Linda Nordling reflects on what the future holds for South African researchers following the resignation of former president Thabo Mbeki.
Online publishing reduces academic research to little more than a 'popularity contest', critics warn. Linda Nordling reports
Last year's row between two pan-African policy bodies is feeding a split between regional and federal approaches to science, says Linda Nordling.
There are big plans afoot to get African science to the market place, but why wait for continent-wide resolutions, says Linda Nordling.
Africa needs better universities, but is a pan-African university the way to go, asks Linda Nordling.
The global financial crisis may soon make external funding much harder to get, warns Linda Nordling.
With plans for an East African Federation creaking at the seams, is a common science vision for the region unrealistic, asks Linda Nordling.
As Madagascar's political unrest continues, Linda Nordling asks what long-term effects it will have on the island's scientists.
As African science ministers prepare to meet in Burundi, Linda Nordling asks what has happened to the idea of a pan-African science fund.
Should African governments be following the trend in appointing chief scientific advisors, asks Linda Nordling.
After decades of so-so attempts to harness Africa's scientific diaspora, a model for collaboration remains elusive, says Linda Nordling.
Time is running out for African countries to ensure that a global climate deal addresses their needs, says Linda Nordling.
Aid agencies, under pressure to prove their worth, should seize the opportunity to make spending more accountable, says Linda Nordling.
After 2006's commitment to one per cent GDP spending on science, is Africa keeping up, falling behind or investing, asks Linda Nordling.
African governments need to learn how to boost the quality, not just the quantity, of research in their countries, says Linda Nordling.