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FMC Corporation announces executive leadership change in EMEA region
16-04-2021 | 08:46:00
FMC Corporation (FMC), the global agricultural sciences company, announced Marc Hullebroeck, FMC vice president and president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, will retire from the company at the end of June 2021.
Egyptian Space Agency signs cooperation protocol with the French Space Agency
19-03-2021 | 15:19:38
This is not the first time Egypt is cooperating with France as the French Space Agency has previously offered cooperation with Egypt in the manufacture of a satellite, training and outer space exploration.
[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Why Europe wants Africa to end crop protection
12-03-2021 | 15:24:00
Indeed, so extreme is the anti-pesticide noise that we are in danger of plundering our food output and increasing our dependency on Europe for generations ahead.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Digital Payments are key to financial inclusion in Africa
11-03-2021 | 14:00:00
Digital payments have become a very crucial service in Africa. Every day, millions of transactions are transacted across the continent leading to the rise of different payment technologies like Mpesa.
AIMS and Ishango launch program to connect data science graduates to international opportunities
11-03-2021 | 11:22:02
Ishango and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have announced a partnership to connect top African data scientists with international work experience opportunities.
Researcher explores native grass for improving livestock productivity in DR Congo
09-03-2021 | 11:03:29
With a population of close to 90 million people, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, boasts 90 million hectares of pasture that can support 40 million heads of cattle and produce 1.5 million tonnes of beef per year.
Bioline Agrosciences acquires Kenya's Dudutech, reaffirms global ambitions in biocontrol
03-03-2021 | 13:04:00
Bioline Agrosciences announced the acquisition of the Kenyan Biocontrol Company Dudutech from the British Company Flamingo Group International.
Fawligen registers in Kenya
02-03-2021 | 14:37:00
UPL and AgBiTech announced the formal registration of Fawligen, a biological control for Fall Armyworm in Kenya.
Climate smart forage grasses increase milk yields and income of Kenya dairy farmers
26-02-2021 | 06:32:02
Dickson Osogo a farmer in Kenya’s Siaya County is among more than 1,000 dairy farmers in Western Kenya who have insulated themselves from high commercial feed prices and poor quality nappier grass and in the process increased milk yields and income.
Mastercard unveils Girls4Tech programme in Morocco
23-02-2021 | 07:17:00
Mastercard’s signature science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, Girls4Tech™, has officially reached its initial goal of educating one million girls worldwide.
bp joins IBM Quantum Network to advance use of quantum ‎computing in energy
16-02-2021 | 06:42:39
Multinational oil and gas company bp has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the use of quantum ‎computing in the energy industry.
Fellowship seeks to invest in over 630 African agricultural scientists
02-02-2021 | 07:40:22
Investing in the next generation of African scientists, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has announced that the call for third cohort of the One Planet Fellowship is now open.
54gene unveils scientific research laboratory in Lagos State, Nigeria
27-01-2021 | 07:11:26
54gene has unveiled its new lab in Lagos State, Nigeria, capable of human whole genome sequencing and a variety of other scientific investigations.
GSK, Novartis partner to support scientific research into genetic diversity in Africa
19-01-2021 | 06:55:00
GSK and Novartis announced the launch of a collaboration to support high-quality scientific research investigating the link between genetic diversity across different regions in Africa and its potential impact on response to drug therapeutics.
Egypt’s life science startup Nawah Scientific raises $1m round for market expansion
13-01-2021 | 06:59:00
Egyptian life science startup Nawah Scientific announced the the closing a second pre-series A round of $1 million in mixed equity and debt capital, raising its total funding to $2 million.
AgBiTech and GAIL to distribute Fawligen biological control for Fall Armyworm in Nigeria
11-01-2021 | 07:39:27
Farmers in Nigeria, the first country where Fall Armyworm (FAW) was detected in Africa in 2016, will soon get access to a biological tool that will prevent an infestation of the invasive pest.
