Madagascar: Scientist helps to discover new sea current

Madagascar: Scientist helps to discover new sea current

A researcher from Madagascar, with his South African and French counterparts, has discovered the existence of a coastal current off the island nation’s coast that may lead to improved fishing and marine industry management. Work from their study, published in Geophysical Research Letters, is part of a collaboration that includes…

Tanzania rolls out new electronic passport system

Tanzania on Wednesday launched its new e-immigration system, designed to improve border security and migration at home while the new passports comply with international travel standards across the globe. “Tanzania is taking a leap forward in providing an electronic passport for our citizens,” said Anna Peter Makakala, Tanzania’s Commissioner General…

Paleontologists find new dinosaur species in Sahara

Scientists say they’ve discovered a new species of dinosaur in the Sahara Desert that will help to fill in gaps in the African fossil record that have long frustrated paleontologists. The new species, Mansourasaurus shahinae, is named after the Mansoura University in Egypt, whose team led by Dr. Hesham Sallam…

Kenya’s first satellite is headed for the ISS

Kenya has developed its first satellite and, in partnership with the Japanese space agency JAXA, will deploy it from the International Space Station (ISS) in spring. The cube satellite was developed at the University of Nairobi as part of a global program of the United Nations Office for Outer Space…

With MP approval, Egypt’s space and satellite plans move ahead

Egyptian lawmakers on Monday approved a long-awaited law formally establishing the nation’s space agency, while announcing a planned research satellite launch with partners Japan and China. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, Egypt’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, showed MPs a model of the satellite and said its components will be built…

South Africa’s space telescopes contribute to cosmic discovery

South African scientists are celebrating their contribution to an unprecedented space discovery, through data gathered by their Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) and the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory. For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time, in addition to light from the spectacular collision of…