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  • 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...

  • 'Samples from alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria sent to labs'
    01 september 2013 19:42:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Sunday said samples collected by its chemical weapons inspection team in Syria would be transferred to laboratories on Monday for analysis. Full text...

  • Congo, Rwanda to enhance cooperation in ICT
    12 july 2013 12:23:28
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo and Rwanda have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Full text...

  • UN forum spotlights role of science, technology for development
    01 july 2013 21:09:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Nestor Osorio of Colombia, on Monday said innovations in science and technology were vital to tackling today’s global challenges, from reducing poverty to ensuring sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN renews call for entry into force of Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
    18 june 2013 17:12:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has renewed his call for the earliest entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which prohibits all nuclear tests across the world. Full text...

  • AU presents first Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award
    26 may 2013 16:56:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has for the first time presented its Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award to two top scientists from Egypt and South Africa, at the ongoing 21st Ordinary Summit of African Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • UN discussing role of technology, innovation for sustainable development
    14 may 2013 14:02:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN officials, policymakers, civil society representatives Full text...

  • Nigeria gets 24-hour emergency, information number, 7411
    07 may 2013 12:54:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - What is being described as Nigeria's first and only 24-hour national emergency and information number, 7411, has been launched, the online publication Nigerian Communications Week reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN urged to declare World Mycotoxins Day
    29 april 2013 12:26:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of Mycotoxicology Society of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Atanda, has called on the UN to set aside a day to be known as 'Mycotoxins Day’ due to the danger posed by mycotoxins to food safety and public health. Full text...

  • Russia to help Ghana develop nuclear industry
    28 april 2013 07:10:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Russia is to help Ghana develop its nuclear industry, especially nuclear energy, the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has announced. Full text...

  • 10 finalists named for Innovation Prize for Africa award
    25 april 2013 16:32:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Ten finalists for the ''Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA)'' award, for persons or organizations that have developed practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, were nominated Thursday, organizers told PANA here. Full text...

  • AfDB launches data platforms for 20 African countries
    15 march 2013 18:22:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for 20 African countries, including Senegal, with the aim of increasing data management and dissemination in Africa, PANA Reports from here Friday. Full text...

  • Africa urged to move fast on intellectual property legislation
    15 march 2013 08:52:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Policymakers in Africa should redouble efforts to develop their legal and policy frameworks, including their intellectual property legislation and policy, to release the region’s untapped potential, participants at a regional meeting held here on the Strategic Importance of Intellectual Property have agreed. Full text...

  • Scientists show link between African insect, Galaxy
    25 january 2013 10:50:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Scientists in South Africa and Sweden have shown how an African insect with a tiny brain and minimal computing power has become the first animal proven to use the Milky Way for orientation. Full text...

  • African science academies urged to engage more with policy makers
    14 november 2012 16:20:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Science academies across Africa need to engage more with policy makers, politicians, the general public and adopt a comprehensive communication strategies that will make its major findings useful to the society, according to Professor Ratemo Michieka of the Kenyan National Academy of Sciences. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts meeting of African science academies
    12 november 2012 19:50:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The eighth edition of the annual meeting of the African Science Academies (AMASA-8) opened in Lagos Monday with a call by President Goodluck Jonathan for more collaboration and cooperation to mitigate the effects of climate change on the continent. Full text...

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