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  • UN: UNESCO launches online digital platform to access latest science information
    10 november 2014 19:12:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a free online science education resource for students from disadvantaged regions around the world. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Africa’s first drone to be built in Algeria in 2016
    03 november 2014 10:28:01
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – The first African supersonic drone will be built in 2016 in Algeria within the framework of the scientific cooperation between Algeria and South Africa, the Algerian news agency (APS) reported here, quoting Hafidh Aourag, the Managing Director for Scientific research and technological development at the centre which will manufacture the device. Full text...

  • UN: 'Right to online privacy at risk as governments engage in mass surveillance'
    23 october 2014 22:55:45
    New York, US (PANA) - States must be transparent about the nature of their electronic mass surveillance programmes, a UN counter-terrorism expert said on Thursday as he warned about the impact such measures might have on individuals’ right to privacy. Full text...

  • Senegal: 'Youth unemployment threatens stability in Francophone countries'
    23 october 2014 20:43:39
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Preparatory Scientific Committee of the 15th Francophone Summit scheduled for 29-30 November 2014 in Dakar on Thursday said that unemployment among young degree holders represent a threat to Francophone countries, hence the need for training to be adapted to reality. Full text...

  • South Africa: PANA journalist wins award, to cover AfricaCom 2014
    23 october 2014 13:59:47
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The correspondent of the Pan African News Agency (PANA) in Rwanda, Aimable Twahirwa, has been named the winner of a competition organised by African Press Organization (APO) that entitles the winner to participate in the AfricaCom 2014, Africa's leading telecommunications event, 11-13 Nov., the competition organisers announced. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Airtel partners with UNESCO to impart IT training in Gabon
    22 october 2014 08:00:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Bharti Airtel, India's leading provider of mobile services, has partnered with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to impart technological skills to 5,000 people in Gabon, ETTelecom.com daily newsletter reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Group Orange to launch Afrimarket in Cameroon, Mali in 2015
    22 october 2014 07:30:08
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - French group Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced that it will be launching its 'Afrimarket' cash-to-cash money transfer service in Cameroon and Mali in 2015 via its Orange money service. Full text...

  • Tanzania: 'Mobile phone surveillance can help track, tackle Ebola'
    16 october 2014 20:32:00
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The current Ebola outbreak is showing that the data collected from handsets can be extremely useful, according to an update published on Thursday by Pyramid Research on mobile phone surveillance. 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...

  • Senegal: US pledges to protect Free, Open Internet
    14 october 2014 15:54:54
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – U.S. Commerce Secretary, Penny Pritzker, has pledged to protect free and open internet, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said. Full text...

  • Nigeria: '45m Nigerians are active internet users'
    08 october 2014 13:15:43
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Director General of Nigeria's National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Peter Jack, has put the number of active internet users in the country at 45 million people. Full text...

  • UN: UN highlights benefits of satellite navigation to society
    03 october 2014 22:39:40
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday highlighted the benefits of satellite navigation and its contribution to the betterment of humankind, in preparation for the observance of World Space Week, an annual global celebration of the contributions of space science and technology to humanity. Full text...

  • Nigeria: African nations urged to join global digital revolution
    09 september 2014 15:25:10
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Tuesday in Ndjamena called on all African countries to become more active participants in the digital revolution going on in the world, PANA reported. Full text...

  • UN: Congo ratifies Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
    04 september 2014 14:53:38
    New York, US (PANA) - The Republic of Congo has become the 163rd State to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which brings the total number of State Signatories to 183, a UN statement said on Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa: M2M connectivity solution helps deliver green energy to remote communities without electricity
    03 september 2014 14:23:21
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is providing M2M connectivity for SOLARKIOSK, a compact, solar-powered station transported onboard a mobile vehicle. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Free WIFI Zones installed over Mauritius
    14 august 2014 14:20:31
    Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius has installed over 170 free Wireless Internet Fidelity (WIFI) zones across the island, in a bid to improve the quality of life of the population, a PANA correspondent reported from here. Full text...

  • Botswana: Survey beam spotlight on Botswana’s ICT
    12 august 2014 14:07:58
    Gaborone, Botswana (PANA) - Botswana has kicked off a nationwide information and communication technology (ICT) survey, targeting 2,440 households. Full text...

  • Congo: Congolese women urged to show interest in sciences, ICT
    01 august 2014 11:22:52
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congolese Women Promotion and Integration Development Minister, Catherine Embondza Lipiti, on Thursday called on Congolese women and girls to show more interest in science education and new technologies to enable them contribute to the African renaissance, PANA reported from the Congolese capital, Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Rwanda: Rwanda adopts digital TV system
    31 july 2014 11:56:23
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda has completely migrated from analog to digital television broadcast, in accordance with the requirements of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which fixed a deadline of June 2015 for all African countries to complete the migration, PANA learnt from official sources in the capital, Kigali, Thursday. Full text...

  • Mali: Malian scientist wins 10th Solar/World Einstein Award prize
    22 july 2014 18:06:37
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – A Malian renewable energy source specialist, Dr. Ibrahim Togola, has won the 10th Solar/World Einstein Award prize, making him the first African winner of the prize, organizers of the awards said in a press statement, obtained here by PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: Rights chief warns of 'disturbing lack of transparency' for digital mass surveillance
    16 july 2014 18:26:43
    New York, US (PANA) - UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, on Wednesday warned of the "disturbing" lack of transparency in governmental surveillance policies and practices, "including de facto coercion of private sector companies to provide sweeping access to information and data relating to private individuals without the latter’s knowledge or consent". Full text...

  • Cape Verde: EU helps Cape Verde train scientists
    24 june 2014 17:28:23
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) - The European Union (EU) will help Cape Verde train scientists to stimulate research in the archipelago, Stéphane Hogan, delegate to the African Union (AU) for Research and Innovation, announced Monday in Praia. Full text...

  • Morocco: Historic building gets lighting makeover
    30 may 2014 10:38:14
    Casablanca, Morocco (PANA) - Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, has unveiled a stunning lighting makeover of the historic Wilaya building in Casablanca, as part of its fifth consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow, PANA reported Friday. Full text...

  • Tunisia: Morocco, Tunisia sign agreements on higher education
    09 may 2014 17:38:13
    Tunis, Tunisia ( PANA) - Tunisia and Morocco on Thursday signed several agreements in the fields of higher education and scientific research, at the enlarged meeting of the Tunisian- Moroccan Joint Committee on Higher Education and scientific research Full text...

  • Nigeria: Internet penetration in Africa rises by 10% - ITU
    08 may 2014 12:20:00
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) – Internet penetration in Africa is expected to increase from 10% to 20% by the end of 2014, according to latest statistics released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Innovation Prize for Africa Winner creates world's first injectable regenerating bone graft substitute
    06 may 2014 12:42:29
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The African Innovation Foundation has named Dr Nicolaas Duneas and Nuno Peres, from South Africa, as the winners of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2014, PANA reported Tuesday, quoting the Foundation. Full text...

  • Mauritania: ICT employs 1.7% of Mauritanian labour force
    28 april 2014 12:57:14
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector employs 1.7 per cent of the Mauritanian work force, Moctar Thiam, Resident Representative of the World Bank (WB) in Mauritania, said here Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritius: Authorities to promote scientific, technological literacy among youth
    17 april 2014 11:31:50
    Moka, Mauritius (PANA ) - Education and Human Resources Minister Vasant Bunwaree on Thursday stressed the need to encourage the protection of nature in the interest of the present and future generations and to better prepare today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges. Full text...

  • Congo: Africa’s Science, Technology, Innovation Week opens
    14 april 2014 21:24:14
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – Africa’s science, technology and innovation week opened on Monday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Congo: Congo to host African Science Week in April
    07 april 2014 20:24:11
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese capital, Brazzaville, will host from 14 to 18 April, Africa’s Science, Technology and Innovation Week, according to an official statement issued on Monday. Full text...

  • Togo: Togolese electronic communication market to be more competitive
    26 march 2014 19:46:58
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese government is to establish a more open and competitive communication market following the presentation at the weekly council of ministers meeting of the draft decree related to interconnection and access to the electronic communication networks, says an official communiqué issued on Wednesday in Lomé. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Pyramid Research says OTT video becoming truly global trend
    26 march 2014 09:57:24
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - In the past three to four years, over-the-top (OTT) video services have grown globally both as an alternative and as a complement to established pay-TV platforms, according to a new report from Pyramid Research. 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...

  • Nigeria: Africa countries urged to spend more on ICT infrastructure
    21 march 2014 10:13:22
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Chief Scientist of IBM Research Africa, Dr. Uyi Stewart, has called on African governments to invest more in building Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Infrastructure to help the continent leapfrog into the information age. Full text...

  • South Africa: Johannesburg leads the way in Twittersphere
    15 march 2014 10:35:10
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - The South African city of Johannesburg has 344,000 geo-located tweets, followed by Ekurhuleni with 264,000, and the Egyptian capital Cairo with 227,000, according to a study conducted by communications agency Portland this week. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Minister lists challenges of Internet penetration
    12 march 2014 13:22:32
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria’s Minister of Communication Technology Omobola Johnson has listed high cost of access and multiple regulations as major hindrances to the use of the Internet and the roll-out of its infrastructure in the country. Full text...

  • Rwanda: EAC's science and technology commission to be based in Rwanda
    11 march 2014 11:56:02
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Rwanda will from July host the seat of the East African Science and Technology Commission, according to the agreement signed at the seat of the East African Community (EAC) in the Tanzanian city of Arusha. Full text...

  • Namibia: AU launches Internet Exchange Point in Namibia
    10 march 2014 13:10:51
    Windhoek, Namibia (PANA) - The African Union Commission (AUC) has launched the Internet Exchange Point in Namibia to contribute to bringing efficiency in the routing of intra-country internet traffic. Full text...

  • Nigeria: FARA confab on science agenda holds in SA
    10 march 2014 10:21:35
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is to hold an Agricultural Research for Development (AR4D) Consultative Roundtable and a side event on the Science Agenda in Africa 17-18 March in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Mali: China grants Mali FCFA 39b for fiber optic infrastructure
    07 march 2014 20:07:44
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - Mali and China have signed a framework agreement in Bamako for a loan of 493 million Yuan, or nearly FCFA 39 billion, to enable the West African country to build fiber optic infrastructure throughout the country, PANA has learnt from official sources. Full text...

  • Nigeria: Research institute signs MOU with UK university
    26 february 2014 22:16:41
    Lagos , Nigeria (PANA) – One of Nigeria’s oldest research institutes, Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi(FIIRO), in the commercial city of Lagos, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Kingdom-based Lancaster University. Full text...

  • Ethiopia/AU: African Innovation Summit focuses on African Strategy on Science, Tech
    12 february 2014 09:28:13
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Innovation Summit, which was recently held in Cabo Verde, focused on the African Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). Full text...

  • UN: ITU champions global efforts for children's safe Internet access
    11 february 2014 22:52:21
    New York, US (PANA) -The UN and its partners celebrated "Safer Internet Day" on Tuesday with a special focus on education strategies to promote greater online safety for children and young people. Full text...

  • Congo: Gabon, Congo sign fiber-optic agreement
    07 february 2014 09:59:39
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo and Gabon have signed an agreement on fiber-optic links to interconnect both countries. Full text...

  • US: Women leaders in tech to mentor Rwandan women
    04 february 2014 09:13:14
    Washington, DC, US (PANA) - A delegation of 30 U.S. TechWomen mentors is in Rwanda to collaborate and connect through workshops and visits with local organisations, the US State Department said. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: West Africa's 1st Crystallography laboratory to be built in Abidjan
    22 january 2014 16:44:12
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The first Crystallography laboratory, to be built in the West African sub region, will be cited in Cote d'Ivoire, the local newspaper Fraternité Matin, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Cameroon: Cameroon to conduct aerial geophysical survey
    21 january 2014 21:54:18
    Yaoundé, Cameroon (PANA) – The Cameroonian government will this month begin an aerial geophysical survey of the country, an official source said on Tuesday in Yaoundé. Full text...

  • South African-built satellite launched
    21 november 2013 11:41:24
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A South African-built satellite launched into orbit from a Russian base on Thursday with its designers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology monitoring the event. Full text...

  • Southern Africa public broadcasters prepare for digital switchover
    22 october 2013 11:43:41
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - There is need for policy convergence among public service broadcasters in southern Africa countries, as the region approaches the digital migration deadline, a senior Tanzanian official said here Tuesday. 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...

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