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The idea that Africa’s development depends critically on science, technology and innovation is embodied in the African Union’s Agenda 2063. This document emphasises economies that are led by innovation and driven by knowledge. But the continent has some serious work to do if it’s to create such economies.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Kevin Marsh, Nuffield Department of Medicine.

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