Africa Faces Its Own Nuclear Power Challenges

Africa Faces Its Own Nuclear Power Challenges

While the tsunami-caused nuclear plant emergency in Japan is leading to reassessments of nuclear energy policy around the world, in Africa, experts say challenges remain the same as before. They say limits to expanding nuclear power on the continent are of a financial nature, as well as related to fears of political instability. Africa has […]

Workshop targets African press to help improve media coverage of African research

Workshop targets African press to help improve media coverage of African research

OPPORTUNITY AFRICA: Opportunities are being offered to press officers from African research institutes to develop their knowledge and skills could be an important step in improving media coverage of African science, according to the organisers of a workshop taking place as part of the World Conference of Science Journalists 2011. The all-day workshop, supported by […]

Nigerian President Faces No Main Rivals at Final Campaign Debate

Nigerian President Faces No Main Rivals at Final Campaign Debate

BLOG: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has taken part in the final presidential debate before three weeks of nationwide elections. None of his main challengers took part because they are protesting the president’s refusal to join an earlier debate. President Jonathan had the stage to himself after all three of his main challengers boycotted the nationally-televised […]

Ghana: Two Year Scholarship for Technology Entrepreneurs

Ghana: Two Year Scholarship for Technology Entrepreneurs

OPPORTUNITY: GHANA – Have you ever dreamt of becoming an entrepreneur? Imagine getting a fully paid-for two yearlong training on entrepreneurship, mentorship from top business leaders and support to start your own company. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology is accepting applications for its Entrepreneurs In Training (EITs) program, a program that admits persons who have […]

“411” as information for Africa: InformAfrica

“411” as information for Africa: InformAfrica

Our version of 411 simply means information for Africa, and information means data that are processed to be useful; and provides answers to “who”, “what”, “where”, “when”, and even how things occurred or expected to occur at a particular given time — in Africa to be precise.

Namibia celebrates independence, a short history

Namibia celebrates independence, a short history

InformAfrica Blog: Today, Namibia formerly known as South West Africa; celebrates her 21 years of independence from South Africa. With an area of 824,269 square kilometres, Namibia is a mainly arid country, with a sparse and widely dispersed population, estimated at 1.4 million, which is culturally and linguistically diverse. About half the inhabitants live in […]

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