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Here's how to measure – and deepen – change in South Africa's universities

Here's how to measure – and deepen – change in South Africa's universities

15th October 2015 Universities should be equitable learning spaces for people of all races, economic backgrounds and genders. In South Africa, creating such spaces –... 

Africa's youth and abundant arable land are a potential winning combination

Africa's youth and abundant arable land are a potential winning combination

15th October 2015 Sub-Saharan Africa has two abundant resources: its youth and agricultural land. With the youngest population globally and the largest share of the... 

How to rebuild higher education in countries torn apart by war

How to rebuild higher education in countries torn apart by war

14th October 2015 Universities are almost always among the casualties when a country goes to war. Ultimately, they become hotbeds of repression. As conflict deepens,... 

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Why Africa is lagging behind in child vaccination

Why Africa is lagging behind in child vaccination

14th October 2015 Africa has made incredible improvements immunising children against preventable diseases such as polio, pneumonia, diphtheria, measles and... 

World's largest radio telescope must tap into Africa's fascination with night skies

World's largest radio telescope must tap into Africa's fascination with night skies

14th October 2015 The world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope, which is to be constructed in South Africa from 2017, has the potential to stimulate... 

Illegal guns fuel violent crime, wreak deadly havoc in South Africa

Illegal guns fuel violent crime, wreak deadly havoc in South Africa

14th October 2015 Police statistics in South Africa show a worrying trend: the increased use of illegal small arms and light weapons in the country’s growing problem... 

Africa fails its young scientists by not investing in their innovations

Africa fails its young scientists by not investing in their innovations

13th October 2015 A Ugandan scientist has developed a rapid diagnostic test that can detect Ebola proteins in less than five minutes at the point of care in the... 

How understanding evolution might help solve problems that bedevil society

How understanding evolution might help solve problems that bedevil society

13th October 2015 Evolution has drawn more criticism from non-scientists than any other scientific theory, probably because it speaks to the origins of humanity.... 

Climate models could have predicted drop in Lake Kariba's water levels

Climate models could have predicted drop in Lake Kariba's water levels

13th October 2015   Water levels at Lake Kariba, the world’s largest man-made reservoir, have dropped below 30%. Kariba’s water levels may drop further before... 

What Nigeria can do to weather low oil prices and slow economic growth

What Nigeria can do to weather low oil prices and slow economic growth

13th October 2015 Ever since Nigeria started harvesting its petroleum endowment, its economy’s umbilical cord has avoidably been firmly tied to the volatility of... 

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