[Zambia] FirstWave Group partners with Xelect to develop a breeding program for local tilapia
07-01-2021 | 06:18:03
FirstWave Group, Africa's largest tilapia fish producer recently signed a partnership agreement with Xelect, specialists in aquaculture genetics and breeding programmes, to develop local high-performance tilapia breeds.
CIMMYT unveils three fall armyworm-tolerant maize varieties for Eastern and Southern Africa
23-12-2020 | 06:41:17
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has announced the successful development of three CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm-tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa.
African Academy of Sciences, partners launch Africa’s first online Clinical Trial Community
25-11-2020 | 09:53:00
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) together with global partners launched Africa’s First Online Clinical Trial Community (CTC).
Digital hub launched to consolidate learnings from global food legume initiatives
08-10-2020 | 07:40:53
To enable crop researchers and policymakers access information on the three Tropical Legumes projects under one roof, a digital hub has been developed to capture learnings and impacts of crop varietal development.
[Angola] Sonangol to construct scientific research center to boost oil production
08-10-2020 | 07:32:00
Angola national fuel company Sonangol has set its eyes on 2021 to start the construction of a center for scientific research and innovation.
Scientists introduce new potato varieties to combat potato cyst nematode in East Africa
06-10-2020 | 07:57:48
Scientists from NemAfrica, the nematology unit at CGIAR-IITA, and the International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) are currently assessing new potato varieties that are resistant to the potato cyst nematode (PCN) pest.
Yidan Prize Foundation announces 2020 Yidan Prize laureates
25-09-2020 | 10:04:00
The Yidan Prize Foundation, a global philanthropic educational foundation inspiring future progress and change in education, announced the 2020 laureates of the Yidan Prize.
[Column] Reem Asaad: The changing face of technology in Africa and the Middle East, how efforts at improving gender equality are making a difference
21-09-2020 | 06:57:00
Among the world’s top 10 global tech giants, women hold just 19% of tech-related jobs. In South Africa this figure amounts to 23%, according to Women in Tech ZA.
Rwanda government, scientists introduce disease-resistant cassava varieties to farmers
17-09-2020 | 06:25:56
The Government of Rwanda has been working with partners to find clean, safe, and productive cassava seeds.
Ethiopia joins Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
04-09-2020 | 06:54:00
Ethiopia has joined the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, CABI, becoming its 50th member.
Zindi launches recruitment platform to connect organisations with Africa’s data science talent
03-09-2020 | 13:56:57
Data science competition platform Zindi has aunched its new recruitment platform to help organisations around the world find the data science talent they need.
Scientists embrace two technologies to transform maize breeding and production in Africa
28-08-2020 | 13:37:38
Scientists part of the Seed Production Technology for Africa (SPTA) and the Maize Lethal Necrosis Gene Editing projects are leveraging innovative technologies to transform seed production systems.
ICIPE develops new bio pesticides to tackle fall armyworm
19-08-2020 | 07:29:00
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology has developed a range of biopesticides, providing farmers in Africa with environmentally safe alternatives for the management of the fall armyworm.
AGG project to ramp up genetic gains in maize for better livelihoods
31-07-2020 | 06:37:00
As plant pests and diseases continue to evolve a major priority for breeders and partners is developing better stress tolerant and higher yielding varieties faster and more cost effectively.
Scientists collaborate to save East Africa’s potatoes from a new pest threat
30-07-2020 | 09:00:00
Scientists have been at the forefront of efforts to address a new emerging pest threat to the production of potato in the East Africa region.
Merck appoints Ramsey Morad as regional VP for MEAR region
08-07-2020 | 07:43:09
Merck, a science and technology company has appointed Ramsey Morad as Regional Vice President for the Healthcare business in Middle East, Africa, Turkey and Russia & CIS.
DBSA, CSIR partner to accelerate technology and infrastructure in South Africa
10-06-2020 | 14:19:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research are set to work together to develop technologies and infrastructure to support socio-economic development in South Africa.
[south Africa] Department of Science and Innovation COVID-19 research under way
26-03-2020 | 12:34:00
South African Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) is working with several partners to investigate the efficacy of repurposing existing drugs to assist in halting the COVID-19 virus.
