Better communication between science and society is also crucial.
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Data from government spending to the number of researchers and more.
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The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) hopes to reverse a situation in which Africa's brightest talent feels compelled to move abroad.
Though yet to be allowed to take off, the chopper is drawing big crowds captivated by its creator's determination to succeed.
Changing Africa, one equation at a time: Maths and science the keys to unlocking continent's greatness
Across Africa, maths is often viewed as an impractical, ivory tower pursuit - but a new initiative is trying to change that
Unmanned aerial vehicles have critical roles in many sectors