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How we are measuring air quality in Kampala and why it works for African cities

theconversation August 27, 2020

How we’re measuring air quality in Kampala – and why it works for African cities. Written by Engineer Bainomugisha, Makerere University. In Uganda, even though air pollution is a big challenge in parts of the country, there is hardly any air quality monitoring. Engineer Bainomugisha – along with other scientists […]

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Africa’s research ecosystem needs a culture of mentoring.

theconversation August 25, 2020

Africa’s research ecosystem needs a culture of mentoring. Written by Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun, University of the Western Cape and Kudus Adebayo. Sub-Saharan Africa faces a range of development challenges, including high population growth, poverty, food insecurity, and poor health. There is a clear need for qualified and skilled researchers to […]

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New technologies mean states must reconsider what ‘reproductive rights’ are

theconversation August 23, 2020

New technologies mean states must reconsider what ‘reproductive rights’ are. Written by Bonginkosi Shozi, University of KwaZulu-Natal. A number of technological advances have revolutionised human reproduction in the past few decades. One example is in vitro fertilisation (IVF), the process of fertilising a woman’s eggs with a man’s sperm in […]

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The foreign aid game is changing: these are the opportunities for Africa

theconversation August 23, 2020

The foreign aid game is changing: these are the opportunities for Africa. Written by Dan Banik, University of Oslo and Nikolai Hegertun, University of Oslo. There are growing signs that the aid relationship between the Global South and the Global North is changing fast. Many traditional Western donors are reevaluating […]

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Switching to Renewable Energy Could Save Thousands of Lives in Africa

ecodailyorg August 15, 2020

Switching To Renewable Energy Could Save Thousands Of Lives In Africa. Researchers estimate future death toll from fossil fuel emission. Written by By Leah Burrows for Harvard. With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what’s going to power it? With […]

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Pandemic underscores burden women carry doing paid and unpaid reproductive labour

theconversation August 12, 2020

Pandemic underscores burden women carry doing paid and unpaid reproductive labour. Written by Odile Mackett, University of the Witwatersrand. Debates about women’s unpaid reproductive labour have been going on since the first woman received cash for her services. Reproductive labour includes cooking, cleaning, and caring for the elderly, the sick […]

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Flaws in the collection of African population statistics block COVID-19 insights

theconversation August 11, 2020

Flaws in the collection of African population statistics block COVID-19 insights Written by Emmanuel Olamijuwon, University of Eswatini; Fidelia A. A. Dake, University of Ghana, and Oluwaseyi Dolapo Somefun, University of the Western Cape . Hundreds of thousands of cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in African Union […]

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