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Factual communication critical to fighting COVID-19

A great deal of the fear surrounding COVID-19 is being fueled by widespread misinformation. What is communicated is just as important as how it is communicated.

The next coronavirus pandemic outbreak could be predicted via satellite

Satellites are not the be-all and end-all, but they can be a powerful predictor of potential future outbreaks like COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine fears

Governments, regulators, civil society holding urgent discussions to ensure those most in need get priority coronavirus vaccine access. Access essential not just for fairness, but also to ensure effective global coverage to end pandemic.

Burkina Faso's Marie Korsaga is West Africa’s first female astrophysicist

Marie Korsaga hopes to open astrophysics to other women in Africa. She says astronomy can boost development through jobs and infrastructure.

African countries prepare for the coronavirus

Egypt has started screening all air passengers arriving from countries where the infection has occurred, while Kenya, which receives at least three flights a day from China, issued a directive to start screening at all ports of entry on 22 January 2020. Nigeria followed suit the same day.

Emerging technologies punted as solutions for Africa's problems

New report identifies gaps in Africa’s use of digital platforms for solving challenges. It calls on governments to invest in digital platforms for sectors such as finance and health.

Identifying the most economic energy technologies across Africa

When it comes to clean energy, research shows that wind energy systems are only economically favourable in the horn of Africa — Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia — because of the high average wind speed in this region of Africa.