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Local software can spur development, says UN report

Developing nations should fight piracy and improve ICT infrastructure to ensure strong local software sectors …


Trust 'a major challenge' to agricultural biotechnology

Fears in Africa surrounding agri-biotech, resulting in its underutilisation, can be tackled by building trust and …


Tree intercropping 'could save Africa's soils'

A review of agroforestry for food crops finds the benefits for raising soil quality and food yields to be …


Africa 'needs to do more to boost innovation'

Africa and Europe should work together to make sure that Africa can stimulate innovation, a conference has heard.


Botswana to develop policy to protect traditional knowledge

Botswana is developing a policy to document and safeguard traditional knowledge.


Presidential award for Ugandan research stirs up debate

A presidential award for research into using the soapberry plant to kill mosquitoes has stirred up debate over …


Turning plants into pills in Kenya

Traditional healers are joining forces with plant chemists in Kenya to develop antimalarials isolated from plants, …


African countries join the patent game

A scheme in Africa allowing countries to cooperate on patent applications means researchers can protect their …


WIPO recognises developing world rights

The World Intellectual Property Organization has adopted a fresh agenda that recognises the rights and needs of …


The Muslim diaspora - from brain drain to brain gain?

Muslim countries should harness the talents of their huge diaspora and support collaboration between their …


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