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AFSJ/INASP mentoring programme takes-off in Nairobi

An Africa-wide mentoring programme aimed at enhancing the quality of science journalism in Africa has begun with a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.

Tackling climate change

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Nigeria and Malawi may not be amongst the worst culprits of global warming and the changing effects of the climate. But the activities of deforestation in both countries categorise them as victims because according to Professor Babajide Alo the production of charcoal and burning of wood to cook in Nigeria and Malawi generates sufficient gasses […]

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NigeriaSat-X captures crisp, clean first image

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The Nigerian-built satellite, NigeriaSat-X, has acquired its first satellite image just a few days after it’s successful launch into orbit in Russia.

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‘Made-by-Nigeria’ satellite now in orbit

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Nigeria’s profile in the global satellite industry has been boosted with the launch of two micro earth observation satellites code-named, NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X on Wednesday from a launch site in Yasny, Russia. But that is not the news

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Africa wakes up to STI

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It may not be easily noticed because the headquarters of African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has for over half a century been dominated by “pure politics.”

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UN seeks $1B more for East African food crisis

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The Food and Agriculture Organisation has convened an emergency meeting seeking an additional $1 billion to address the food crisis ravaging Eastern Africa.

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Ugandan wins HIV research award

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) has awarded Milly Kaggwa Nanyombi from Uganda one of the three prestigious prizes

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Severe food crisis hits East Africa says UN

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Eastern Africa is experiencing what has been described as the “most severe food crisis in the world today”, with at least 10 million people affected in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of

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South Africa rallies support for her SKA bid

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South Africa is rallying Africa’s support to win the hosting of the world’s most powerful radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).

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