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Prof Isabella Quakyi Wins the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal

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Professor Isabella A. Quakyi, an AAS Fellow in the field of Biosciences, received the 2019 Clara Southmayd Ludlow Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, for her important contributions to the understanding and control of tropical diseases.
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South Africa is one step closer to processed titanium alloys

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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

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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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Create and use local data for socioeconomic growth

SciDev.Net, United Kingdom, 20 March 2018

Fund science to achieve sustainable development

Daily Nation, Kenya, 13 March 2018

Yale University to pen deals with Kenya research institutions

Business Daily, Kenya, 01 March 2018

The simple secret to groundbreaking science: work together

The World Economic Forum, Switzerland, 18 January 2018

AIF and African Academy of Sciences sign MoU to drive STI-led research

Ventures Africa, Nigeria, 16 November 2017

African scientists get their own open-access publishing platform

Nature, United Kingdom, 15 November 2017