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  • Libya, France seal deal in nuclear energy development
    15 march 2006 23:32:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and France agreed to cooperate in the use of civilian nuclear energy during a meeting the two sides held in Tripoli on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Libya, France in civil nuclear technology accord
    15 march 2006 16:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- France plans to establish partnership with Libya in the field of civil nuclear technology, visiting French general administrator of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Alain Bugat, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Bamako hosts international telecommunications workshop
    14 march 2006 20:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A five-day international workshop on "radio-electric spectrum" is underway in Bamako, Mali, organised by the Dakar-based International Telecommunications School (ESMT) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Full text...

  • Arabs lag behind in digital revolution, say ICT experts
    13 march 2006 19:04:00
    Doha- Qatar (PANA) -- The Arab world was lagging behind in the digital revolution, with Internet users making up less than four percent of its population, according to an ICT development conference here on Monday. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets US$200m China loan for satellite project
    08 march 2006 19:35:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has secured a loan of US$200 million from China for the execution of its satellite communication project, an official statement said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • UK firms launch computerisation plan for E. Africa
    27 february 2006 17:02:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Barclays Bank and a computer firm Digital Link of the United Kingdom on Monday unveiled in Nairobi plans to boost the ongoing New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) electronic learning in secondary schools in East Africa. Full text...

  • Russian nuclear scientists in SA for science collaboration
    16 february 2006 13:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A senior Russian nuclear research delegation from the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is currently in South Africa to strengthen existing opportunities and explore new ones for nuclear research collaboration between South Africa and the JINR. Full text...

  • IFC supports Nigerian universities in NICTs
    14 february 2006 09:40:00
    Lagos- Nigeria, Senegal (PANA) -- The International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, has signed a loan agreement with SocketWorks Limited - the first such initiative in Nigeria's higher education sector - to support its rollout of CollegePortal into select Nigerian universities. Full text...

  • Mali, South Africa sign science cooperation accord
    06 february 2006 21:53:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali's central veterinary laboratory and Ondestepoort Biological Products of South Africa have signed a scientific cooperation pact, the national daily "L'Essor" reported here Monday. Full text...

  • African Chemists to have collaboration body
    06 february 2006 12:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- An organisation promoting collaboration among African chemists will be launched on 23 February in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital. Full text...

  • Worm threatens South African computers
    02 february 2006 13:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eset Southern Africa, provider of security software, on Thursday strongly advised South African computer users to protect themselves from the Kama Sutra worm. Full text...

  • Cape Verde to host a NASA centre
    01 february 2006 19:43:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde has agreed to a request from the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to host a meteorological studies centre on the effects of African monsoons on the climate, informed sources said Tuesday here. Full text...

  • US embassy donates forensic lab to Mozambican police
    13 january 2006 16:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The US embassy here Friday turned over a forensic laboratory to the Academy of Police Sciences (ACIPOL) at Michafutene, on the outskirts of the capital, the embassy said in a statement. Full text...

  • South Africa 8th among mega-growers of GM crops
    12 january 2006 16:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Genetically modified (GM) crops surged globally in 2005, with South Africa ranking eight amongst the mega-countries growing the crop, a global report on Biotec Crops released here Thursday indicated. Full text...

  • Italy funds computer projects in Mozambique
    03 january 2006 20:19:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Italian Government has disbursed over 1. Full text...

  • EU leaders nod at Euro-Africa knowledge transfer
    28 december 2005 15:41:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The European Union plans to help African Union (AU) member states share educational facilities and resources through an initiative aimed at creating joint centres of learning between the two continents. Full text...

  • South African institutions plan Africa-wide scientific partnership
    27 december 2005 11:45:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The African Centre for Gene Technology (ACGT), a South African network in modern biotechnology, and the University of the Witwatersrand, are working on a continent-wide partnership for scientists in biotechnology. Full text...

  • Libya, UNESCO sign NICT deal for schools
    10 december 2005 18:26:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and UNESCO have signed an agreement for the execution of a national plan of information and communication technologies (NICT) under which all higher education institutions in the country are going to have Internet facilities, official sources in Tripoli have said. Full text...

  • SADC discusses science, technology action plan
    02 december 2005 20:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Science and technology ministers from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are meeting here to analyse member State's programmes in the sector to integrate them into a regional strategy, the forum's spokesperson Antonio Leao said Friday. Full text...

