Africa launches continent-wide physics society

A new cross-continent society to represent all physicists in Africa was launched at a meeting in the Se negalese capital Dakar last month. The African Physical Society (AfPS) will support the work of existing physical societies in the continent and help those physicists in African countries that do not have their own society. The AfPS, which is expected to initially have about a 1000  individual members, will also encourage physicists across Af rica to collaborate.