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Africa and space: the continent starts to look skyward

Scott Firsing, Monash University Most do not associate Africa with the high-tech sphere of "space". However, in recent years, many countries on the continent have woken up to the potential and usefulness of space technology. In sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria and South Africa are leading the charge. What have South Africa and Nigeria have achieved? Both countries have recognised the usefulness of satellites for earth observation, telecommunications and advancing space science.
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