Alternative facts are a hinderance to BioTech communication

Biotechnology may have various hurdles in Afrika, but its biggest obstacle remains communication especially in the face of alternative facts. “Our biggest hurdle is not policymakers or evidence but communication,” said Kevin M. Folta a Professor and Chairman of the Horticultural Sciences department at the University of Florida at the…

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Uganda's plan for funding innovations criticized

In efforts aimed at boosting innovation, the Ugandan government has made a bold move and set aside funds to help innovators to commercialise their products. The government has committed 30 billion Uganda shillings (about US$9 million) to support innovations and technology, and has allocated an additional US$4 million…

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From Russia With Love, Uganda Nuclear Power Plant

On April 19th, the leading Uganda daily newspaper, The New Vision carried on its front page a story ‘Russia to build Nuclear plant for Uganda’. The story went ahead to state that talks about the project are in the final stages. When I read the story I was did not…

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