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Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation announced finalists

The prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation announced its four 2019 finalists. Among them are a ground-breaking smart glove that translates sign language to speech via an app, a peer to peer foreign exchange platform, a smart locker that dispenses TB/HIV and other chronic medicines, and smart homes built to help African women afford their

DR CONGO: Major cholera vaccination campaign kick off 

A  vaccination campaign against cholera in North Kivu in the Eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that targets over 800,000 people has on Monday been launched. The campaign is being implemented by the DRC Ministry of Health with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and partners and funded by Gavi,

Obasanjo, Ajimobi launch accelerating agricultural research projects

Nigeria’s former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi on Saturday commissioned two key projects at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Ibadan— an Agricultural Transformation Building dedicated to research and delivery of innovations to farmers across Nigeria in particular and Africa in general, and a 10.5Km ring road

Ebola outbreak response gets new funding

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance on Monday provided an extra US$ 9.2 million to support Ebola vaccinations in Eastern DRC, where the Ebola outbreak has now claimed over 1,100 lives. The new funding for the WHO will support operational costs for the vaccination effort, funding the vaccination teams, transportation, syringes and other vaccine supplies, as well

Strengthening health systems to better fight infectious diseases in Africa

The WHO reports that 13 million people die from infectious diseases each year. In some countries, one in every two deaths is a result of an infectious disease; while in Africa, diseases like HIV/Aids, TB, malaria and hepatitis account for the majority of these deaths. Dr Izukanji Sikazwe, CEO of the Centre of Infectious Disease

African Forest Forum to mark 10 years

By Adelyn Wangusi The African Forest Forum (AFF) is commemorating a decade of its work on African forestry in Nairobi, Kenya. Since its establishment, the African Forest Forum (AFF) has provided a bridge between science-based knowledge and good policies to support sustainable forest management; effectively working within a science-policy-management framework. “We started this journey on December 06,

The Innovation Hub to host International Science, Technology Parks Workshop

The Innovation Hub – the Innovation Agency of the Gauteng Province will host the prestigious 2019 International Association of Science Parks (IASP) Africa Division Workshop on 23rd to 24th May 2019, at The Innovation Hub, Tshwane, South Africa. The workshop is part of a series of Science and Technology Parks’ build-up events that are taking

Investing in young leaners key in preparing for future jobs

By Clifford Cotiak Akumu Abdallah Zakaria, 12, a class seven pupil at Shepherds Junior School-Buru Buru is on a rush against time to finish his task as the trainer stealthily walks past him to check his progress. “It is hard at first but fun after mastering the pattern,” he sighs as he glues together the model.

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