20Jul 2016

Promoting collaborative research in Africa

This film by the African Academy of Sciences and International Foundation for Science describes why collaborative research in important for Africa. The film, which was produced with the support of the Carnegie Corporation, also details an initiative piloted by the IFS to promote collaborative research. @@MEDIA-578f3a0697413@@

20Jul 2016

Professor Philippe Rasoanaivo dies

It is with great sorrow that we announce the untimely death of Professor Philippe Rasoanaivo on Wednesday 13 July 2016 from a heart attack. Prof Philippe Rasoanaivo, a phytochemist from Madagascar, won the 2015 Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for using traditional medicine to improve efficacy of existing drugs for brain...

17Jun 2016

Malagasy researcher wins the Olusegun Obasanjo Science prize

Immediate release, 21 June 2016 Prof Philippe Rasoanaivo, a phytochemist from Madagascar, is the 2015 winner of the Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for using traditional medicine to improve efficacy of existing drugs for brain disorders and also treating sexual dysfunction among men. The Olusegun Obasanjo for Science for Scientific Breakthrough...

02Jun 2016

Botswana President to open the AAS 10th General Assembly

Immediate release, 2 June 2016 Scientists from across Africa will gather in Kasane, Botswana, on 21-22 June 2016 for the African Academy of Sciences’ (AAS) 10th General Assembly, which will be opened by the President of Botswana, His Excellency Lt General Dr Ian Khama. The General Assembly, which is...

20Apr 2016

Research boost creates more opportunities for African scientists

Wellcome Trust & Alliance for Accelerating Excellence Science in Africa (AESA) media release Immediate release, 20 April 2016 African research teams in Ivory Coast, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda have been awarded significant support to conduct world class health research and train the future generation of the continent’s scientists. The...