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Africa Academy of Science institutes $2.8million COVID-19 research fund

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(courtesy: Business Ghana, 12 May 2020)
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TWAS statement on COVID-19 pandemic

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International collaboration in combating the pa

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Recipients of the 2020 FLAIR fellowships announced

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Africa's struggle with inadequate COVID-19 testing

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(courtesy: The Lancet Microbe, 11 May 2020)
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This is the best time to plan for urban Africa’s next health emergency

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Health, it turns out, is everybody’s business.

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African scientists sense a once-in-a-life opportunity to push for research funding

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(courtesy: Quartz Africa, 11 May 2020)

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Academic communities respond to society’s needs

(Courtesy: University World News)

North African student unions and academic communities have launched several civic engagement and social responsibility initiatives, ranging from fundraising and awareness campaigns to consultancy guidance and medical initiatives, in an effort to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Stellenbosch University's FLAIR Fellows partner with UK experts

Dr Rossouw hopes her findings will benefit commercial fermentation practices and improve the environmental sustainability of the wine sector.

Kemri plan to produce cheap drug for cancer

The initiative by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), if successful, could dramatically reduce the cost of some crucial cancer medicines by up to 70%.

Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking

(Courtesy: TheScientist)

In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.

 

Another international FLAIR grant for Stellenbosch University engineering researcher

Tadie is also one of two SU researchers selected by the University to be part of the Department of Higher Education and Training's Future Professors Programme

Unlocking the life-saving secrets of African DNA

Core targets for treatment include cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease.