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PhD. Student, Samuel Acheampong, research on Ghana’s first gene-edited crop using CRISPR-Cas9 system

Research on Ghana’s first gene-edited crop — a high-yielding sweet potato with increased beta carotene content — is under way at the University of...

African countries without the coronavirus variant should use the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

African countries without the coronavirus variant dominant in South Africa should go ahead and use the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, the Africa Centers for Disease...

COVID-19 affects men and women differently. It’s important to track the data

The African Population Health Research Centre, based in Kenya, has been mining data across 47 countries in Africa, tracking differences in COVID-19 infection, illness...

Africans begin to take the reins of research into their own genomes

In 1987, 10-year-old Segun Fatumo was on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, hawking palm oil, yams, and pepper each day after school to help...

Africa’s Hit Science Show for Kids now showing in the U.S.

Watch the Pan-African science TV show for kids and try not to smile — we dare you The world needs more scientists. Or people who...

Nigerian author Tade Thompson takes the science fiction world by storm

Tade Thompson’s literary creations have been racking up awards right and left. After snapping up the Nommo Award and the Prix Julia Verlanger, his novella...

32nd Conference of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria

Here is a brief sight and sound from the just concluded 32nd Conference of the Linguistics Association of Nigeria held on 1st February, 2021...

How will a Biden presidency influence reproductive and women’s health and development on the African continent?

Seamus Heaney, as quoted by US Presidential candidate, Joseph R. Biden, 21 August 2020, Democratic National Convention. While the combined histories of the United...

South Africa’s powerful MeerKAT telescope discovered new giant ‘radio galaxies’ help shed light on the history of the universe

Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa’s powerful MeerKAT telescope, located in the Karoo region, a semi-arid area in the southwest...

Fast-tracked adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties key to managing maize lethal necrosis in Africa

Scientists are calling for accelerated adoption of new hybrid maize varieties with resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease in sub-Saharan Africa. In combination...

South African scientists discover new chemicals that kill malaria parasite

The World Health Organisation said in November that deaths from malaria due to disruption during the coronavirus pandemic to services designed to tackle the...

Scientists discover new ‘incredible’ bat from the Nimba Mountains, Guinea, West Africa

An endangered species of orange and black colored bat was discovered by a group of scientists led by the American Museum of Natural History...

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