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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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A Grand Challenges Africa Opportunity: Funding to improve maternal and child health in Africa

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Grand Challenges Africa grantee Christine Musyimi who received funding in 2017 to train Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs) to screen for depression in more than 1,700 pregnant women in under-resourced areas in Kenya and has contributed to improving the mental wellbeing of mothers and ensured safe deliveries of their babies.
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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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African scientists map the genomic resources of the continent

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Up to 300 African scientists are converging in Accra, Ghana, this week to map out progress of a multi-million, multi-country and multi-year genomic research programme to increase understanding of how human genes and the environment...

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Origin of modern humans 'traced to Botswana'

This October issue of the AAS Big Picture showcases science in Africa tracing the origins of humankind, the fastest ants in the Sahara and exciting antimicrobial discoveries. It also highlights the importance of open access research as well as opportunities in both science journalism and biomedical research.

If you have content on science in Africa, funding opportunities or events feel free to email  communications@aasciences.africa by 15 November 2019 for inclusion in the next issue of the monthly  e-newsletter. 

Ebola now curable after trials of drugs in DRC

In this September 2019 issue of The AAS Big Picture we showcase opportunities in both biomedical and social science research. We also highlight some amazing science in Africa on innovative solutions to health challenges. If you have content on funding opportunities, events or science in Africa feel free to email this to communications@aasciences.ac.ke for inclusion in this monthly e-newsletter.

DELTAS Afica Scientific Conference 2019 – increasing visibility

Call for nominations: The AAS Fellowship 2019 NOMINATION DETAILS Call for The AAS Affiliates 2019

Apply for FLAIR Fellowships

The African Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society are accepting applications for the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) Fellowships until 15 May 2019. FLAIR fellowships provide the opportunity to build an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution and to undertake cutting-edge scientific research that will address global challenges facing developing countries.

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Socking it to malaria just the start for Africa's new science alliance

The Guardian, United Kingdom, 10 September 2015

African science research fund launched by AESA

BBC News, United Kingdom, 10 September 2015

Africa aims for research autonomy

Nature, United Kingdom, 9 April 2015