EDITORIAL

A New Dawn for Science in Africa

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Science  24 Aug 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6097, pp. 889
DOI: 10.1126/science.1228453

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To Revolutionize Radio Astronomy, the International Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project (www.skatelescope.org) has a visionary plan for a $2 billion telescope network, and much of it will be based in Africa. For the first time, the continent will host the world's largest scientific instrument, symbolizing the importance of science and technology for Africa's future.