Meeting the challenges of research across Africa

Seven researchers from African nations discuss the career implications of developing their research at home or…

A Report on Chinese Investments in African Science

By Agbo Dozie Introduction It is true that science and technology are the principal vehicles upon…

Nigerian teenager used syringe and laptop batteries to construct ‘excavator’

At a time when some of his age mates are in the news over cyber crime and…

Hidden Figures Way: Nasa renames street to honor black female mathematicians

Headquarters street renamed for pioneering African American mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson Nasa,…

Circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 – Originated in Nigeria and now in Cameroon

On 23 May 2019, WHO received notification through the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) of the…

Deep learning techniques teach neural model to ‘play’ retrosynthesis

by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science Researchers, from biochemists to material scientists, have long…

Tradition meets tech as Kenya’s herders adapt to climate change

by Nick Perry For generations, Kaltuma Hassan’s clan would study the sky over Kenya’s arid north…

How Africa can close its continent-wide science funding gap

Kevin Marsh, University of Oxford The idea that Africa’s development depends critically on science, technology and…

What’s stopping young African scientists from achieving their potential

Anna Coussens, University of Cape Town; Abidemi James Akindele, University of Lagos; Badre Abdeslam, Université Mohammed…