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MY DAM, MY WHY, MY DIGNITY

Jul
17
By Mekdelawit Messay Deribe, a Ph.D. student, Florida International University, mekdelawitmessay@gmail.com.

Mekdelawit M Deribe

Why does Africa’s forerunner project, the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) inspire, motivate, and enamor its supporters so much? What is it about the GERD that resonates with us, moves us so deeply that we give from the little that we have, stand by it with our heads held high in the face of fierce powers, and show it a loyalty so deep it even inspires others to stand with us? 

 

 

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INDIGENOUS AND MODERN MEDICINES ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

Jul
17
By Okot Nyormoi, a retired cancer biologist and editor

African Traditional MedicinesLast November, I published an article titled, “The impact of COVID-19 on science in Africa” in which I shared some positive impacts of the virus at a time that Africa had not yet experienced the full effect of the pandemic. It is now nine months later and so it is pertinent to check on the progress or lack thereof.

 

 

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CELEBRATING WORLD ENGINEERING DAY IN UGANDA, AN ENGINEER’S PERSPECTIVE

Mar
21
By Eng. Ambazimana, Honorary Secretary, UIPE Kampala Branch.

Eng.  Ambazimana

March 4th is Engineering Day. Engineering is the application of science to the optimum conversion of the resources of nature to the uses of humankind. The theme for this year's celebration of Engineering Day is ENGINEERING FOR A HEALTHY PLANET.

 

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICA

Nov
19
Okot Nyormoi

COVID-19To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has a profound impact on science and technology in the world is a gross understatement. The challenges posed have stimulated many scientific and technological developments across the globe, some of which are re-purposing of old technologies whereas others are brand new.  The recent announcements of COVID-19 vaccines are examples of such speedy accomplishment, but much more still needs to be done. 

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Genetically modified organism - Food and the Environment - The Controversy!

Mar
22
Okot Nyormoi

The debate about whether to accept genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food or the environment has raged on since early nineteen eighties. Now in the age of the internet, the arguments have become louder and more persistent. It seems certain the GMO question will not be answered soon to everybody’s satisfaction. For now, it is important to understand what the various arguments are

 
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Guerilla Access Manifesto or the Free Flow of Information

Feb
01
Aaron Swartz

Information is power. Like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is being digitized and locked away by a handful of private corporations. Want to read papers featuring most famus most significant scientific results? You’ll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.

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Memories of Apollo11 at a Kenyan Village School

Sep
25
Nile Journal

When in 1969 Apollo 11 blasted into space, it created a rare moment of pure magic at an African school and its entire neighborhood in the little coastal town of Likoni opposite the famed Island resort of Mombasa in Kenya ...In class Seven we talked endlessly about the forthcoming voyage to the Moon; the greatest voyage mankind had ever made.

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