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Decline and Regeneration: Zambia’s ghosts of development past

The manufacturer’s plate on the giant turbine casing hints at the vintage of the hydro-electric station: “English Electric Company Ltd, Queen’s House, Kingsway, London”. The once-great British manufacturer of railway locomotives, guided missiles, computers and Lightning and Canberra aircraft, among other iconic engineering contributions, no longer exists, subsumed into the General Electric Corporation in 1968, the merger then creating a business employing more than 250,000.

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Maths and sciences key to unlocking Africa potential, African leaders say

Africa will not develop unless it invests more in science and technology, Rwanda President Paul Kagame said to an audience of Africa’s top scientists, policymakers and start-ups at a historic conference in Dakar, Senegal.

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Africa Analysis: S&T education must fulfil AU’s dreams

Africa’s science and technology (S&T) education needs a big boost to fulfil the AU’s vision, writes Linda Nordling.

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