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Science in Africa: The view from the front line

Africa's nations are achieving some success in building their science capacity, but the foundations remain unsteady.

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Vivienne Irikefe is a journalist in Lagos, Nigeria. Gayathri Vaidyanathan is an International Development Research Center fellow at Nature and covered Kenya. Linda Nordling, a freelance writer in Cape Town, South Africa, wrote about Senegal and Tanzania. Aimable Twahirwa is a journalist in Kigali, Rwanda. Esther Nakkazi is a journalist in Kampala, Uganda. Richard Monastersky is a features editor with Nature in Washington DC.

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Irikefe, V., Vaidyanathan, G., Nordling, L. et al. Science in Africa: The view from the front line. Nature 474, 556–559 (2011).

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