Africa is known to be where humans originated. This makes it the most genetically diverse region in the world. Diversity in other populations represents a subset of the diversity within Africa.
Africa is home to 92% of malaria cases and 93% of malaria deaths.
The aim is to discover, develop and facilitate delivery of anti-malarial medicines to help tackle the burden of malaria in endemic countries and support malaria eradication.
Low-cost alloys would pave the way for affordable medical implants and prosthetics.
Low-cost titanium alloys in South Africa could be used in non-aerospace sectors, such as car parts, medical devices, implants, jewellery and kitchen appliances.
Cloud computing can play a crucial role in helping African countries reach sustainable development.
The sounds our ancestors made are important because they teach us about spaces and behaviour and rituals of the time.
WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
Over the past two decades digitisation has steadily transformed African farming.
Quantum machine learning is an exciting, rapidly growing field.
Scientists and medical practitioners can help turn goals into reality, such as through vaccine programmes.
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Science academies have a crucial role to play in developing ways for scientists to engage more effectively.
Technology is only part of the solution to giving people access to sanitation.
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In Ghana, backpackers often don't feel safe. Upgrading technology can solve this problem.
A well implemented science policy can transform a country’s economy.
South Africa's White Paper doesn't outline how science, innovation and technology can improve ordinary people's lives.
Taking a look at the interesting world of the South African Astronomical Observatory.
Drones are being used to combat malaria in Zanzibar.
Kenya needs policies that aim to draw women into STEM and retain them.
Gender biases are revealed in enrolment inequalities and policies that favour male students.
Kenyan-born Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, was passionate about finding solutions to Africa’s big challenges. He was…
Seeds and cereals are assessed in in laboratories to check the quality of the grains.
African countries, like Nigeria and Ethiopia, increased their food production using a system-wide approach, and not the traditional reliance on isolated projects.
Three new HIV vaccine concepts which rely on high-tech designer proteins are being trialled to see if they can stop the virus.
HIV cells (in red) attacking an organism.
Understanding where there are high numbers of new HIV infections is important to establishing whether interventions are working or not.
An aerial view, using drones, could make a big difference to mapping land across Africa.
Creating a reliable, up to date land register is important for African countries. Drones can help collect and record the necessary data.