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Brain drain could be holding opportunities for Africa

Abuja – When scientists and researchers from Africa and other developing regions gather, one can predict brain drain issue being on their agenda. The topic is usually characterised by lamenting on how it is robbing their respective backyards of talents needed for transformative development.

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African journalists offer to help cut Ebola deaths

Accra – African science journalists are imploring governments to involve them in reporting on the Ebola crisis to help prevent needless deaths caused by inadequate or incorrect information.

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African chemistry booming, but funding is scarce

CAPE TOWN African chemistry is booming, according to scientists who gathered this week at a conference in Johannesburg from across the continent to kick off the International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC2011).

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The role of Young African scientists for development

Young African scientists need to apply their knowledge to make a difference to the socio-economic challenges of the African continent. But Zimbabwe and most other African countries lack the regulatory environments that would provide the conditions and necessary investments for young scientists to be effectively involved in science and technology for development.

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Developing more top African women research scientists

NAIROBI – In a tiny village near Kisumu city in Kenya, scientific researcher Mary Anyango Oyunga spends most of her time educating women about something they have always done – grow sweet potatoes.

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Long-awaited microbicide gel faces funding shortfall

OUDTSHOORN, SOUTH AFRICA South African scientists are in New York this week trying to secure funding for the final trials of a vaginal gel that could save millions of lives by giving women the chance to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS.

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