New online database on education R&D in Afrika launched

A database on education research conducted by Africa-based researchers has been launched to raise the visibility and impact of such research. The database, which has about 2,000 education research including theses and working papers on 49 African countries, resulted from the collaboration between the Research for Equitable Access and…

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Algeria shuts down the Internet

Algeria experienced a complete Internet shutdown on Wednesday, 22 June 2018, for a period of 2 hours. This came as a result of the North Afrikan country's government ordering telecommunications companies to cut-off Internet access to ensure high school exams run smoothly, without cheating. The 2 hour period which saw…

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AfriLabs reaches a significant milestone

AfriLabs, the network of technology and innovation hubs across Afrika, has reached a significant milestone of having a total of a 100 technology and innovation hubs as members of its network. This is because it recently admitted an additional 40 new hubs to its network. This now means that AfriLabs…

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Egyptian Knowledge Bank's first ever Arabic Citation Index

With the aim of transforming Egypt into a knowledge economy, the Northern Afrikan country's digital library and online knowledge hub, Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), is set to launch the first Arabic Citation Index (ARCI). It's expected that the ARCI will be fully operational in 2020 and it will be the…

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Coding for employment

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched the "Coding for Employment" program to help Afrika's youth acquire skills for careers in science and technology. The program was announced at the African Innovation Summit held in Kigali, Rwanda. The AfDB will be running the program in partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation,…

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Science in Afrika

It’s been a recurring refrain: Africa still lags woefully behind the rest of the world in generating new scientific knowledge. As figures collated by the World Bank in 2014 show, the continent – home to around 16% of the world’s population – produces less than 1% of the world’s…

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