Tick Cell Biobank outpost at ILRI to support research on tick-borne diseases in Africa
20-03-2020 | 07:02:00
The International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) has been selected as Africa’s Outpost for tick cell lines to serve as a resource for global arthropod research in the continent.
[Column] Nteranya Sanginga: Africa’s locust outbreak exposes need for crop science on all fronts
18-03-2020 | 06:42:47
Behind every farmer dealing with a crop pest is a scientist who has supported them by developing better seeds, crop protection methods and apps to identify weeds.
Mastercard and The Rockefeller Foundation launch platform for data science partnerships
29-01-2020 | 09:50:00
The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation have announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact.
COMESA/ACTESA to revive regional policy on biotechnology and biosafety
02-01-2020 | 07:45:00
The COMESA Secretariat will in 2020 support the revitalization of the Regional Policy on Biotechnology and Biosafety under the Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA).
MIT researchers seek to bolster uptake of drip irrigation in Africa
13-12-2019 | 12:00:00
As food demand rises due to growing populations with changing consumption patterns in Africa and around the globe, increased agricultural output is crucial.
African Plant Breeders Association launched in Ghana
10-12-2019 | 06:37:17
The African Plant Breeders Association (APBA) was launched recently to bring together plant breeders from several African nations to work towards achieving food security in Africa through breeding.
ICRISAT researchers develop breeding protocol that creates new varieties of chickpea in half-time
20-11-2019 | 13:32:00
ICRISAT’s chickpea researchers have developed a breeding protocol that holds the potential to create new varieties of chickpea in half-time.
IITA launches tissue culture laboratory in DR Congo
19-11-2019 | 12:42:00
IITA, Kalambo station, newly inaugurated as the President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus, has commissioned a new tissue culture laboratory.
African agriculture needs more nematologists, IITA
11-11-2019 | 13:31:44
Researchers from the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kenya and Nematology Research Unit of Ghent University, Belgium carried out the first-ever structured survey on nematology in sub-Saharan Africa.
[Ethiopia] Scientists develop digital early warning system for wheat rust
07-11-2019 | 07:05:00
Using field and mobile phone surveillance data together with forecasts for spore dispersal an international team of scientists has developed an early warning system which can predict wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia.
Corteva Agriscience leads fight against fall armyworm with insect control solutions for African maize farmers
05-09-2019 | 14:00:00
Corteva Agriscience has been introducing insect control solutions to Africa’s maize farmers to in maize in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
AIMS, AfDB ink partnership to accelerate mathematics for industry expertise across Africa
16-07-2019 | 09:00:00
The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to strengthen education, training and research in mathematical sciences in Africa.
CR4D launches multi-million dollar climate research programme
05-06-2019 | 08:30:00
The Climate Research for Development (CR4D) in Africa initiative has announced the first cohort of 21 young African scientists who will receive up to £100,000 each to carry out demand-driven research.
Scientists to champion use of evidence by African governments in policy making
25-04-2019 | 10:05:53
The African Academy for Sciences (The AAS) and the African Institute for Policy Development (AFIDEP) are launching a two-year programme to promote the systematic use of evidence in policymaking in Africa.
Korea invests $9m to support Science and Technology skills across Sub-Saharan Africa
26-11-2018 | 07:19:00
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology has signed an initial grant agreement with the World Bank to support the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund.
AIMS launches novel masters in machine intelligence, a first in Africa
17-10-2018 | 06:36:54
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) at its AIMS Rwanda Campus in partnership with Facebook and Google.
Cerego, ALU target African future leaders with innovation
03-10-2018 | 06:46:00
Cerego, a player in predictive learning technology, has partnered with African Leadership University (ALU) for the 2018 admissions cycle.
AIIM acquires nine solar and wind power plants in South Africa
23-08-2018 | 06:10:53
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired through its IDEAS Managed Fund - stakes in nine new solar and wind power plants in South Africa.
Kenya bets on innovation to tackle growing needs
06-07-2018 | 06:07:27
President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged scientists and innovators to be at the forefront in finding solutions for challenges facing the country.
