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The newsletter oversight board is looking for people to help gather and assemble articles. If you are interested in being an Editor or Associate Editor, particularly for West and Central Africa, please let us know your interests and qualifications.

We are also looking for points of contacts, that is, reporters, the Editors would contact prior to each issue to help us answer, What is happening in physics in Africa? Please contact Oversight Board members, Dr. J. E. Gubernatis ( or Prof. Nithaya Chetty (, about your interest or for more information. Thanks.
Science Camp for High School Girls
Science Camp for High School Girls in Tanzania
The Departments of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Dar es Salaam launched a Science Camp Project for high school girls to help address the gender imbalance in STEM fields in Tanzania.
The Physics Association of Botswana
The Physics Association of Botswana, formed in 2012, promotes and advances physics throughout the country.


System of Units
Tunisia Celebrates the New International System of Units
The major revision of the International System of Units is a genuine revolution in the field of metrology that will be celebrated in Tunisia where the government has implemented a national metrology strategy and local metrologists have created the Tunisian Metrology Association.
APSA Science and Technology Challenge Technologies and Innovations for Sustainable Development — Ethiopia 2018
A competition for technology and innovation for sustainable development in Ethiopia promotes Africa's scientific and technological progress, encourages entrepreneurship, and fosters international relations.
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Theoretical Physics and High Performance Computing Train Together
In South Africa, a school is aimed at bridging the gap between theoretical studies and high-performance computing.  
The African School on Electronic Structure Methods and Applications (ASESMA)
ASESMA aims to develop the knowledge and skills of electronic structure methods and applications to materials problems relevant in Africa.  
Baobabs in Trouble: Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Provides Ages of the Most Ancient Trees
Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) is used to determine the age of tiny samples of wood from live and fallen baobabs trees, the oldest living angiosperms.
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OWSD Early Career Fellowships for Women Scientists
The Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World is accepting applications for its fellowships for women from Science and Technology Lagging Countries to pursue Ph.D. degrees.
Deadline: May 30, 2019
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme Supports Cooperation Among Countries in Africa
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme aims to contribute to poverty reduction by promoting sustainable development efforts and increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.

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Editorial Board
·  Editor in Chief: Prof. M. Zghal (University of Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia) 
·  Prof. I. Gledhill (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
·  Prof. G. Amolo (Technical University of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya)
·  Prof. S. K. Danuor (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana)

Oversight Board
·  Prof. N. Chetty (University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa) Vice President, IUPAP
·  Dr. J. E. Gubernatis (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA) Member, Committee on International Scientific Affairs, American Physical Society
·  Prof. A. Wagué (Dakar Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Sénégal) International Councilor, American Physical Society

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