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African Academy of Sciences saddened at grantee Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra’s death

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The African Academy of Sciences is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Dr Kouassi Richard M’bra who died tragically in a car accident on 16 November 2019 in Côte d'Ivoire. He was 39.
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South Africa is one step closer to processed titanium alloys

William Gregor, an amateur mineralogist and chemist, first discovered ilmenite – some black sand containing one of the world’s lightest metals – in the UK in 1791. Four years later, this light metal was isolated and named “titanium” by a German chemist Martin Heinrich Klaproth...
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Winners of the Africa Science Desk Journalism prize are announced

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The African Academy of Sciences is excited to be announcing the three African journalists — from Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa —who are the winners of the 2019 Africa Science Desk Journalism Awards.
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Regional partnership promoting high-impact ideas for a healthier Africa is announced

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Through this partnership, the AAS and WHO will work together to promote the wide availability of quality, safe, effective, affordable and sustainable high-impact health interventions that benefit the public.
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We have moved our domain to .africa

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Since time immemorial, Africa has led and contributed to the advancement of knowledge globally. From the great pyramids in Giza, Egypt that made use of local's expertise in mathematics and geometry...
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Mental health promotion, suicide prevention

Today, Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the World Mental Health Day celebrated on October 10 each year. This year’s theme, “Mental health promotion and suicide prevention” speaks to the urgent call to reduce the increasing trend of suicidal behaviours across the world...

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New research fellows to combat climate change in Africa

SciDev.Net, United Kingdom, 21 March 2017

Kenyan scientists among 22 others picked by continental body

Daily Nation, Kenya, 8 March 2017

Innovations fund aims to save women and newborn babies in Africa

The Guardian, United Kingdom, 23 November 2016

US$7 million to fund innovation in Africa

CNBC Africa, South Africa, 17 November 2016

Enter Africa innovation challenge for local health solutions

Bizcommunity.com, South Africa, 08 November 2016

Intra-African collaboration is key to global health and local well-being

Financial Times, United Kingdom, 09 May 2016