Sciences - Research
  • Mauritius: Pakistani-based company sponsors 10 science scholarships for Africa
    29 august 2016 09:34:34
    Reduit, Mauritius (PANA) - The Planet Earth Institute (PEI), an NGO, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a Pakistani-based company to ensure the sponsoring of 10 scholarships for Mauritius and Africa. Full text...

  • Ethiopia: African Union Commission launches 2016 edition of AU Research Grants
    18 may 2016 18:53:42
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union Commission on Wednesday launched Phase 2 of the African Union Research Grants programme with an open call for proposals for Research and Innovation in Africa supported by the European Union. Full text...

  • Senegal: CODESRIA organises conference on Africa's knowledge economy
    05 february 2016 17:45:12
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Dakar-based Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) is organising a conference on Open Access and Africa's knowledge economy to be held in the Senegalese capital in March. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Govt to correct neglect of research, science & technology
    27 july 2015 21:07:04
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged that his administration would take concrete actions to correct the neglect of research, science and technology by past governments. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Institute established to find solutions to critical issues in Congo Basin
    22 june 2015 10:14:55
    Yaounde, Cameroon (PANA) - The University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are developing a new research facility, The Congo Basin Institute (CBI). Full text...

  • Senegal: 14th CODESRIA general assembly opens in Dakar
    08 june 2015 18:56:07
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Senegalese Prime Minister Mahammad Boun Abdallah Dione on Monday said that his country will give the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) a site to accommodate its future "key for knowledge". Full text...

  • Nigeria: African scientists challenged to explore medicinal plants to fight Ebola virus
    14 october 2014 17:55:06
    Lagos , Nigeria (PANA) - A Nigerian natural products researcher has challenged fellow researchers in areas of health sciences across Africa to explore the use of indigenous medicinal plants to combat and manage the spread of the deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). Full text...

  • Kenya: Philips to establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa
    21 march 2014 11:24:50
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Technology company Royal Philips has announced plans to establish its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, a move the company said underlines its commitment to invest in Africa. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian university now centre for animal care research'
    02 october 2013 17:30:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The privately-owned Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, in South West Nigeria, has been designated an Animal Care, Use in Research, Education and Testing (ACURET.ORG) Centre, the first such facility in West Africa, according to a PANA report. Full text...

  • Scientists want ECOWAS, AU to support research
    02 august 2011 11:56:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The West African Research Centre (WARC) has appealed to governments across Africa to encourage the emergence of a new crop of young scientists to complement the efforts of their old counterparts, and also to ensure that minimum standards are maintained in the laboratories of their research institutions. Full text...

  • Strauss Centre, Africa's policy research institute, partner on climate change
    16 july 2010 12:40:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In view of the increasing interdependence of co untries on global issues, the Robert S. Full text...

  • Kenya offers to host worldwide research body
    12 july 2010 15:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has offered office facilities to t he Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium B oard. Full text...

  • Kadhafi calls for scientific revolution in Arab universities
    20 april 2010 19:41:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, on Tuesday in Sirte c alled for a scientific revolution in Arab universities, stressing the need to pr o mote scientific research in these institutions and begin the battle for science a nd technology so that Arabs can achieve progress and prosperity. Full text...

  • Mauritius eyes geothermal power, seaweeds
    02 march 2010 13:11:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Council of Research of Mauritius is currently working on two major projects: the production of electricity from geothermal sources and the exploitation of se aweeds for commercial purposes. Full text...

  • AU honours first African women scientific researchers
    09 september 2009 15:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union Commission on Wednesday rewarde d five African women researchers for their excellent research works. Full text...

  • AU urged to set up research foundation
    21 july 2009 08:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The chief education officer of Cheikh Anta Diop Universit y in Dakar, Senegal, Prof. Full text...

  • Kenya PM charges African scientists on research
    25 february 2009 14:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has challenged African scientists to carry out research on viable farming methodologies that could help mitigate the perennial food insecurity in the continent during prolonged dry spells. Full text...

  • African leaders urged to invest more in science
    27 january 2009 12:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A visiting American scientist has challenged African leaders to allocate more resources to science, technology and research work, in addition to providing the enabling environment for African scientists in the Diaspora to contribute to the development of the sector in the continent. Full text...

  • Research institute set to re-establish centre in Nigeria
    29 september 2008 11:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is set to re-establish its centre, closed 21 years ago, in Nigeria, institute said in a statement made available to PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritius lagging behind on research matters
    03 september 2008 10:56:00
    Réduit- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, Pr ofessor Sudursun Jugessur, has said that Mauritius was lagging far behind in ter m s of research, development and innovation. Full text...

  • Mauritius to hold research week in September
    26 august 2008 12:14:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The University of Mauritius has announced plans to hold the second edition of its Research Week, aimed at presenting to the general public the latest works by its students and the various faculties, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Research institute collaborates with India govt on biotechnology
    17 august 2008 09:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is collaborating with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, to establish a DBT-ICRISAT Platform for Translational Research on Transgenic Crops (PTTC) at ICRISAT's global headquarters at Patancheru, near Hyderabad in India, according to a statement from the Institute. Full text...

  • Mozambique researches for sustainable development
    12 august 2008 16:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Minister of Industry and Trade, Antonio Fernando, Monday recognised that difficulties still prevailed in processing the country's natural resources to add value to them and promote sustainable develop m ent. Full text...

