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Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

Africa month recently reminded us of just how far we've come as a continent. Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa, urges leaders and innovators not to forget what still needs to be done...

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

Innovators from nine African countries shortlisted for their outstanding innovations across the healthcare, engineering, energy and communications sectors...

19 Jun 2017

Ebola vaccine shows results in trial

A prototype vaccine for Ebola has proven effective in Guinea, according to the WHO. It hopes fast-track approval will emerge by 2018...

23 Dec 2016

After Ebola: West African ministers discuss public health cooperation

Three years after the devastating Ebola epidemic, West African ministers have pledged to collaborate on responding to public health threats across the region.

16 Nov 2016

Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Large study targets prostate cancer in black men

A Stellenbosch University researcher is part of a team of international scientists exploring the genetic causes of prostate cancer in black men...

13 Apr 2016

Gabon revamps its healthcare system

Gabon aims at developing a modern and more accessible health system for its citizens...

11 Apr 2016

Bayer develops new insecticide mixture useful for malaria control

Bayer CropScience, in its mission for delivering 'Science For A Better Life', submitted a dossier to the WHOPES for the evaluation of a new two-way insecticide mixture...

5 Nov 2015

What's holding back Ghana's progress in reducing maternal mortality

Ghana has made significant progress in reducing the number of mothers who die from complications during labour and after childbirth in the last 25 years...

By Paul Mensah 6 Jul 2015

Giving Africa's medical innovations a global audience

What do the realms of TV, medical issues and Africa have in common? The Med in Africa show says Alex Jakana, Executive Producer, Editorial Partnerships for BBC Africa...

By Leigh Andrews 21 Apr 2015

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SA to deploy healthcare workers to help contain Ebola

South Africa has deployed its first batch of trained healthcare professionals to work in Sierra Leone, in an effort to help contain the spread of Ebola Disease Virus in the country and other parts of West Africa...

20 Jan 2015

New centre supports access to information about Ebola

As part of its efforts at increasing public awareness on Ebola, the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) has set up its 'Information Center on Communicable Diseases'...

8 Jan 2015

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014

Africa United features new Ebola prevention communications for West Africa

At yesterday's official draw for the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2015, the Confederation of African Football announced the launch of Africa United, a global health communications campaign aimed at preventing the spread of Ebola in West Africa...

4 Dec 2014

Another free app for Ebola information

A new free Ebola app, part of a wider International SOS communications initiative aimed at supporting the global fight against Ebola, has been released for iOS and Android devices...

17 Nov 2014

SA holds solemn reception as deceased return home

Two months since the tragic collapse of a guesthouse in Lagos, Nigeria, the bodies of 74 of the deceased have arrived home to a poignant and emotional reception ceremony.

17 Nov 2014

Asia's Ebola fears cause tour cancellations

The Minister of Communications, Faith Muthambi, says South Africa's tourism sector is not under threat from the Ebola Virus Disease even though a number of Asian visitors have cancelled planned trips to this country.

20 Aug 2014

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

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