Esther Nakkazi

Esther Nakkazi

Total 32 Posts
Freelance science journalist and blogger.

Steady decline of COVID-19 cases across Africa

Starting 20 July to 20 September 2020, 77,147 new cases were reported, down from 131,647 recorded from 20 May to mid-July. Deaths attributed to COVID-19 have also remained low across Africa.

Selected schools in Uganda to showcase how to improve education using innovation

As part of World Education Week, Uganda's Wakadogo School will talk about a program that meaningfully engages families and the community to ensure children, especially girls, attend school and learn.

A new technique for eye imaging

A new innovative technology that is based on recent advances in MRI allows for taking many snapshots of an object that repeatedly moves, such as the beating heart or moving eye.

Africa needs to move away from its obsession with agricultural technological fixes

Experts advise that the bulk of Africa's agricultural funding should be devoted to agroecology. As opposed to an obsession with technological fixes that are damaging soils and livelihoods.

The digital divide is widening across Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic

Education experts in Africa agree that the digital divide is further widened by inequality between the rich and poor, the rural and urban, women and men. It is also widening further during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Protect journalists against the COVID-19 pandemic

As journalists now more than ever, during the coronavirus pandemic we should consider sharing video footage, tips, contacts, audio recordings, few media houses will provide protective gear although they should take put our safety ahead of stories and counting eyeballs.

Ugandan parliamentarian claimed country has a COVID-19 cure

Rebecca Kadaga, speaker of parliament in Uganda, claimed in March 2020 that the country will be rolling out a spray to kill COVID-19. Any claim of a treatment or cure without scientific evidence gives false hope but might also be dangerous.