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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...

Covid-19 Virus variant found in South Africa may resist antibodies

Antibodies against the novel coronavirus may not work as well against a new variant of the virus identified in South Africa, early data suggest. Scientists...

COVID-19, Africa Update: $30M Loan Initiative to unlock private sector Healthcare in five African Countries

Good news for Africa as the U.S. President's Malaria Initiative, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, USAID CII, The Rockefeller Foundation, Skoll Foundation, MCJ Amelior...

DNA extract from Ivory of a 16th-Century Shipwreck reveals shocking discoveries

The University of Cape Town (UCT) together with other international research institutes initated a fact-finding research into the DNA of elephant tusks found in...

Challenges in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in East Africa: progress of UK-Africa collaboration

A recent research by The Bloomsbury SET conducted by Prospect IP, reveals the challenges surrounding antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, thereby...

Africa’s response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to spread, countries in sub-Saharan Africa are still experiencing outbreaks of other infectious diseases; the top causes of...

Educational reforms in Nigeria: The Kaduna state teachers’ competency test

This paper by Aina, J. K. of the School of Science and Mathematics Education, University of the Western Cape, South Africa, Bellville, Western Cape,...

Does culture influence birth experiences of first-generation Nigerian women in London?

Priscilla Dike of Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley, England, undertook this study to explore the influence of cultural practices on birth experiences of...

Phytochemical compounds, antioxidant activity and non-enzymatic browning of sugars extracted from the water of immature coconut (Cocos nucifera L.)

L.A. Akpro of the Laboratory of Nutrition and Food Safety and Laboratory of Biotechnology and Tropical Products Processing UFR STA, Nangui Abrogoua University, Abidjan...

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