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New broadband network for Africa approved

The AfricaConnect Initiative to link African and European research networks has received the green light, but …


Microbicide hopes fade with poor trial results

The 'last' microbicide has failed to reduce the risk of HIV infection in women, despite showing promise in an …


Maize genome offers hope of improved varieties

The sequencing of the maize genome should boost efforts to find higher-yielding and climate change-proof varieties.


Kenya maintains innovation despite political strife

Kenya has maintained second place in Sub-Saharan Africa innovation rankings while other African countries have …


Scientists asked to create Earth systems research plan

The International Council for Science is asking scientists to define the research agenda in global environmental …


Trial of Africa's first HIV vaccines underway

Africa's first home-grown HIV vaccines have started early-stage clinical trials in South Africa and the United …


First promising TB drug in decades, say researchers

A new tuberculosis drug found using an old method of drug discovery is the first in 40 years to have proved …


Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia top innovation poll

A report on African competitiveness has revealed Kenya, South Africa and Tunisia to be the continent's top …


Model guides flow of climate change migrants

Policymakers facing tough decisions about moving people because of climate change may be helped by a mathematical …


New formula for US-South research funding

A new way of funding collaborative agricultural research will see US researchers sharing funds with their …


New South African research centre to tackle HIV/TB

South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal will be home to a new HIV/TB research hub focused on combatting the …


EU pesticide ban 'will harm malaria control'

An EU ban on pesticides, likely to be ratified within months, will hinder malaria control programmes in developing …


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