Maize farmers across Africa could soon find relief from the devastation caused by fall armyworm (FAW) following encouraging results from the use of indigenous natural enemies to… Read more »
Africa: Malaria Data Opened Up to Combat Drug Resistance
A huge trove of aggregated data on malaria parasites from around the globe is unlocking genetic secrets on the organism's evolution and could assist in the mounting battle against… Read more »
Africa: Rural-Urban Migration Cuts Bush Burning, Air Pollution - Study
Harmful emissions of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were reduced in 13 African countries in recent years, bucking the trend of increasing air pollution, as rural to urban migration led to… Read more »
Africa: Mobile App Halves Vaccinating Time to Curb Rabies
A mobile phone app is helping veterinarians to halve the time it takes to complete dog vaccination programmes in Malawi and could help curb rabies threat in African cities, a study… Read more »
Africa: Youth, Women Bridge Africa Health Gaps
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Africa: Solar Fridges to Chill Covid-19 Shots in Rural Africa
Solar-powered refrigerators could be a game-changer in Africa's fight against COVID-19 by helping the continent to store and distribute vaccines, especially in rural and remote… Read more »
Africa: Non-Surgeon Medical Staff 'Can Perform Safe Operations'
Surgery performed by associate clinicians or medical professionals who are not qualified surgeons are as safe and effective as those performed by doctors, and should be promoted in… Read more »
Africa: Africa 'Not On Track to Reach 2030 HIV/Aids Targets'
The likelihood of African countries reaching HIV testing and condom use targets by 2030 is only 12.1 per cent and 28.5 per cent respectively, making the need for more testing and… Read more »
Africa: Put Vision Into Global Health Focus, Experts Urge
Vision, quality of life, the economy and development are all so interconnected that eye health should be reframed as a mainstream part of the sustainable development agenda, says a… Read more »
Africa: Gender Bias Stymies Women's Careers in Stem - UN
While women play a critical role in science and technology, women career scientists still face gender bias, accounting for only 28 per cent of engineering graduates and 40 per cent… Read more »
Nigeria: Bad Roads, Insecurity Could Wreck Covid-19 Vaccination
Weeks ahead of the potential arrival of 41 million COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria, there are already many problems on the ground that could hamper successful distribution, experts… Read more »
Africa: Africa's Tech Hubs Giving Universities Stiff Challenge
African technology hubs are challenging the dominance of traditional universities as sources of knowledge production, and are becoming better suited to a fast-paced knowledge… Read more »
December 30, 2020
Africa: The Year of the Virus - 2020 in Review
COVID-19 influenced global development like no other topic in 2020. SciDev.Net looks back at some of our best coverage this year. Read more »
Africa: Catch Up - Africa Science Focus in 2020
This year, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, a new show emerged on Africa's fledgling podcast scene. Tasked with uncovering the voices of scientists in the least-developed… Read more »
December 24, 2020
Africa: Africa 'Not Yet Ready' to Introduce Covid-19 Vaccines
African countries are unprepared to introduce COVID-19 vaccines, which poses a serious threat to the global fight against the disease, scientists say. Read more »