  • A support fund established for scientific competitiveness in Senegal
    16 july 2008 19:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Permanent Secretary of Senegal's Accelerated Growth Strategy (AGS), Ibrahima Wade, announced here Tuesday that the government had pu t in place a support fund for scientific and technological competitiveness, in an effort to enable Senegalese researchers make known their inventions. Full text...

  • University of Bangui researchers unveil foodstuff-drying devices
    11 june 2008 08:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic(PANA) -- Researchers at the University of Bangui in the Central African Republic have presented four prototypes of renewable energy-operated foodstuff-drying devices. Full text...

  • ECA chief calls for priority on African Scientific Research, Development
    04 march 2008 17:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Scientific research and development should be see n as a development priority for Africa, a senior UN official said here Tuesday a t a meeting of African scientists and policy-makers seeking to improve the contin e nt's participation in global research and development activities. Full text...

  • ITA (Senegal) wins IDB US$100,000 prize
    29 may 2007 20:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – The Institute of Food Tech-nology (ITA, French acronym) of Senegal has won a prize worth US$100,000 offered by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Full text...

  • Sociologists urged to research Africa's problems
    20 april 2007 15:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The vice chancellor of the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) based here, Abdou Salam Sall, has called on sociologists to invest in research in social, political and economic problems facing their countries and continent. Full text...

  • 'People have the right not to be poor,' says Guebuza
    21 february 2007 18:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Wednesday urged researchers to accelerate their work and contribute to the country's development in order to satisfy the Mozambican people's yearning to escape from poverty. Full text...

  • Congolese wins Swiss chemistry prize
    19 may 2006 15:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A 32-year-old Congolese woman, Karine Ndjoko, has won the Alfred Vogel Prize for her thesis written at the Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Institute (IP) at the Lausanne University, according to a Swiss newspaper. Full text...

  • Malian heads African nuclear science research body
    09 may 2006 08:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian Lancine Sylla has been appointed head of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research (AFRA), an intergovernmental body to promote the development and application of nuclear science and technology in Africa. Full text...

  • Delegates prod Libya on electric, electronics research
    27 march 2006 12:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Delegates at the fourth international conference on electric and electronic engineering have called for the promotion of scientific research and cooperation with universities, research centres and specialised institutions at the national, regional and global levels. Full text...

  • Kenyan scientists to research "killer" weed
    15 october 2005 16:20:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Researchers from Kenya's Agricultural Research Institute KARI) Saturday moved into the southern Kenya district of Kajiado bordering Tanzania to commence investigations into an invader weed which has been smothering pasture growth in most parts of the semi-arid district. Full text...

  • Kenyan bodies research traditional herbal medicine
    29 may 2005 14:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A local public university and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) have embarked on a four-year herbal medicine research project to make traditional medicine effective, safe and acceptable to many users. Full text...

  • Belgian scientists carry out researches on plants
    15 april 2005 22:20:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A team of Belgian researchers from Antwerp University is currently visiting Kinshasa to carry out studies on the DR Congo's medicinal plants and set certification standards for the drugs produced from the plants. Full text...

  • Will the STRC measure up to critical thought?
    23 december 2004 19:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- When he addressed the Botswana Parliament in March last year on the question of Africa's "regeneration," President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa admitted that creating efficient and viable institutions to ensure peace, human rights, prosperity and social cohesion remains a big challenge to the continent. Full text...

  • Will the STRC measure up to critical thought?
    22 december 2004 19:46:00
    -in March last year on the question of Africa's "re-generation," President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa admitted that creating efficient and viable institutions to ensure peace, human rights, prosperity and social cohesion remains a big challenge to the continent. ) Full text...

  • Nigerian scientist Oyibo conducts workshop on his discovery
    19 october 2004 19:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Ofappit Institute of Technology, New York, is to organise a workshop here next week on the "God Almighty's Grand Unified Theorem" (GAGUT), popularised by renowned Nigerian scientist Gabriel Oyibo. Full text...

  • Benin govt urged to devote 1% of GDP to R&D
    09 april 2004 09:25:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Teachers and researchers at Benin's public and private universities have requested the government to devote at least one percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) to the country's research and development activities. Full text...

  • Ethiopian agro-research unit posts 1,500 projects
    30 march 2004 21:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Agricultural Research Organisation (EARO) said Tuesday that research projects since the beginning of the current fiscal year number 1,529 with an outlay of 34. Full text...

  • DR Congo to organise conference on scientific research
    29 march 2004 18:55:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Top-flight scientists from UNESCO are due here soon to lay the grounds for a national conference on scientific research billed for May, organising sources confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian govt pledges support for research bodies
    15 march 2004 19:04:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Amidst a hue and cry by Ghana's research institutions about neglect, President John Kufuor Monday pledged government's full support to initiatives by public and private sector organisations aimed at mobilising resources for research bodies. Full text...

  • African, European mathematicians to set up research company
    06 january 2003 20:32:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Some 100 mathematicians from 30 European and African countries started Monday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, a conference to set up an operations research company in Africa. Full text...

  • Reunion aims to be an international research hub
    25 may 2002 17:59:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Efforts are under way in Reunion to promote the island as a hub of international research in the Indian Ocean and southern Africa. Full text...

  • African scientists call for research and training funds
    04 march 2002 11:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A group of African scientists have challenged African governments to allocate enough funds for research and capacity building in plant genetic resources or PGR in the continent. Full text...



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