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Best programmers in Africa

 

South Africans are the top programmers in Africa, it’s official.

South African students recently finished ahead of Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia in an international computer programming contest, the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) in Tehran, Iran.

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Why Africa Needs a Science Synthesis Centre to Tackle Complex Problems

 

By Charne Lavery and Laura Pereira

Scientific research often requires sophisticated equipment like radio telescopes or laboratories. This infrastructure is essential for scientific discovery. But another form of infrastructure is now essential too: synthesis centres. These specialise in bringing together experts across academic fields and geographies.

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STEM education and African development

 

Dr. Nkem Khumbah, University of Michigan

The current discussion of Africa’s heralded economic growth and rise as a world power is leading to increased optimism and self-confidence on the continent.

The discussion has revolved around the need to strengthen Africa’s human capabilities to sustain such growth and ensure that the growth is accompanied by significantly less poverty and greater shared prosperity for the continent.

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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Launches in Rwanda

 

Africa’s first and biggest network of centers of excellence, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has opened a campus in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Kigali campus was launched in partnership with the Government of Rwanda at an event held at Kigali convention centre on Monday April 3rd, 2017.

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics model schools to double in July

 

A major achievement of the of the Matiang’i era that hardly features in accolades  for the charismatic Cabinet Secretary and his team  is his roll out of the aptly named Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) model schools  the moment he stepped into his predecessor Prof Jacob Kaimenyi’s shoes a year ago.

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