After reviewing recent manuscripts with data collected from the continent and recognising a tendency to exclude African contributors, the global medical journal ‘The Lancet’ will now reject such papers from publication.
A collaboration between two leading biotech companies, the South Africa-based Afrigen and the Belgium-based Univercells will work together to develop a novel regional mRNA vaccine. The companies intend to confront the lack of local cost-effective production and the need for cold or super-cold chains that have hampered vaccination thus far.
When Sandy Alibo visited in 2015, she connected with Accra’s small but vibrant surfing and skating community. It was enough for her to move there and help grow the sports in the country.
The University of Cape Town (UCT) is the best university in Africa according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2023.
After a journey of struggle and hardship, an asylum seeker whose first job in South Africa was being a car guard is now pursuing his PhD at the University of Pretoria.
The informal plastic recycling sector in Kenya does not fairly compensate waste pickers making it a very exploitative circular economy. Mr Green Africa is changing that by purchasing directly from their sourcing agents or waste pickers, who are some of society’s most marginalised people.
Environmental lawyer Chima Williams worked with two communities to hold Royal Dutch Shell accountable for disastrous oil spills in Nigeria. The organisation is now open to legal action from communities across Nigeria devastated by their disregard for environmental safety.
Nurse Anna Qabale Duba is the first Kenyan to win the prestigious Aster Guardian Global Nursing Award. Shortlisted from an initial pool of 24,000 nominee nurses worldwide, she shone through because of her service to vulnerable girls in Northern Kenya.
Elsa Majimbo’s meteoric rise to stardom shows no sign of letting up. The Kenyan Instagram star has gone from short funny videos to fashion collaborations, a designer Alphabet Book for Kids and Adults, NFTs, and now her debut film ‘Elsa’ will premiere at Tribeca Festival in June 2022.