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The Conversation Africa launched as a pilot project in May 2015. It is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public.

Technology 05 May 2016 19:31 pm
The sexbots are coming. To a bedroom near you. No longer the stuff of Hollywood fantasy, sexually “functioning” robots are now available to buy and try.
Technology 04 May 2016 17:31 pm
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children worldwide.
Technology 04 May 2016 16:07 pm
Next time you see someone spilling a drink in a bar, you could actually be witnessing a spy secretly decoding an encrypted message.
Technology 01 May 2016 20:22 pm
How long you live depends in part on the genes you inherit.
Opinion 25 Apr 2016 07:54 am
Superstar Prince’s impact went far beyond the realm of music. His relevance stretched beyond the concert hall into many lecture rooms.
Opinion 20 Apr 2016 09:12 am
Poor attendance at the launch of the ANC’s local elections manifesto shows the party no longer holds much weight with the electorate in the key Nelson Mandela Bay.
Technology 15 Apr 2016 19:19 pm
All the world’s languages put together comprise about 800 or so sounds. At birth, the baby brain has an unusual gift: it can tell the difference between all 800 sounds.
Life 15 Apr 2016 19:00 pm
A new study argues that monogamy could have evolved because it offered protection against the threat of infection.
Opinion 15 Apr 2016 18:30 pm
Since independence in 1980, Zimbabwe has held ten elections characterised by multiparty competition. Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party has dominated all of them.
Africa 15 Apr 2016 18:19 pm
Belief in witchcraft is central in Nigeria society – particularly in the Niger Delta region. Researchers have especially focused on my people, the Ibibio of southeastern Nigeria.