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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.
To get an effective vaccine for HIV/AIDS, scientists need to understand exactly how the virus works and immune system responds to it. African scientists have come one step closer.
Makame Makame from the Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Programme holds one of the drones used to map malaria vectors.
Epidemiologists and public health managers are looking to complement indoor-based malaria solutions with those that focus on the outdoors. Drones are a crucial part of their armoury.
Somaliland’s shift to use iris recognition in a presidential election stems from distrust in the voting system.
In a remarkable extension of technological leapfrogging, Somaliland will become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election.
Robots are advancing exponentially while human learning occurs at a much slower pace.
Jobs are not created or lost because of a single technology, but because of the business models designed to leverage the power of it.
South Africa has the ability to meet national food requirements but for this to happen serious reforms in its agriculture sector are needed.
To stimulate innovation in the agriculture sector education and training is in dire need of substantial reform for greater integration, cooperation and accountability.
A 3D depiction of HIV which attacks T-cells in the body.
A South African child, who has been in HIV remission for nearly nine years, could help researchers understand how to make remission possible for millions of other HIV positive people.
Biomedical innovations can work with traditional methods like x-rays to guide doctors’ decisions.
African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Using research evidence to implement development goals isn’t just a technical process.
Linking policymakers with research relevant for implementing the SDGs is difficult. But building strong relationships between them and researchers is a good place to start.
A cellphone based hearing test could be helpful in developing countries where screenings are needed.
In most developing countries hearing services are not available at primary healthcare clinics and those who need it the most are not screened for hearing loss.
The prevalence of malaria infection in sub-Saharan Africa today is at the lowest point since 1900.
The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs and lows. However, there's been little change in the high transmission belt that covers parts of West and Central Africa.