Africa : Africa builds expertise in science, tech, engineering, math

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    Africa builds expertise in science, tech, engineering, math


    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Evelyn Gitau became hooked on chemistry in high school in Kenya. Alta Schutte remembers nearly losing her father to cardiovascular disease in the South African mining town where she grew up. Axel Ngonga, born in Cameroon, was fascinated as a child by ants, following them to figure out their patterns ...


    http://news.yahoo.com/africa-builds-expertise-science-tech-engineering-math-155230284.html

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    Senegal President Macky Sall, left, speak at the forum for Next Einstein fellows held in Diamniadio, Senegal, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Evelyn Gitau became hooked on chemistry in high school in Kenya. Alta Schutte remembers nearly losing her father to cardiovascular disease in the South African mining town where she grew up.(AP Photo/Carley Petesch)

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    But remember Africa was/is nothing but primitive jungle peoples just swinging from trees brother:confused:
     
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    Yup, his-story about our-story is simply a metaphor with no real truth making it satire, at best, lol.

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    The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa


    Back in 2008, South African physicist Neil Turok gave a speech in which he declared his wish that the next Einstein would be from Africa.

    It was a rallying call for investment in maths and physics research in Africa. The "Next Einstein" slogan became a mission for the organisation Neil Turok had founded to bring Africa into the global scientific community: the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) ...



    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35942463

    The 'next Einstein'? She's from Africa - BBC News

    As calls for investment in African science get louder, the BBC meets some of the continent’s world-beating young researchers at the Next Einstein Forum in Senegal.
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    The Next Einstein Forum was held in Senegal last month
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    Orange invests $85M in Africa Internet Group, Africa’s first billion dollar tech firm


    There’s more money for Africa Internet Group (AIG), the Rocket Internet-backed company that became Africa’s first tech unicorn last month when it landed a $326 million investment at a valuation of more than $1 billion ...


    http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/05/or...group-africas-first-billion-dollar-tech-firm/

    Orange invests $85M in Africa Internet Group, Africa’s first billion dollar tech firm

    There's more money for Africa Internet Group (AIG), the Rocket Internet-backed company that became Africa's first tech unicorn last month when it landed a..
    techcrunch.com


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    Is Africa the Next Big Economic Success Story?
    A hodgepodge of modernization and tradition, Africa has the second-fastest growth rate in the world


    ... It’s hard to make sense of all this. It’s clear that Africa is transitioning from one socioeconomic reality to another, but is Africa rising or unraveling? In a sense, it is both. The growth in opportunities brought on by technological transformation has employed hundreds of thousands in jobs that didn’t exist five years ago ...

    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/africa-the-next-big-economic-success-story-19297

    Is Africa the Next Big Economic Success Story?

    A hodgepodge of modernization and tradition, Africa has the second-fastest growth rate in the world.
    nationalinterest.org


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    Abuja, the capital of Nigeria

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