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Study of African animals illuminates links between environment, diet and gut microbiome

November 11, 2019

In recent years, the field of microbiome research has grown rapidly, providing newfound knowledge — and newfound questions…
What is 2 metres long, but looks like a sneaker? You’ve guessed it – a coffin from Ghana

October 30, 2019

We’re all going to die, so why make a big fuss about it? It is always weird to…
The Hippo’s Hidden World

October 30, 2019

Humans and hippopotamuses have shared the watersheds and savannahs of Africa for hundreds of thousands of years. Yet…
Millions more children in West and Central Africa suffering from malnutrition, according to study

October 21, 2019

The number of malnourished children in West and Central Africa rose by three million in the space of…
Africa’s Blue Economy – win-win or false promise?

October 14, 2019

Can harnessing the economic potential of the oceans offer Africa a way to grow sustainably, or is it…
UNAIDS likely not to meet its HIV targets among gay men in Africa

October 8, 2019

Reforms needed or UNAIDS targets of 90-90-90 by 2020 in order to control the HIV epidemic will not…
Groundwater resources in Africa resilient to climate change

August 9, 2019

Groundwater – a vital source of water for drinking and irrigation across sub-Saharan Africa – is resilient to…
What is this surprisingly beautiful weapon? How is it different from a tomahawk?

July 22, 2019

Take a look at this axe. It is not an ordinary carpenter’s or forester’s axe – this is…
Declining fire threatens Serengeti ecosystem

July 9, 2019

A study of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem led by University of Liverpool researchers has found that an increase in…
Africa50 Innovation Challenge

May 29, 2019

Africa50 invites  all developers, ICT experts, engineers and innovators for finding sustainable solutions to respond to Africa’s most…
The Serengeti-Mara squeeze – one of the world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure

April 2, 2019

 Increased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging…
New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail offers clues to evolution of Africa’s ecosystems

February 18, 2019

A dinosaur that wore its “heart” on its tail is providing new clues to how ecosystems evolved on…
The diversity of rural African populations extends to their microbiomes

January 25, 2019

Our microbiome, the complex community of bacteria, fungi, parasites, and other microorganisms in and on our bodies, reflects…
Shocking truth of witchcraft and human rights – can we put a stop to it?

January 16, 2019

More than 400 years ago 12 women were accused of witchcraft and hanged in Lancaster. Today, unbelievably, not…
Solar cells can pave the way to prosperity in Africa

December 28, 2018

Solar cells could help many African countries obtain cheap electricity, provide more jobs, and experience economic growth without…
Human ancestors not to blame for ancient mammal extinctions in Africa

November 29, 2018

New research disputes a long-held view that our earliest tool-bearing ancestors contributed to the demise of large mammals…
Colorized scanning electron micrograph of Ebola virus particles (green) both budding and attached to the surface of infected VERO E6 cells (orange). Image captured and color-enhanced at the NIAID Integrated Research Facility in Fort Detrick, Maryland. Credit: NIAID via Flickr, CC BY 2.0
Clinical trial of investigational Ebola treatments begins in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 28, 2018

An international research team has begun patient enrollment in a clinical trial testing multiple investigational Ebola therapies in…
Lion conservation efforts severely underfunded, study shows

October 24, 2018

The first comprehensive budget analysis of the protected areas in Africa where lions live shows that the vast…
Researchers study water’s role in antibiotic resistance emergence and dissemination in Africa

October 17, 2018

Greater access to antibiotic drugs, together with their misuse and overuse, has accelerated the emergence of antibiotic resistant…
Solar power could electrify sub-Saharan Africa

October 17, 2018

Solar energy could be the key to providing low-cost, highly reliable energy to the roughly 600 million people…
Research group launched to improve clean energy access in Africa

October 10, 2018

Researchers from the University’s Department of Public Health and Policy and Global LPG Partnership have received £2 million funding from the National…
Giraffes inherit their spots from their mothers

October 4, 2018

Giraffes are huge. They are 5-6 meters tall and weigh 800 kg. It is difficult to hide when…
Hydro and fossil fuels power electricity growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

October 1, 2018

According to EIA’s international electricity statistics, hydroelectric and fossil fuel-powered generation were the top sources of growth between 2005…
Vaccine research to target devastating African livestock disease

September 24, 2018

Scientists at the University of Liverpool are starting work on new vaccine research project for animal sleeping sickness,…
Gene testing of Nigerian women could help prevent breast cancer

August 30, 2018

The first study of its kind applying modern genomics technology to DNA contributed by Sub-Saharan African women has…
Higher economic growth in Africa could lead to more energy use, especially in industry

August 10, 2018

Africa, with its wealth of natural resources and fast-growing population, may have a significant impact on international energy…
New Community-Based Approach to Testing and Treating HIV Improves Health in East Africa

August 9, 2018

A new community-based model to treat HIV and other health conditions in rural East Africa led to 20…
How ‘eavesdropping’ African herbivores respond to alarm calls

July 5, 2018

Many animals live in a world characterised by a bewildering array of signals from other species. But to…
Stanford study finds poor air quality responsible for one in five infant deaths in sub‑Saharan Africa

July 5, 2018

In 2015, exposure to particulate matter in sub-Saharan Africa led to 400,000 otherwise preventable infant deaths, according to…
Hippo poop a growing problem in African rivers

May 25, 2018

Frolicking hippos are a major tourist draw to African watering holes, but their bountiful poop is increasingly fouling…
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