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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.  

Press Release:Survey shows rise in vaccine hesitancy in Ghana

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Accra, July 23, 2021: Research led by the University of Southampton into the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ghana, West Africa has concluded...

Explainer on the June-July- August season in Kenya

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Mary Kilavi, Assistant Director Public Weather service, KMD said: “There has been some sort of public outcry this season. Some people feel it is incredibly...

Explainer on cassava diseases in Kenya

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Dr Catherine Taracha,Center Director,KALRO Biotechnology Center  “There are two major diseases that challenge cassava production. They include the Cassava Mosaic Disease where you get crinkling...

Press Release:Kenya Making Progress in Uptake of Disease Resistant Cassava Varieties

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Nairobi, Kenya: 5th July, 2021- In a bid to improve cassava varieties in Kenya, researchers at the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)...

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