CPS and African School of Economics join forces to establish University and Research Labs in Fumba Town
CPS to announce its partnership with the African School of Economics (ASE), spearheaded by Prof Leonard Wantchekon, the esteemed President and Founder.
Drawn from diverse organizations including the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies, the 49 AWARD Policy Fellows hail from six African anglophone countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia).
Gianni Infantino will serve a second term as FIFA President after being re-elected unopposed to lead global football’s governing body for another four years, during the 73rd FIFA Congress in Kigali, Rwanda.
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.
Dr Pate will assume the role of GAVI's CEO as of 3 August 2023, replacing Dr Seth Berkley, who will step down after 12 years leading the Alliance
Dow, one of the world’s materials science companies, has appointed Sami Mainich as the President of its Africa operations, effective immediately.
In partnership with the Ghanaian Ministry of Education and Israeli government, Intelitek and its parent company, Robogroup T.E.K. Ltd., have opened the first of 20 planned STEAM (Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering and Mathematics) centers in Ghana.
In 2012, the Kenyan government announced a ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has announced the selection of 50 African mid-career women as Fellows in the first cohort of its newest two-year career development program.
The global population was projected to reach 8 billion by 15 November 2022, according to the UN’s recently-released World Population Prospects 2022.
At this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a comprehensive report on Nuclear Technologies and Climate Adaptation in Africa.
The decision to re-capitalise the state-owned aerospace and defence company with R3.4bn, announced by the Finance Minister, Enoch Godongwana in his medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS).
bioMérieux joins IFC’s Africa Medical Equipment Facility to expand access to laboratory diagnostic equipment across Africa
IFC's Africa Medical Equipment Facility, which helps healthcare providers in sub-Saharan Africa access medical equipment and supplies, has welcomed laboratory diagnostic equipment provider bioMérieux to its growing roster of world-class partners.
MyAfroDNA, a company that provides a solution to the significant lack of African representation in translational and genomics research, has officially begun operations in Southern Nigeria.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences partners with Qintess to spur digital transformation globally
Among other things, AIMS and QINTESS will establish an AIMS-QINTESS Exchange Programme.
Le thème du forum « Science, technologie et innovation pour une CEDEAO plus compétitive », a été adopté au regard des nombreux défis qui se posent à l’économie mondiale, au moment où les Etats membres de la CEDEAO œuvrent à la création d’une sous-région intégrée et plus compétitive.
Six Rwanda startup companies have been selected to receive $100,000 (approx. Rwf100 million) as part of Google funding initiative for African tech companies.
Edo Agric Digital Innovation Hub to promote satellite intelligence for the Edo State agriculture sector
The Edo Agric Digital Innovation Hub is a new virtual hub made up of a group of organisations with expertise in Agriculture and the public-benefit objective of creating an ecosystem to promote digital transformation, innovation and climate-smart agriculture in Edo State, Nigeria.
Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba, has called for more public-private partnerships for effective implementation of the Nigerian space programme, as well as to enhance the capabilities of the Space Agency in service delivery.
The African space economy in 2021 is valued at USD 19.49 billion and is projected to grow by 16.16% to USD 22.64 billion by 2026. The industry employs over 19,000 people across the continent.
The Mastercard Foundation is recruiting the next cohort of young graduates across Africa and Canada for our 6-12 month Graduate Internship Program.
If it is your first time planning a business and start running one, then there are costs that you must count.
An international team of scientists has found that eco-friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including legumes such as beans or pigeonpea, and adding plant residues or manure to soils can raise food crop yields in places such as rural Africa.
To counter the devastating effects of fruit flies, the Alien Invasive Fruit Flies project in Southern Africa, has come up with five technologies as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) package.
L'agence turque de coopération et de coordination (TİKA) a modernisé le musée des sciences et des inventions du palais des sciences de Monastir, en Tunisie.
Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) modernized the Science and Invention Museum in the Palace of Science in Monastir, Tunisia.
Sartorius, an international partner of life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry, is further growing its global production capacity with the expansion of its manufacturing site in Tunisia.
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a player in innovative partnerships, breeding and agronomic science for sustainable agri-food systems, will lead the project.
54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has through its non-profit initiative, completed its first consortium-led publication on over 100,000 Nigerians.
For too long, smallholders have been categorised as highly risk-adverse, which has prevented larger actors from investing and working with them.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), has announced a partnership with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), to enable access to JoVE's library of over 14,000 videos in STEM subjects for Egyptian citizens.
The ongoing reforms within the Kenyan health sector received a boost following the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research and Training at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital.
IBM announced the launch of the IBM Sustainability Accelerator, a global pro bono social impact program that applies IBM technologies and an ecosystem of experts to enhance and scale non-profit and government organization operations.
