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Legacy of apartheid means academia has remained largely white.
The African Academy of Sciences, in partnership with F1000, is launching a publication platform, AAS Open Research.
Venture will launch next year and seeks to strengthen continent’s science by helping academics share work more quickly.
New law would allow commercial planting of transgenic varieties in Uganda.
Director of education and society at the British Council says Western universities must prove they do not have ‘imperialist’ designs on the continent
There are plenty of reasons to be upbeat about the prospects for science and research across Africa. The next challenge is to bring more of that evidence and expertise into decision making.
A new forum hopes to bring Africa’s scientific researchers together
There are just 79 scientists per million Africans, compared to 4,500 per million people in the United States.
Africa has a poor reputation for scientific innovation. But when South Africa jointly won a bid in 2012 to host the world's largest science project, for a radio telescope called the Square Kilometre Array, it hoped to foster a new image.