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African Mathematicians have been urged to seek constant engagement with industry and define common relationship with the problems of the Continent. In an interview with Professor Louis Aime Fono, a Visiting Researcher from the University of Doliala, Cameroon, he noted that African mathematicians were solving problems defined by the West. Posing a question to African scholars, ‘Now how can we use mathematics to solve problems of our environment because up till now, we publish and solve problems already set by our white colleagues but in our context, we need constant engagement with industry in order to define our own problems’ he stated. Read more