Rosatom and Zambia sign general contract for construction of Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology
17-05-2018 | 08:19:00
State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and the Republic of Zambia signed a general contract for the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology.
Microsoft co-op with Egyptian ministries, NGOs to train 1,500 women in STEM
08-05-2018 | 07:55:00
Microsoft Egypt has launched a female empowerment campaign dubbed #MakeWhatsNext designed to encourage young females to consider careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) related industries.
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology links up with Kenyan institutions to boost research in East Africa
30-04-2018 | 12:28:00
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has entered into agreements with four research institutions in Kenya to help develop world-class scientific collaborations between the UK and Kenya.
African Development Bank, African Institute of Mathematics and Science to transform industry-led research in Africa
19-04-2018 | 09:20:00
The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a relationship aimed at building an industry-led research institution in the league of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Next Einstein Forum launches Scientific African Journal to boost global reach of research from Africa
27-03-2018 | 06:05:00
A partnership between the Next Einstein Forum, an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, and Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science, will see the creation of a new pan-African, peer reviewed.
[Cape Verde] Makeblock partners with government to bridge STEAM education gap
09-02-2018 | 06:26:12
Makeblock, the global provider of STEAM education solutions, has teamed up with the government of Cape Verde on a mission to bridge STEAM education gap on Cape Verde Islands, Africa.
Thyssenkrupp to open aerospace facility in Morocco
02-02-2018 | 08:04:29
Thyssenkrupp Materials Services is expanding its aerospace network. The global supply chain solutions experts are opening a sales and production site in Morocco.
Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola
29-12-2017 | 14:50:00
Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.
Algerian Space Agency launches telecoms satellite
29-12-2017 | 09:38:00
The Algerian Space Agency has launched a telecoms satellite into space in cooperation with China. This follows the successful launch of Alcomsat-1 by China Great Wall Industry Corporation aboard a Long March 3B rocket.
[Algeria] Eni and Sonatrach strengthen cooperation in renewables
19-12-2017 | 10:18:00
The Chairman and General Director of Sonatrach Abdelmoumen Ould Kaddour and the Chief Executive Officer of Eni Claudio Descalzi have signed in Aa Memorandum of Understanding for the development of a partnership in the renewables sector in Algiers.
[Nigeria] NNPC to promote In-Country Technology
15-11-2017 | 08:55:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to promote the development and commercialization of home-grown technology in collaboration with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board.
Nigeria and Russia sign agreement on cooperation in use of nuclear technologies
31-10-2017 | 09:33:00
Russia and Nigeria have signed an agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant, as well as a multipurpose nuclear research center in Nigeria, according to Russia's Rosatom state nuclear corporation.
Mastercard launches Girls4Tech to drive interest in STEM among South African Girls
12-10-2017 | 10:24:22
Mastercard has launched its signature Girls4Tech™ programme at Sandtonview Primary School in Johannesburg, with the aim of driving interest in and awareness of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) studies
Korea Institute of Science and Technology, four African universities partner to advance science and technology research
28-09-2017 | 07:51:00
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has signed new agreements with four premier African universities to propel their research and PhD programs in applied sciences and technology.
[Tanzania] Russell IPM's Bio Rational Program tames fall army worm damage to less than 5 per cent
19-09-2017 | 08:34:00
Russell IPM's bio-rational program proved to manage fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Tanzania successfully, reducing damage in winter maize to less than 5 per cent.
New DNA technology seeks to save millions of Uganda and Tanzania farmers from effects of cassava disease
18-09-2017 | 12:06:00
Scientists at The University of Western Australia are using new portable DNA sequencing technology for the first time in East Africa to help farmers fight the devastating impact of crop disease.
AB Minerals Corp. meets with AMGC in Dar es Salam, Tanzania
14-09-2017 | 08:28:00
AB Minerals, at the invitation of African Minerals & Geosciences Centre Director General, Ibrahim Shaddad, made a presentation to the Board of Directors on the proposed Joint Venture Coltan Processing plant project.
