Coronavirus

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How innovators in Cameroon are helping to fight COVID-19

The MaMED app, which has been introduced to Cameroon’s Health Ministry for possible nationwide use. It enables virtual contact between a person seeking COVID-19-related services and medical personnel.

Africa's information and knowledge gap

Africa needs to be better prepared to deal with future pandemics. That should start with a re-assessment of how countries invest in – and support – local research.

COVID-19 pandemic has come with a rise in the defacing of websites

Vulnerable websites are popping up as organizations move online during the coronavirus pandemic – and hackers have more time at home alone. The result is more websites falling victim to defacement.

There is an urgent need for customized blended learning in South Africa

Due to restricted resources and infrastructure, few schools across Africa have been able to adopt online learning as a result of the lockdown.

The importance of science journalism during a pandemic

The COVID-19 emergency requires accurate and reliable information However, many media outlets do not have enough journalists trained in science.

Andela has laid off approximately 10% of its total staff complement

Andela has announced that it has laid off approximately 10% of its staff complement. According to Andela, the 135 employees who were laid off are non-software engineering staff.

Clean cooking technology is important to reducing indoor air pollution

During the COVID-19 pandemic we have witnessed that the air in cities is fresher as industrial activity; road and air travel decline - a net effect of reduced productivity.