|Eskom crisis: Why the lights keep going out in South Africa|
Added: 16.02.2019 1:23 | 4 views | 0 comments
How did Africa's most-industrialised country end up running out of electricity?
|Gene-edited animal plan to relieve poverty in Africa|
Added: 15.02.2019 22:00 | 4 views | 0 comments
Researchers in Edinburgh develop gene-edited farm animals for poor farmers in Africa.
|Caster Semenya: South African government calls on world to fight against IAAF rule|
Added: 15.02.2019 21:21 | 2 views | 0 comments
South African Caster Semenya has been "targeted" by athletics' governing body, the IAAF, according to her country's sports minister
|Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use|
Added: 15.02.2019 21:20 | 21 views | 0 comments
A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. The variant of the MRGPRX4 gene is five to eight times more frequent among smokers who use menthol cigarettes than other smokers. The multi-ethnic study is the first to look across all genes to identify genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarettes.
|Racial inequality in the deployment of rooftop solar energy in the United States, study finds|
Added: 15.02.2019 17:59 | 5 views | 0 comments
Fewer rooftop solar photovoltaics installations exist in African-American and Hispanic-dominant neighborhoods than in white-dominant neighborhoods, even when controlling for household income and home ownership, according to a new study.
|Rapid genetic evolution linked to lighter skin pigmentation|
Added: 15.02.2019 17:50 | 4 views | 0 comments
The gene that causes lighter skin pigmentation, SLC24A5, was introduced from eastern African to southern African populations just 2,000 years ago. Strong positive selection caused this gene to rise in frequency among some KhoeSan populations.
|Virus lurking inside banana genome has been destroyed with CRISPR|
Added: 15.02.2019 17:19 | 4 views | 0 comments
A virus that inserts itself into the genome of a type of banana plagues plantations in Africa, but CRISPR gene editing can be used to eliminate the viral DNA
|Nigeria bolsters security on eve of presidential election|
Added: 15.02.2019 16:36 | 11 views | 0 comments
Nigeria bolstered security in much of the country on Friday on the eve of a presidential election in Africa's largest democracy where past ballots have been marred by violence, voter intimidation and vote rigging.
|Ex-Mozambique finance minister denied bail in South Africa|
Added: 15.02.2019 15:53 | 8 views | 0 comments
Former Mozambican finance minister Manuel Chang was denied bail by a South African court on Friday, meaning he will remain in custody for now pending an extradition hearing over charges relating to $2 billion in fraudulent loans.