The Latest in African Research & Innovation Developing African Vaccines Within and For The African Continent The Covid-19 pandemic's unequal vaccine access has spurred South Africa to bridge the gap in African vaccine development. Recent Articles “It’s a place where you can keep iterating until your idea comes to life.” Inside the research hub looking to solve real world challenges facing Africa and the Middle East. Unlocking Hope: South African Medical Research Council Leads Pioneering HIV Vaccine Research It is a monumental stride towards combating the HIV pandemic. Covid has changed Uganda forever, “We can’t keep relying on the developed world for ready-made solutions” "We must create tailor-made solutions for us that insulate us from concepts like ‘Vaccine Apartheid’, where people from this side Subscribe to the Future of Africa newsletter here. You will hear once per month directly from African CEOs and international investors shaping the future of sustainable African development. Space Biology Will Be A First for Africa The research will assess how organisms can sustain life in space's harsh conditions. “It may be ambitious, but we’re confident that it can be achieved” National Research Foundation CEO issues a call to action to create South Africa's industries of the future. “Innovation is lifeblood. Without innovation, stagnation follows.” – South Africa nuclear chief talks with AfricaLive Loyiso Tyabashe makes a case for South Africa's nuclear future. How can we bring the needed change to alleviate poverty from the land? Nigeria's Covenant University seeks to influence global food security, climate, waste management, and electronic governance to shape West Africa's future. “We cannot solve all the challenges we have only at a local level” Prof. Pamela Dube, Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Technology sees international collaboration as the key to research success. “South Africa indeed faces deep challenges, but they are not insurmountable” University of Cape Town Deputy VC: Research and Internationalisation Prof. Sue Harrison speaks to AfricaLive about solving South Africa's challenges Mauritius Building Research & Innovation Bridges across Africa Mauritius seeks to be a global innovation hub and projects are already underway in collaboration with partners in South Africa Microbiology Key To Building Resilience Against Africa’s Food Crisis Prof Olubukola Babalola of North-West University warns unsustainable practices could push South Africa to a food security crisis. University of Johannesburg demonstrates how 3D printing can solve South Africa’s housing crisis 3D printing reduces waste. The construction industry produces over 30% of the world’s waste and is responsible for more than 40% ‘Limitless’ Energy: How Floating Solar Panels Near the Equator Could Power Future Population Hotspots Vast arrays of solar panels floating on calm seas near the Equator could provide effectively unlimited solar energy to densely AfricaLive In Conversation with Prof. Mpedi: A Human-Centric Approach in 4IR Implementation Working to ensure the human remains central to technological progress. “We need to promote space science in African countries”. Ivory Coast launches its first satellite for Earth observation It’s the first step towards more sophisticated satellites which have applications from national security to forest conservation.