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Strengthening the pathways to success: The global challenge of learning

One cannot deny that we...

“The age of business focus, solely on profits is over” UNLEASHing a global hub for disruptive solutions to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The past days at...

Sudanese Undergraduates Develop a Robotic Rover

The ability of facing...

Guest Blog: The Damage Caused by the 93-Day Internet Blackout in Cameroon-Sophie Ngassa

"For me, internet...

An interview with Brida Mbuwir, PhD Candidate in Electrical Engineering and Former Electrical Engineer at Schneider Electric

“A lady, an engineer,...

LADIES IN STEM | How They Started

“I registered to study...

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Africa needs to lead on the ‘quantum revolution’

What role can Africa play in the quantum revolution? Q&A on Africa's position to lead the quantum tech revolution with Thierry Zomahoun, Founder and Next Einstein Forum Chairman, a platform that helps foster collaboration among young African scientists, in an effort...

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Deepening cost of gender gap in Africa

Gender inequality in Africa is a multi-layered and complex issue and class differences inform the articulation of how inequality is experienced by women. Low-income women are often trapped in an economic and cultural reality where girls are excluded from going to...

Rencontrez Jonathan Mboyo Esole, Fellow du NEF, qui travaille à promouvoir une culture d’excellence dans l’enseignement des sciences et la recherche scientifique

Professeur de mathématiques à la Northeastern University (États-Unis), le scientifique congolais fait partie des 16 lauréats du Next Einstein Forum (NEF) qui se réuniront du 26 au 28 mars 2018 à Kigali, au Rwanda, à l’occasion d’une rencontre internationale où ils...

‘Antelope perfume’ keeps flies away from cows

Scientists; Prof. Dr. Christian Borgemeister from the Center for Development Research (ZEF) at the University of Bonn and his colleagues from Kenya and the UK have developed an innovative way of preventing tsetse flies from cows called antelope perfume, a method that...

Making education meaningful and relevant in African countries

In Africa, achieving a meaningful and relevant education means addressing a web of challenges in society in order to attain a trans-formative outcome. Only 43 per cent of young people have access to secondary education and only eight per cent can access tertiary...

Too few women in science: why academies are part of the problem

Women’s role in science has been hotly debated and discussed in recent decades. Policy-oriented and scholarly studies have explored a range of topics on the issue. From girls’ participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); to how women...