Hurdles in path of an African Einstein

E1F12C47794C45F0D1346B95B87D1B79The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has an ambition that is bound to win hearts and minds with its simple optimism. The forum, a group of scientists, policymakers and business representatives, wants a leader in the field of science to emerge from Africa with the kind of far-reaching impact that Albert Einstein had.

The official launch of the forum took place this week in Dakar, Senegal, and was billed as the first gathering of African scientists in Africa. Tolu Oni, one of the NEF research fellows, said: “You know something is a good idea when you can’t believe this hasn’t happened already.”

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