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WAAPP supports agricultural research in Nigeria

1:50 pm | The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has awarded research grant to over 43 scholars…

Nigeria begins preparation for GM rice production

5:55 pm | Nigeria and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have began a collaboration for the production…

Paucity of funds denies health assistance to millions in Lake Chad Basin

8:34 pm | Violence continues to devastate the lives and health of the millions of people in the…

WHO removes Nigeria from Polio-endemic countries

5:16 pm | The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally removes Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries.…

GMO: African professor on hot seat over email leak

12:15 pm | A Harvard Kennedy School professor wrote a widely disseminated policy paper last year in support…

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WHO removes Nigeria from Polio-endemic countries

5:16 pm | The World Health Organization (WHO) has formally removes Nigeria from the list of polio-endemic countries. …

South Africa gets commitment on stem education

5:52 pm | DuPont, a science company, has announced its collaboration with Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, to extend the Sci-Bono Blended Learning STEM Tutoring Project to an additional 150 learners in the Gauteng province of South Africa. …

Kenya to launch space centre

6:30 pm | Kenya is in the final stages of establishing a space centre, the equivalent of National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA) agency, a project that will propel Kenya to the elite club of a few countries in the world that own earth observation satellites. …

Merck collaborates with African, Asian Universities on Diabetes

11:59 am | Merck in collaboration with Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and Directorate of Medical Education & Research is introducing European Accredited Clinical Diabetes management for more than 5000 medical students in 18 medical colleges of Maharashtra University as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) in Africa and Asia.…

Health Journalists link up with Scientists at Science Cafés

12:01 pm | Once every month, health journalists in Uganda attend a Science Café where they have the opportunity to interact with scientists and researchers. The meeting has over the last few months succeeded in bridging the gap between scientists and journalists leading to more understanding of scientific principles by journalists.…

Food & Agric

WAAPP supports agricultural research in Nigeria

1:50 pm | The West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) has awarded research grant to over 43 scholars from Nigeria to purse post graduate programmes in selected universities across the world.…

Scientists team up to crunch genome data to increase animal health

7:12 pm | The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that it is teaming up…

Nigeria releases herbicide-resistant hybrid maize

11:31 am | Nigeria has released her first generation of hybrid maize that is resistant to metsulfuron methyl…

Over 2 million sign petition urging African leaders to ‘Do Agric’

4:09 pm | As the 23rd African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit gets underway in…

Environment

20,000 Elephants poached in 2013 – Study

12:42 pm | More than 20,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa where large seizures of smuggled…

Insight into how monkeys left Africa

12:18 pm | The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a…

UNEP calls for action on poaching

4:28 pm | Over 30 years ago, the mighty African elephant went extinct in my homeland Mauritania, where…

Climate Change impact in Africa: Termite to the rescue?

4:41 pm | The results of a new study not only suggest that termite mounds could make these areas more resilient to climate change than previously thought, but could also inspire a change in how scientists determine the possible effects of climate change…

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