• The African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
    The African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Section of participants at the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
    Section of participants at the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
  • Prof Berhanu Abegaz, Executive Director, AAS receives an award on behalf of AAS from the Sudanese Delegation the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
    Prof Berhanu Abegaz, Executive Director, AAS receives an award on behalf of AAS from the Sudanese Delegation the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
  • Sections of Participants give Stem Cell and regenerative medicine a shot in the laboratory
    Sections of Participants give Stem Cell and regenerative medicine a shot in the laboratory
  • AAS appoints Prof Kevin Marsh Senior Advisor
    AAS appoints Prof Kevin Marsh Senior Advisor
  • President honurs AAS Fellow Prof Makinde with Nigeria National Award 2014
    President honurs AAS Fellow Prof Makinde with Nigeria National Award 2014
  • AAS secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya
    AAS secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Prof Ali Mazrui - an African Scholarly icon passes on
    Prof Ali Mazrui - an African Scholarly icon passes on

In brief

2014 TWAS Young Affiliates

The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) is pleased to announce its latest young Affiliates for the year 2014.

AAS Fellow Prof Daya Reddy elected as next President of ICSU

Representatives from International Council for Science (ICSU) 120 National Members and 31 Scientific Unions attending the  31st General Assembly in New Zealand have elected Prof Daya Batmanathan Reddy as the future President of the ICSU. Prof Reddy will take over from the current ICSU President, Gordon McBean, in October 2017.

African Academy of Sciences mourns Prof Mazrui

The African Academy of Sciences mourns the passing on of Professor Ali Mazrui, a renowned Kenyan scholar, Political Scientist and a Fellow of the Academy. His death is not only a loss to the immediate family, but a loss to many, all over the world, that he so much touched and influenced by his incisive mind.

Ebola outbreak: a wake-up call

The African Academy of Sciences lauds efforts by the medical and social scientists from around Africa and the world who are battling the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to save lives especially in three worst affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.   The Ebola outbreak threatens to reverse real and positive gains that have been achieved over the last decade on the continent in public health and disease control.

Prof Calestous Juma receives Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize

Calestous Juma, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences will receive a Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) for his leadership in socioeconomic development in Africa. The award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on Oct. 10 by the Millennium Excellence Foundation (http://mefafrica.org/).

Prof Kevin Marsh joins AAS on AESA platform

 The African Academy of Sciences has appointed Prof Kevin Marsh as Senior Advisor to the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) --- a platform to leverage funding for science and research in Africa. Kevin Marsh is a Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford but has been based in Kenya for the last 25 years where he was Director of the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme until August this year.

Prof Mazrui: AAS Fellows pour in condolence messages

Fellows of the African Academy of Sciences have continued to mourn one of their own, Prof Ali Mazrui who passed away last week in a New York Hospital in the US where he had been based. Here are some excerpts:

Message from AAS President

I am very happy to report that we did have our Governing Council (GC) meeting on July 24-25 2014, during which we took so many decisions that will propel AAS to greater heights...(click on photo to read the rest of the message)

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