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 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.
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.
ECOWAS is collaborating with the National Space Research and Development Agency of Nigeria in the development of space technology and research in the region.
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.
[South Africa] Cabinet approves white paper on Science, Technology and Innovation as government policy
The South African cabinet has approved the adoption of the 2019 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation as government policy.
African tech startups have invited to present their ideas to experts, investors and the media at the Airbus BizLab #Africa4Future open day to be held in Nairobi.
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.
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, a player in predictive learning technology, has partnered with African Leadership University (ALU) for the 2018 admissions cycle.
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.
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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 Materials Services is expanding its aerospace network. The global supply chain solutions experts are opening a sales and production site in Morocco.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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
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, 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 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.
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
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 Limited has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county.
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.
The Government of Kenya has launched Young Scientist Kenya (YSK) in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland and BLAZE youth platform by Safaricom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has appointed Dr. Adriana Marais to take on the role as Head of Innovation. based at the head office in Johannesburg.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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