Press Release:African Countries Urged to Conduct Research along COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

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Nairobi, 12, October,2021- African countries should carry out research along COVID-19 roll out to build on their knowledge concerning the disease among their own...

Press Release:Low Uptake, Lack of Diversity among Challenges Ailing the African Seed Industry

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Nairobi, 1 October 2021- Though improved seeds can deliver state of the art technology to farmers: higher yields, diseases and pest resistance, climate change...

Science Africa’s Deputy Executive Director Appointed to UNESCO’s Science Advisory Board

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By Sharon Atieno Mr. Daniel Otunge, Science Africa’s Deputy Executive Director, has been nominated to become a member of the Scientific Board of the International...

AfriSMC Press Briefing (Africa Seed Industry)

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What: Africa’s evolving seed industry: fostering access to high-quality seeds by small holder farmers for food security and climate resilience.            When:  Thursday, September 30,...

Explainer on Covid-19 Vaccines improving Surfactant Levels in the Lungs

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Prof. Barack Abonyo Prof. Medical Physiology and Registrar Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Kibabii University, Kenya "Vaccines improve the level of surfactant. Vaccines are meant to...

SPECIAL GLOBAL MEDIA BRIEFING Topic: Getting your head around the vaccine data

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Organized in collaboration with the Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Israel, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Austria, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong media...

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy threatens to derail war against pandemic in Africa

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By Joseph Maina Vaccine hesitancy in many parts of Africa has emerged as a potent threat to efforts to mitigate COVID-19 and could considerably counteract...

Expert Opinion on Cassava Improvement in Africa through Genome Editing

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Dr. Ihuoma Okwuonu,Plant Biotechnologist and Chief Research Scientist at the National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI) in Umudike, Nigeria said: "We are using genome editing...

Expert Reaction to Adaptation and Mitigation to Climate Change in Africa

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Prof Shem Wandiga,Former Director of the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation, said: “In Africa continent, adaption is the only thing we can do. And...

Embargo: 20.30 PM[NAIROBI time] Wednesday 24th March 2021

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PRESS RELEASE The Lancet: First continent-wide analysis confirms Africa’s second COVID-19 wave was more severe than its first **Country-level data available in the article** Almost 3 million COVID-19...