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  • 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...

  • Switzerland: 'Science and technology can help save lives, livelihoods during disasters' - UN
    28 january 2016 05:47:40
    Geneva, Switzerland (PANA) - The first-ever United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) gathering of scientists to discuss disaster risk management kicked off on Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, seeking to map out a scientific and technological approach to the issue while addressing the importance of partnership. Full text...

  • UN: UN official says science is vital in managing disaster risk, promoting development
    26 january 2016 19:58:38
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Full text...

  • Tanzania: WB report says four billion miss out on development for lack of internet access
    13 january 2016 20:52:34
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - A new World Bank report said on Wednesday that while the internet, mobile phones and other digital technologies were spreading rapidly throughout the developing world, the anticipated digital dividends of higher growth, more jobs, and better public services have fallen short of expectations. Full text...

  • UN: UN moves to bridge digital divide, address internet governance
    18 december 2015 05:50:28
    New York, US (PANA) - With the curtain closed on the two-day review by the United Nations General Assembly of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), Member States have adopted an outcome document which aims at bridging the digital divide, ensure freedom of speech, and address Internet governance to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Full text...

  • Senegal: Nixu, Nokia collaborate on cyber security
    16 december 2015 11:00:45
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Cyber security company, Nixu Corporation, and telecom company, Nokia Networks, have entered an agreement to collaborate on developing and delivering cyber security services for Nokia's clients worldwide. Full text...

  • South Africa: 12 African female scientists honoured
    14 december 2015 11:15:04
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Twelve female scientists from across Sub-Saharan Africa have been honoured for their work and impact in the scientific field as recipients of the 2015 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Fellowships. Full text...

  • South Africa: Facebook launches Innovation Challenge in Africa
    10 december 2015 13:34:22
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Facebook, an online social networking service, is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Seven African countries among 20 most targeted worldwide by cyber-criminals
    26 november 2015 06:22:54
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Check Point Software Technologies has released the October 2015 statistics for its Threat Cloud World Cyber Threat Map, which found that Tanzania was the most attacked country in the world that month in cyber-crime, IT News Africa reported on Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: Science stands at heart of sustainable future, UNESCO says
    10 november 2015 17:33:04
    New York, US (PANA) - Citing science, technology and innovation as key components Full text...

  • UN: UN Radio Communication conference to address global ICT management
    02 november 2015 18:15:59
    New York, US (PANA) - The World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 opened Monday Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire: AfDB approves €70m for construction of Senegal’s digital technology park
    21 october 2015 19:34:22
    Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) - In its bid to contribute to promoting Senegal as an information and communications technology (ICT) centre of excellence and a destination for the establishment of call centres, e-commerce, software development, wireless Internet facilities and other ICT market segments, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced Wednesday it will inject €70.61 million in the sector. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Africa Code Week brings digital literacy to young people
    02 october 2015 09:17:05
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - SAP, a multinational inter-enterprise software company, Thursday kicked off 'Africa Code Week', a continent-wide initiative to spread digital literacy and simplify access to coding education for young people. Full text...

  • South Africa: African pioneers reach for the stars (Feature by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent)
    30 august 2015 07:58:32
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – A young Durban man has become the latest in the long line of Africans who has set their sites on outer space. Full text...

  • Tanzania: MTN, Liquid Telecom partner to extend fixed, wireless networks in Africa
    25 august 2015 07:46:42
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - The MTN Group and Liquid Telecom have partnered to jointly offer customers access to the largest fixed and wireless footprint across Africa, IT News Africa reported Tuesday, quoting an announcement by the two companies. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Survey report nags women to beware of cyberthreats
    07 august 2015 13:27:36
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Women have been found to be less aware of cyberthreats, according to a survey conducted by Kasperky Lab and B2B International. Full text...

  • Benin: Akon Lighting Africa unveils its strategy in Benin, ends road show
    07 august 2015 11:51:32
    Cotonou, Benin (PANA) - Akon Lighting Africa concluded its African road show last night in Benin, with the three co-founders - Akon, Thione Niang and Samba Bathily - inspecting the new street lamps installed in the district of Pahou, near the capital, Cotonou, with Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou. Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Akon Lighting Africa announces new project for education tablets
    06 august 2015 21:29:52
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The three founding members of the Akon Lighting Africa - Akon, Thione Niang and Samba Bathily - who have ended a 15-day African Road Show have announced the launching of a project for the provision of education tablets and the setting up of intelligent classrooms for students. Full text...

  • 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...

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