Learn about Africans' contributions to Science, Engineering, Mathematics, and Artificial Intelligence, and all the exciting ways in which Africans are leveraging technology to solve problems in the continent

By John Pougué Biyong

Contributing Editor

November 12, 2020

Building cost-efficient, rapid COVID-19 testing systems: stories from across the continent

Discover how African scientists and engineers develop game-changing strategies to fight COVID-19

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By Chambi Chachage

History Editor

October 23, 2020

The Mpemba effect: A 13-year-old Tanzanian's discovery that still puzzles the scientific world

You have heard about Newton's Law, Shrödinger's cat, and Simpson's paradox. Do you know about the Mpemba effect? Learn about how a secondary school student in Tanzania in the 1960s, Erasto Mpemba, discovered this scientific phenomenon named after him and widely studied to this day.

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By Nick Litombe

Guest Contributor

September 1, 2020

When obstacles meet genius: the invention of the Cardiopad by Cameroonian Arthur Zang

From a crowdfunded technology innovation aiming to help rural hospitals and clinics in Cameroon to an award-winning internationally distributed medical device, the CardioPad promises to democratize cardiovascular healthcare access to the most vulnerable.


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