For the West Africa region, discussion addressed cocoa- and agricultural-related issues in Ghana and Nigeria.
AgBiome's research is focused on developing biological pest control solutions for the following crops: maize, sorghum, banana and yam.
The World Economic Forum’s latest report, “Attracting Investment and Accelerating Adoption for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa” analyses the challenges Africa faces in joining the global knowledge-based digital economy.
Merck Foundation yesterday held a ceremony to reward 13 winners of best African Women Researchers and best Young African Researchers of MARS Awards 2021.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development celebrates African agriculture scientists in a story telling event
In a one-of-its-kind virtual story telling event, attended by 123 participants from across Africa, Asia and Europe, Dorothy Mukhebi, AWARD’s Acting Director, explained that the event sought to spotlight research on African food systems and celebrate some of the outstanding researchers hailing from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Senegal.
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) provided seeds and chemical fertilizers as part of the Agricultural Development Project implemented in the South-West State of Somalia.
In 2020, the country faced one of its most devastating crop losses in the recent past when locusts invaded major breadbaskets attacking up to a million hectares and destroying crops that left 25 million people hungry according to estimates from global NGO Oxfam.In 2020, the country faced one of its most devastating crop losses in the recent past when locusts invaded major breadbaskets attacking up to a million hectares and destroying crops that left 25 million people hungry according to estimates from global NGO Oxfam.
NEOGEN Corporation announced partnership with Hendrix Genetics, a multi-species animal breeding, genetics, and technology company, to improve poultry genetic performance in Africa.
54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, secured $25 million in a Series B round, led by Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund.
ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.
Zalgen Labs (Zalgen), a biotechnology and diagnostics company, announced contract with CEPI, to further advance the development of vaccines against Lassa Fever (LF) in West Africa.
Earth Networks, a global provider of weather intelligence, announced it formed a partnership with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet).
Macro-Eyes receives $2.1m funding to expand deployment of STRIATA in Sierra Leone, expand into two other countries
Macro-Eyes has received $2.1 million in funding to expand the deployment of STRIATA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in Sierra Leone and to expand into two additional countries.
54gene launches trust to reinvest 5% of proceeds from Commercial Drug Discovery Programs on African scientists and communities
The creation of the trust is part of its Commitment to Africa in establishing a more sustainable and thriving cyclical ecosystem across Africa’s scientific development space, as well as ensuring better quality healthcare delivery for the communities in which the company operates.
Food safety has taken a step forward in Mozambique as IITA signed a Technology Transfer and Licensing Agreement (TTLA) with AflaLivre Moçambique S.A. (AflaLivre) to manufacture and distribute Aflasafe in the country.
Adenia Partners, a private equity firm investing in Africa, announced it has completed the acquisition of Africa Biosystems Limited (ABL), a distributor of life sciences and clinical diagnostics equipment in East Africa.
The platform was launched through Facebook to connect private sector players in agribusiness within the East African community region.
An emergency response plan for managing incursions of Invasive Alien Pests (IAPs) in Ghana has been validated at a stakeholder workshop organized by CABI in collaboration with the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate.
These lines were developed at various breeding locations of CIMMYT’s Global Maize program by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) platform recently handed over digitization equipment to the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) as part of ongoing efforts to modernize the public agency’s crop breeding programs.
The current collaboration follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed recently by Nokia and UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment, which will guide the global partnership.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ishango and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have announced a partnership to connect top African data scientists with international work experience opportunities.
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 announced the acquisition of the Kenyan Biocontrol Company Dudutech from the British Company Flamingo Group International.
UPL and AgBiTech announced the formal registration of Fawligen, a biological control for Fall Armyworm in Kenya.
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’s signature science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, Girls4Tech™, has officially reached its initial goal of educating one million girls worldwide.
Multinational oil and gas company bp has joined the IBM Quantum Network to advance the use of quantum computing in the energy industry.
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 has unveiled its new lab in Lagos State, Nigeria, capable of human whole genome sequencing and a variety of other scientific investigations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 national fuel company Sonangol has set its eyes on 2021 to start the construction of a center for scientific research and innovation.
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.
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
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.
The Government of Rwanda has been working with partners to find clean, safe, and productive cassava seeds.
Ethiopia has joined the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International, CABI, becoming its 50th member.
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 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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
As food demand rises due to growing populations with changing consumption patterns in Africa and around the globe, increased agricultural output is crucial.
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’s chickpea researchers have developed a breeding protocol that holds the potential to create new varieties of chickpea in half-time.
IITA, Kalambo station, newly inaugurated as the President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus, has commissioned a new tissue culture laboratory.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.