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Save the ‘biological Jewel’ of Nigeria

One of Africa’s most important protected areas, Cross River National Park in Nigeria, is being imperiled by a highly controversial ‘superhighway’, according to an international scientific group.

Africa’s universities can shrug off history and stage science revolutions

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What are the lessons other African institutions’ science faculties and individual departments can learn from UWC’s recent successes?

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Science needs to start speaking to people’s everyday lives in Africa

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There’s also a need for scientists to tell their own stories and to play a role in explaining their research. Many South Africans, for instance, may not know that the government is funding extensive research on indigenous knowledge systems.

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Scientists map genome of African diaspora

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The African genome is the oldest and most varied on earth. Africa is where modern humans evolved before migrating to Europe, Asia and beyond.

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Africa flying blind as continent tips into climate crisis

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A lack of data on African climate is slowing efforts to prepare for extreme weather, according to a new report which fills some of the gaps in Africa’s regional climate science.

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High Blood Pressure on the rise – WHO

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A new research published in the Lancet has said that the number of people in the world with high blood pressure reached 1.13 billion, nearly doubling since 1975.

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A step towards better nutrition for African children

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Cassava staple is consumed by more than 130 million people in Nigeria, fortifying it with soy could help address protein deficiencies as expert urges Africa to embrace the move to address malnutrition in children

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Do we need GM cotton?

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By Alex Abutu Activities have commenced in the country that would cumulate in the production of the first set of Genetically Modified cotton also known as Bt cotton in 2019. The decision to deploy the technology in spite of the long age controversy that has dogged it was taken after a careful and extensive examination […]

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African heroes, superpowers of agriculture

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By Strive Masiyiwa For most people, the notion of a hero conjures up images of brave individuals risking their lives for others, or “superheroes” from comic books or films, armed with supernatural powers. But what Africa needs, each and every day, are heroes of a different sort – “action heroes” with ideas and vision, ready […]

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WAAPP-Nigeria task stakeholders on productivity

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Seed companies collaborating with the West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme ( WAAPP-Nigeria), have been asked to fast track the generation, dissemination and adoption of improve varieties of seeds and seedlings in the country to enhance productivity.

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