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Africa Science News ranked top among Africa’s websites

Africa Science News Service has been placed 8th best website among 30 others for its continued and persistent coverage of science and its related disciplines in Africa. Breaking the news to the management of Africa Science news, Anuj Agarwal, the Founder of Feedspot noted Africa Science News’ contribution to this world. “I would like to

COVID-19 depresses war against HIV in Africa

H.E. Mrs. Amira Elfadil Mohamed, Commissioner for Social Affairs, African Union Commission   Each year on World AIDS Day, we take time to reflect upon our worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic by remembering where we started decades ago, honouring our achievements, and pledging to work harder and smarter, for more inclusive and innovative strategies

Scientists strengthen the resolve to champion evidence use for development

  Over 400 Scientists from East and West Africa resolved to promote the use of evidence in decision making at a two-day Evidence Leaders in Africa virtual conference held on 3-4 November 2020. The conference, with the theme, ‘Strengthening the think-tank role of researchers in supporting government decision-making for better development outcomes’ was convened by the African Academy of

What you need to know about the digital economy and its role in Africa

By Patrick Ndegwa, SEACOM Business Sales Lead for SEACOM East Africa   The age of digital transformation has indeed spurred the rise of a digital economy. Inherently different to the ‘established’ economy, the digital economy enables new ecosystems, makes new business models possible, disrupts industries, and opens up new ways to interact and engage with

Ilara Health Secures $1.1M Grant to Improve Maternal Health Outcomes in Kenya

  Ilara Health, the health-tech company which provides a point of care diagnostic testing to small primary care clinics in Kenya, has received a $1.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will be used to develop effective antenatal care (ANC) interventions and tech-based solutions for pregnant women unable to access

Science Policy, Science Literacy: post-COVID education for the developing world during the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact across the globe. For developing countries, this has not only had a negative impact on the economy, but it has also crippled the education system and will take years to recover. Where to go from here? Governments will not only have to re-look their policies on education

Could cloud contact centres ease the traditional pains Nigerian companies currently face?

By Olatayo Ladipo-Ajai Although Nigeria is an emerging market in many aspects and industries, customers in this region like those across the globe have increased their service level expectations which depend on communication. It is especially true for the contact centres that provide customers with support and services – whether it be in the banking

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