December 18, 2017

40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa

NEF Fellow Mouhamed Moustapha Fall, recognized by Africa.com under Top 40 Under 40 extraordinary men and women who are transforming the future of Africa. This list includes people who are making amazing contributions in their respective fields of expertise. Young Africans are smart people who’ve taken it upon themselves to use their various talents and fields of […]

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December 18, 2017

Gender Equity for Africa’s Scientists

The next Einstein could be an African woman, but Africa’s gender gap in science education and jobs means the world may never know. To position Africa for long-term development success, and to give women and girls the opportunities they deserve, efforts must be made to achieve gender parity in the so-called STEM disciplines. NEF Fellow Aminata […]

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December 18, 2017

Zimbabwe’s new government must commit to science

In a piece written by Dexter Tagwireyi in international journal of science in Nature, Zimbabwe has been excluded from many international funding and grant opportunities because of its instability, both real and perceived. The only way to access these funds has been to collaborate with scientists from other African countries and around the world. Just three […]

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December 18, 2017

Jonathan Mboyo Esole : un futur Einstein pour l’Afrique ?

C’est l’histoire d’un garçonnet connu pour ses problèmes de développement et ses difficultés d’expression à Kinshasa devenu professeur de mathématiques à l’université Northeastern, à Boston, aux États-Unis. « J’étais un enfant différent des autres. J’avais des problèmes de croissance. J’ai même été déclaré cliniquement mort. J’étais incapable de me servir de mes mains et de parler […]

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December 18, 2017

How scientists and farmers creating climate and disease resistant livestock for Africa

Visiting Brisbane in November for theInternational Tropical Agriculture Conference for 2017, Director General of theInternational Livestock Research Institute Dr. Jimmy Smith discussed with Devex a range of new and exciting programs his organization is delivering to help create climate and disease resistant livestock for Africa. With research progressing rapidly, Smith believes 2018 will see ILRI deliver a […]

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December 12, 2017

There’s more to evidence-based policies than data: why it matters for healthcare

The idea of “Health for All” was first put on the global agenda in 1978 at the International Conference on Primary Health Care at Alma Ata. It called for primary health care to be introduced as the first step to making sure that everyone has access to health care. The big question is: how can […]

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December 5, 2017

West Africa’s biggest solar farm launched in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso is now home to West Africa’s biggest solar farm, a 33-megawatt plant located in the town of Zatubi, outside the capital Ouagadougou. Records indicate that only about 20% of Burkina Faso’s 17 million population have access to the national power system. The majority depend on other unsustainable power generation options. Built at a cost […]

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December 5, 2017

Nairobi Scientists discover technology to manage maize pest

Scientists at the Nairobi-based International Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) announced Thursday they have discovered a technology that will manage ravaging pest that has worsened food insecurity in Africa. In a statement released in Nairobi last week, the scientists said the technology, Push-Pull, is effective in controlling the Fall Armyworm, which mainly prefer maize plants […]

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December 5, 2017

How a West African lab made a 3D printer from toxic e-waste

An innovative lab in Lomé, the capital city of Togo in West Africa created the first “Made in Africa” 3D printer using e-waste. WoeLab, a community tech hub established by architect Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, 37, made the machine using little more than scrap printers, computers and scanners. The idea was born after Agbodjinou purchased a 3D […]

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