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The AfriSMC will work tirelessly to avail to science journalists across Africa credible and accurate information on emerging science stories as soon as possible. These will be in the form of ready-to-use quotes from experts and findings from credible scientific studies. We will also run regular press briefings on trending science issues so that journalist can get the information directly from the experts. the latest hot topics. Find our most recent Roundups and Rapid Reactions, briefings and ‘Before the Headlines’ analyses below, or use the icons on the right.

The AfriSMC will also facilitate interview with willing leading experts in the fields of engineering, medicine, agriculture and other fields of, science, technology and innovations so that they can shed more light on their work or well as headline news, especially the controversial ones. We will also prioritize support for new science reporters, including freelancers through guides, toolkits and brochures.  

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Press Release: Marburg Virus Outbreak Highly Unlikely to become a Global Pandemic

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August 3, 2022, Nairobi- The Marburg disease outbreak currently in Ghana is highly unlikely to evolve into a global pandemic like COVID-19 disease because...

Explainers and Expert Opinions on Vaccine Manufacturing in Africa

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Dr. Patrick Osewe Chief of the Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank 1. What do we need to know about...

Expert Opinion on Carbon credits

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By Dr Olufunso Somorin, Regional Principal Officer for Climate Change and Green Growth, at the African Development Bank Carbon credit has been fronted as an...

Expert opinion on Role of Agri-Biotechnology in Mitigating Climate change

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Expert opinion on Role of Agri-Biotechnology in Mitigating Climate change Expert : Joel .W. Ochieng, PhD Programme Leader, Agricultural Biotechnology & Wildlife, the University of Nairobi With...

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