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The role of African universities in achieving the SDGs
In September 2015, United Nations member states adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) , designed to provide a pathway to sustainability.
31 Jan 2017
How a gene test can solve side effects linked to ARV drugs in Africa
Antiretrovirals have significantly improved the lives of people living with HIV.
29 Jan 2017
What southern Africa can learn from west Africa about dealing with despots
Has the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) just taught the Southern African Development Community ( SADC ) a lesson?
24 Jan 2017
How social factors drive up suicide rates among pregnant women
Pregnant women in South Africa who live in poor communities are more likely to consider or attempt suicide than the general population.
20 Jan 2017
Why junk status still hangs over South Africa
Although South Africa avoided a downgrade to non-investment grade, or junk status, in 2016, the country is not yet out of the woods and may be downgraded this year.
19 Jan 2017
Science must grow young advocates if it wants to connect with the real world
Science needs more “ academic hybrids ”: scientists who buck the stereotype of working in silos.
18 Jan 2017
Uncovering the deeper secrets of every mother’s breast milk
Investigating the make up and composition of breast milk has been a critical part of understanding how newborn babies build their immune systems and ward off disease later in life.
17 Jan 2017
How plugging into well-connected colleagues can help research fly
Informal intellectual collaboration is crucial for good social science research. This includes interactions with colleagues to improve a paper before it is sent to a journal.
16 Jan 2017
Africa is poised for sustainable growth and development. But there are risks
As we know, growth accelerations are pretty commonplace among developing countries.
09 Jan 2017