With more than one million people being diagnosed with drug-resistant tuberculosis each year, it has become difficult to fight the disease. But Africa’s scientists are making progress by targeting bacteria using techniques that have never been applied to TB research.
Africa is about to launch its first private satellite. It's a unique achievement - not least because the engineers designing the satellite's payload aren’t veteran astrophysicists, as you might expect. They’re teenage schoolgirls.
The digitalisation of the economy offers a huge leapfrogging opportunity to Africa, as the continent bypasses older technology to immediately embrace the new. This was the starting point of a WEF Africa discussion on the economic potential of digital technology.
An Intel programme called She Will Connect aims to increase women's access to the digital world. Research has shown there is a significant gender gap in developing countries in using technology such as the web. It'll help to empower women in their businesses, increase literacy, and strengthen their voice.
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and the Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory are using robotic gliders to track what happens in the ocean. Their work will help with research, which could contribute positively to responding to climate change and the "blue" economy.
The science fiction dream of living on another planet could become reality for South African researcher Adriana Marais. She is one of the 100 candidates who are one step closer to living on Mars, an initiative of the Mars One Project, should they make it to the next round in the selection process.