Accra News

Accra to open spaceship centre

Africa’s first spaceship research centre to open in Accra. Accra will soon be home to Africa's first spaceship research centre, thanks to an agreement between Keshe Foundation International, a Neth...
Addis Ababa News

Ethiopian space observatory

Ethiopia's first space observatory is now operating its two 1-m optical telescopes. The two telescopes at the Mount Entoto observatory have been inaugurated in time for the fifth annual East African A...
Accra News

National Science Congress in Accra

Ghana's ministry of environment, science and technology (MEST) is to hold the country's inaugural national science congress in Accra on 2-5 August. The four-day congress has as its theme Water, San...
Maputo News

Science and technology park for Mozambique

Work is underway to build a science and technology park in Maluana in Manhica district, about 80 km north of Maputo. The facility is the first of four such parks planned for Mozambique under the gover...
Addis Ababa News

Palaeoanthropologists in new early hominid find

Scientists have announced the discovery of an early hominid species, Ardipithecus ramidus, which may put to rest the long-held notion that human beings descend from chimpanzees. In the 2 October i...
Maputo News

ICSU general assembly in Maputo

The International Council for Science (ICSU) is holding its 29th general assembly in Maputo in October. This will be the first time that the international research and advisory body holds its general...
Cape Town News

New research lab for Cape Town.

The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) has opened an international research laboratory in Cape Town. The facility, located at the University of Cape Town, will have...