Afrika should value job creation and environmental protection

Afrikan countries need to embrace circular economy to lessen waste production and pollution whilst promoting environmentally friendly and sustainable growth, experts say. Circular economy — the concept of reducing and reusing waste — could help the continent solve environmental challenges, according to the 2nd Next Einstein Forum held in Rwanda last month…

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Afrika is slow in creating digital health innovations

The lack of prioritisation of digital innovations in health systems could make it difficult for Africa to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a forum has heard. The 3rd Annual Aid and International Development Africa Summit held in Kenya last month (27-28 February) noted that Africa is slow in integrating…

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Creating and using local data for socioeconomic growth

Afrika’s tendency of not using locally generated big data is stifling efforts to tackle socioeconomic challenges such as food insecurity, health and climate change, a meeting has observed. The 8th Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) annual scientific and health conference that was held last month (14-16 February) in Kenya…

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Calls for sustainable approach to research dissemination in Afrika

A global news service is giving African peer-reviewed journals one-year free access to disseminate news about the papers they publish. News about research conducted by African researchers has been under-represented and much is needed to promote African research globally, says a statement issued by the UK-headquartered AlphaGalileo this month (11…

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