WHAT IS AFRICA’S REAL SHARE OF GLOBAL SCIENCE?
14 June 2018, Research Africa
Africa’s share of global research is often put at between 2 and 3 per cent. But this is probably an overestimate, a pair of Dutch scientists argue. Reports of Africa’s share being over 2 per cent do not take into consideration the proportion of African authors on a paper, they say. If this is done, Africa’s share is closer to 1 per cent.
AFRICAN SCIENTISTS CALL FOR MORE CONTROL OF THEIR CONTINENT’S GENOMIC DATA
18 April 2018, Nature
As the genomics revolution finally turns its attention to Africa and northern researchers flock there to collect data, scientists from the continent are demanding a larger role in projects.
ECOLOGISTS UP IN ARMS OVER CAPE TOWN’S PLANS TO EASE WATER CRISIS BY DRILLING INTO AQUIFER
February 26, 2018, Science
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—In the mountains east of here there are plants so rare they are only found in an area the size of a soccer field. Some could be extinct in a matter of months, ecologists warn, if city officials proceed with plans to drill into aquifers to help ease a looming water crisis.
IN NIGERIA, A BATTLE AGAINST ACADEMIC PLAGIARISM HEATS UP
27 June 2018, Science
Six years ago, Emmanuel Unuabonah, a chemist at Redeemer's University in Ede, Nigeria, read a scientific paper that made him feel "betrayed." In it, four Nigerian researchers presented data copied from a paper by the German researcher as their own.