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Satellite data needs to be open to everyone

Demand for resources to build satellites could put vulnerable communities, indigenous land rights at risk. Future challenges remain, such as need for infrastructure, uneven distribution between countries.

The importance of science journalism during a pandemic

The COVID-19 emergency requires accurate and reliable information However, many media outlets do not have enough journalists trained in science.

Using data to combat COVID-19

An initiative that aims to have data on vulnerable populations and help track economic impacts of COVID-19. It will train and build capacity for data analytics and visualisation and to increase collaborative access to relevant data across the continent.

COVID-19 vaccine trials are at risk after Africa racism backlash

Many Africans have taken to social media to say that they will not take part in COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials following β€˜racist’ comments from French researchers. As a result, scientists fear COVID-19 clinical research will be compromised.

Public transport in African cities and the spread of COVID-19

In several African cities, overcrowding is rampant in the public transport sector. This is a problem when it comes to trying to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Factual communication critical to fighting COVID-19

A great deal of the fear surrounding COVID-19 is being fueled by widespread misinformation. What is communicated is just as important as how it is communicated.

The next coronavirus pandemic outbreak could be predicted via satellite

Satellites are not the be-all and end-all, but they can be a powerful predictor of potential future outbreaks like COVID-19.