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  • ECOWAS: 'ICT strategy needed for growth, development of W/Africa'
    30 july 2015 11:06:32
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has affirmed the need for a comprehensive regional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy for the continuous growth and development of the West African region. 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...

  • Nigeria: Nigeria supports peaceful use of nuclear technology - President Buhari
    16 july 2015 13:35:13
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, said here Thursday that under his leadership, Nigeria will continue to support the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and human development only. Full text...

  • Mali: Pact to build West Africa's 1st large-scale solar plan signed
    10 july 2015 08:21:49
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) - An agreement to build West Africa’s first utility-scale solar power plant was signed here Friday by Norwegian company Scatec Solar and its partners, the Malian Ministry of Energy and Water and Electricité du Mali (EDM), the electricity utility of Mali. Full text...

  • UN: New report says scientific findings key to sustainable development
    01 july 2015 07:56:46
    New York, US (PANA) - The need for scientific understanding of key issues, reliable data in 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...

  • UN: UN nuclear chief calls for concerted plans to manage spent fuel, radioactive waste
    16 june 2015 14:21:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Projecting that the use of nuclear power will continue to grow in the coming decades, the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has urged countries with nuclear energy programmes to share their spent fuel and radioactive waste management know-how with less-experienced countries. 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...

  • Tunisia: Africa Internet Summit begins in Tunisia
    02 june 2015 15:11:01
    Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) - There has been robust growth in Internet access and usage over the past few years and Africa is now primed to take advantage of the social and economic opportunities that the Internet can bring to people across the continent, according to Kathy Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Internet Society. Full text...

  • Kenya: World’s oldest stone tools discovered in Lake Turkana
    21 may 2015 18:31:15
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA - Kenya’s claim to be the undisputed cradle of mankind has been bolstered by the archeological discovery of 3.3 million-year-old stone tools used for cutting meat from animal carcasses and hammers used to pound nuts and root tubers near Lake Turkana in northwestern Kenya.) Full text...

  • Senegal: ICANN President to step down in March
    21 may 2015 15:31:49
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Thursday announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Fadi Chehadé, would be concluding his tenure in March to move into a new career. Full text...

  • Tanzania: AU organizes 10th ‘eLearning Africa’ international conference
    12 may 2015 09:52:04
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Political leaders will join education experts and investors at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 20-22 May 2015 to discuss the role technology can play in building on Africa’s progress in education, training and development. Full text...

  • Kenya: Philips Foundation, UNICEF launch Global Innovation Centre
    08 may 2015 20:06:17
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The Philips Foundation has extended its partnership with the UN Children's fund (UNICEF) as one of the 5 founding partners and steering committee member of the UNICEF Global Innovation Center (GIC). Full text...

  • UN: ITU urges increased opportunities for girls in ICT field
    24 april 2015 17:04:21
    New York, US (PANA) - UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary-General Houlin Zhao has underlined the need to attract more women to the Information and Full text...

  • UN: 'Nuclear technology can help countries meet development needs'
    02 march 2015 21:13:01
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says countries can meet their development needs using nuclear technology to improve on the well-being of citizens. Full text...

  • UN: UN expert stresses need for technological advances to boost UN peacekeepers
    24 february 2015 17:13:42
    New York, US (PANA) - A group of UN experts on Tuesday said UN peacekeeping missions in Full text...

  • UN: New UN initiative to boost access to science, technology for least developed countries
    18 february 2015 22:30:32
    New York, US (PANA) - The world’s poorest nations are one step closer to gaining access to critical science, technology and innovation (STI) that is vital to their sustainable development, poverty eradication, and changing the lives of millions of people who live in some of the poorest segments of the global community, the UN announced on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Congo: Congo to host conference of CAMES ministers in April-May
    26 january 2015 21:22:44
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) – The conference of the council of ministers from the African Council for Higher Education (CAMES) will be held between April and May in Brazzaville, the current chairman of the organization, Congolese minister of Higher education, Professor Georges Moyen, said on Monday in the Congolese capital. Full text...

  • South Africa: Johannesburg set to host IAB Digital Summit in February
    20 january 2015 16:38:33
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - South African digital industry’s most prestigious event, IAB Digital Summit, is set to take place on 19 February in Johannesburg, organisers announced in a statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN: UN designates 2015 International Year of Light
    25 december 2014 08:04:15
    New York, US (PANA) - Light-based technologies have the potential to transform the 21st Century as electronics did in the 20th Century, according to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Full text...

  • Nigeria: Minister says ICT sector contributes US$50 billion to Nigeria’s GDP
    15 december 2014 18:33:40
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's Information Communication and Technology (ICT) sector has attracted about US$6 billion in foreign investments and contributed $50 billion to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), representing 10% of the total GDP, Communication Technology Minister Omobola Johnson said here on Monday. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Ampion Venture Bus to create ICT start-ups in Tunisia
    09 december 2014 14:27:29
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Ampion Venture Bus will from 14-19 December embark on a journey to create innovative ICT start-ups when travelling throughout Tunisia, the country it says has become famous for its lively scene of bloggers and engaged citizens. Full text...

  • Senegal: Academic underlines digital technology for education in Francophone countries
    28 november 2014 17:01:58
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Digital technology in higher education is a powerful tool that will help prepare managers and elites to contribute to the development of French-speaking countries, according to Bernard Cerquiglini, rector of the Francophone University Association (AUF). Full text...

  • Tanzania: Sonatel launches digital education project for Africa in Senegal
    28 november 2014 06:41:58
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Senegalese operator Sonatel has launched the Orange Foundation’s digital education project for Africa, expected to cover Senegal, Cameroon, Niger and Madagascar in its pilot phase, IT News Africa reported Friday. Full text...

  • UN: UN chief appoints panel on 'technology bank' for world’s poorest nations
    26 november 2014 22:16:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the formation of a High-Level Panel to study the scope and functions of a proposed new technology bank dedicated to helping the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) advance out of poverty. Full text...

  • 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...

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