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

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.

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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Kenya to launch space centre

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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.

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African partners to fund 10,000 science PhDs

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The governments of Senegal, Ethiopia and Rwanda have joined forces with business leaders and the World Bank for a scholarship programme to fund 10,000 science and engineering PhDs in Africa over the next ten years.

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Nigeria partners US on Ebola vaccine

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The Nigerian Ministry of Defence, in collaboration with the United States Department of Defence Military Medicine and Research has commenced research into vaccine against the dreaded Ebola Virus.

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Researchers design future vaccine for tuberculosis

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Researchers from Biomedical Capacities Support Program (BIOCAPS) are collaborating with scientists from seven countries to design a future vaccine against one of the most persistent diseases worldwide, an infectious disease that provokes one death every 24 seconds: Tuberculosis.

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Zimbabwean researcher to work on the genetics of cervical cancer

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UNIVERSITY of Huddersfield researcher Dr Tsitsi Chituku is taking part in a project that seeks to learn more about the genetic factors that make some women more susceptible to cervical cancer.

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AfDB launches €33million ClimDev Africa Special Fund

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The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a €33million Fund on the sidelines of the Fourth Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-IV) in Marrakesh, Morocco.

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Africa’s think tanks in US for science, technology and innovation

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Prof Aderemi Kuku, a Distinguished Nigerian Professor of Mathematics and Computational Science of the Botswana International University of Science and Technology and President of the Nairobi-based African Academy of Sciences will join Africa’s best brains in the academia, high-ranking government officials, industry and the UN to present Africa’s emerging technological aspirations at a symposium in the US.

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Insight into how monkeys left Africa

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The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a tiny tooth plucked from the Arabian Desert.

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