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Major New Study Unveils Complexity and Vast Diversity of Africa’s Genetic Variation

GettyImages. Zané Lombard, University of the Witwatersrand Africa is the cradle of humankind. All humans are descendants from this common pool of ancestors. Africa and its multitude of ethnolinguistic groups are therefore fundamental to learning more about humankind and our origins. A human genome refers to the complete set of genetic information found in a […]

Linking Research to Industry Is Never an Easy Task, But Dr Mavis Owureku-Asare Is Showing the Way  

Accra, Ghana, November 20, 2020//-Linking research to industry has been a nightmare for academia, scientists, and businesses, among others. But one Ghanaian scientist is showing the way.

China’s Belt and Road Mega-plan May Devastate the World’s Oceans

Shutterstock Mischa Turschwell, Griffith University; Christopher Brown, Griffith University, and Ryan M. Pearson, Griffith University November 20, 2020//-China’s signature foreign policy, the Belt and Road initiative, has garnered much attention and controversy.

Scaling up Water and Sanitation in Ghana

November 19, 2020//-When it comes to tackling a crisis, scaling-up can be more effective than starting over. That’s one of the lessons from the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area Sanitation and Water Project (GAMA-SWP), which recently received $125 million in additional financing to increase access to water, sanitation and hygiene services. 

Ghana Debates Life of Jerry Rawlings Ahead of Critical Elections

November 19, 2020//-Ghana has invented a special kind of political polarisation  – as much personal as ideological – seen in the response to the demise of former leader Jerry John Rawlings on 12 November, 2020.

African Elections: Governance and Threats

November 19, 2020//-Elections in Africa often bring fear and anxiety, and some have resulted in protracted violent conflicts. Elections in 2020 come with additional threats, some beyond the control of the nations involved.

Pfizer Ends COVID-19 Vaccine Trial with 95% Success Rate

Pfizer and BioNTech’s Phase 3 trial showed their vaccine to be 95% effective against COVID-19, will now seek FDA Emergency Use Authorization. November 18, 2020//-United States pharma giant Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech said on Wednesday that final results from the Phase 3 trial of their COVID-19 vaccine showed it to be 95 […]

African Football Legend Roger Milla Calls on G20 Members to Eradicate Noma Disease

November 18, 2020//-The Noma Fund, an association created by former African footballer Roger Milla, is issuing an appeal to heads of state in order to mobilise them in the fight against Noma at the sidelines of the G20 summit to be held on 21 and 22 November in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

New Coalition Plans to Tackle Africa’s Growing Burden of Stroke

Ageing populations, changes in diet, physical inactivity and smoking are some of he drivers of strokes and heart disease. Getty Images Rufus Akinyemi, University of Ibadan; Alan Bryer, University of Cape Town; Foad Abd-Allah, Cairo University; Kathleen Bateman, University of Cape Town; Lawrence Tucker, University of Cape Town; Mayowa Owolabi, University of Ibadan; Naeem Brey, […]

Geodrill Backs Construction of Modern Complex for Gender-based Violence Victims

November 17, 2020//-Geodrill, a leading exploration drilling company, has backed the construction of a modern complex for Gender-based violence (GBV) victims in Ghana.

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