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...

11Mar 2016

AAS elected an executive committee member of the IAP

The African Academy of Sciences  has been elected an executive committee member of the InterAcademy Panel. The AAS will be represented by President Aderemi Kuku and is among the six academies elected at the IAP General Assembly that took place in Hermanus, South Africa, on 2 March 2016.  Election into...

22Feb 2016

African scientists gather for Grand Challenges Africa Meeting

Nairobi, Kenya, 22 February 2016 – From Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 February, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) will convene 300 of the most promising innovators in Africa, for the 2016 Grand Challenges Africa Meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. The meeting, held at the Intercontinental...