Ghana converts research reactor to low enriched uranium fuel to mitigate against risks
30-08-2017 | 05:45:00
Ghana has successfully completed the conversion of its only research reactor from the use of high enriched uranium (HEU) fuel to low enriched uranium (LEU) fuel, in an international project supported by the IAEA to help decrease the proliferation risks associated with HEU fuel.
[Namibia] NUST FABlab helps youth build robotics and learn about tech-innovation
29-08-2017 | 06:30:00
The future of Namibia is tied to how agile we are when it comes to embracing the right technology and fostering a new, savvy, leadership pool in Namibia.
[Tanzania] AB Minerals Corp signs MoU with African Minerals & Geosciences Centre for Strategic Partnership
17-08-2017 | 08:21:00
AB Minerals Corp. is pleased to announce that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Africa Minerals and Geosciences Centre to establish a Strategic Partnership for the Company’s new Made for Africa Eco-Friendly coltan processing facility.
Burhani Engineers’ computer programme in Kenya to boost STEM education
24-07-2017 | 09:17:14
Burhani Engineers Limited has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county.
[Startup Interview] Frank Balestra, Founder, AB Minerals & Made for Africa Eco-Friendly solution
18-07-2017 | 10:46:00
Frank Balestra is a Canadian who has lived in Africa the better part of the last five years, both in the DRC and Rwanda. This has given him a good understanding of the people, the African culture, the countries and the coltan industry.
[Kenya] Government targets budding scientists with platform to showcase talent
07-07-2017 | 08:45:00
The Government of Kenya has launched Young Scientist Kenya (YSK) in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE youth platform by Safaricom.
Sub Saharan African educators partner with key global institutions to strengthen STEM education
02-06-2017 | 08:30:00
Key education stakeholders from 15 African countries have met at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) to explore global best practices and develop strategies to improve math and science opportunities for their students.
South Africa Brings Digital Interactive Innovation to Miami Museum
25-05-2017 | 10:03:21
After five years and more than $305 million, the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami opened its doors to the public in early May this year.
FAO launches real time satellite data to track water productivity in agriculture
27-04-2017 | 12:33:22
Measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce African countries, is going high-tech with the help of a new tool developed by FAO.
Gabon in $150 million project to strengthen statistical system
13-04-2017 | 12:59:26
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved an International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) loan of $50 million equivalent to strengthen Gabon’s statistical system.
International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map
13-04-2017 | 08:13:00
The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days.
SAP Africa appoints Dr. Adriana Marais new Head of Innovation
06-04-2017 | 08:32:00
SAP Africa has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation. based at the head office in Johannesburg.
‘Merck More than a Mother’ from Africa to Asia for the first time, in partnership with ASPIRE
03-04-2017 | 08:35:00
Merck, a leading science and technology company through its ‘Merck More than a Mother’ initiative in partnership with Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE), conducted a panel to address challenges and solutions to improve access to regulated fertility care in Africa and Asia.
Painless, non-invasive cancer treatment available in South Africa
27-03-2017 | 08:08:00
The Life Healthcare Group, one of South Africa’s leading hospital groups, brings sophisticated radiation cancer technology to cancer patients in the Gauteng region.
Biogaran takes over Swipha’s activities in Nigeria with eye on generic medicines for local market
27-03-2017 | 07:18:00
Biogaran, a French pharmaceutical company specialized in generic and biosimilar medicines, and a subsidiary of Servier, have announced the takeover of all the activities of Swipha, a Nigerian company that manufactures and distributes pharmaceutical products known for their quality.
African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence as patients’ care advance
24-03-2017 | 12:31:33
Sophia Genetics global leader in Data-Driven Medicine has unveiled the list of African hospitals that have started integrating SOPHiA, the company’s artificial intelligence, into their clinical workflow to advance patients’ care across the continent.
Africa and Middle East security screening market by product, application, geography and forecast by 2022
16-03-2017 | 12:12:20
Orbis Research added report on "South Africa Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Market By Implementation Model (Hosted Shared Desktop, Hosted Virtual Desktop), Trends, Forecast (2017-2022)"