04/08/21

Science ‘lost in translation’ in Africa

Afrofuturism

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Culture, traditional knowledge, arts and language influence the development of thought in Africa.  The science landscape is dominated by European languages. This week, we hear how ‘decolonising’ science and translating terms into African languages will help more people to understand, and become involved with, science.

Our reporter, Halima Athumani, speaks to African language experts, while science communicator Sibusiso Biyela tells us how science fiction inspired his career.

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Africa Science Focus, with Michael Kaloki.


This programme was funded by the European Journalism Centre, through the European Development Journalism Grants programme, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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