  • African scientists see satellites as development tool
    27 november 2005 12:43:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African scientists have embarked on discussions aimed at putting a "constellation" of four satellites in low-Earth orbit over the continent to help provide information in several spheres of development. Full text...

  • Kenyan scientist sounds alarm over toxic flour
    26 november 2005 13:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan agronomist Davidson Mwangi Saturday warned against the circulation of toxic amaranthas flour in the country's central region. Full text...

  • African conference on space science and technology opens
    23 november 2005 21:34:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo urged African leaders to show more commitment to space science and technology, as the African leadership conference on space science and technology got underway in the nation's capital, Abuja, Wednesday. Full text...

  • Siemens SA begins invitation for 2005 Profile Awards
    23 november 2005 08:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Now in its fourth year of recognising and acknowledging excellence in science and technology reporting, Siemens Southern Africa has begun inviting entries from journalists and producers from African countries to participate in the 2005 Profile Awards. Full text...

  • Nigeria contributes 500,000 euro to world digital fund
    16 november 2005 15:21:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo said here Wednesday Nigeria had fulfilled its pledge of 500,000 euros to the Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) set up to help developing and disadvantaged nations make advances in acquiring information and communication technologies. Full text...

  • Angolan PM at global information society summit
    16 november 2005 08:56:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Prime Minister Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos is in Tunisia attending the second phase of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). Full text...

  • Tunisia all set for hosting global information summit
    15 november 2005 12:32:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia will be in the spotlight starting Wednesday when its capital Tunis hosts world delegates to a three-day World Summit on Information Society (WSIS). Full text...

  • Mbeki off to Tunisia for global information society summit
    15 november 2005 11:31:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki departs Tuesday for Tunis in Tunisia to attend the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) scheduled for Wednesday and Friday, according to a foreign ministry statement Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan arrives in Tunis for WSIS summit
    13 november 2005 19:48:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- United Nations secretary general Kofi Annan arrived in Tunis on Sunday afternoon to attend the second phase of the 16-18 November World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) here. Full text...

  • Civil groups slate information forum alongside WSIS
    13 november 2005 12:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- A Citizens' Summit on the Information Society (CSIS) will convene here 16-18 November concurrently with the United Nations-organised World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), media reports said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Tunis readies for WSIS 2005
    13 november 2005 12:18:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Frantic efforts are underway to ready the Tunisian capital, Tunis, for the second World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) slated for 16-18 November, organisers said Sunday. Full text...

  • Mbeki launches Southern Africa Large Telescope
    10 november 2005 12:56:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki on Thursday commissioned the Southern Africa Large Telescope (SALT) in Sutherland, Northern Cape province, expected to provide first-class facility for fundamental research in Africa. Full text...

  • Morocco joins Galileo system
    09 november 2005 16:36:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco and the European Union (EU) have initialled an agreement to associate the Arab nation to the development of the Civil World Satellite Navigation System dubbed Galileo, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Researchers unveil solar energy system for rural Uganda
    08 november 2005 20:12:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Scientists at the Centre for Research in Energy and Energy Conservation (CREEC) of Makerere University's Faculty of Technology in Uganda, have developed a solar energy system to assist rural areas lacking electricity supply. Full text...

  • Malware causes damage to business
    19 october 2005 12:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Malware (bad software) cost the global economy an estimated $166 billion in 2004. Full text...

  • Microsoft, Nigeria sign anti-fraud pact
    17 october 2005 21:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Nigeria and the US software developer Microsoft signed an agreement aimed at helping Nigerian authorities fight more efficiently against computing fraud, official sources told PANA Monday in Paris. 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...

  • Africa to place satellite in orbit by 2006
    13 october 2005 18:10:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- African countries have decided to place the continent's first satellite in orbit by 2006, the outgoing chairman of the assembly of parties to the Regional African Satellite Communication Organisation (RASCOM), Bello Bouba Maigari, said in Ouagadougou Thursday. Full text...

  • Niger to host ICT regional conference in 2006
    06 october 2005 16:31:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Niger will host the first regional conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from 7 to 9 June in 2006 in Niamey. Full text...

  • Top international scientist visits Cape Town
    30 september 2005 11:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Professor Peter Agre, a Nobel Prize winner for Chemistry in 2003 arrived in South Africa Friday to begin a two- week lecture tour ar ound the country. Full text...

  • Tripoli hosts 4th scientific Arab conference
    27 september 2005 08:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Scientists from Arab countries have converged in Tripoli for three-day conference aimed at inculcating a scientific culture among the experts and exchange Arab and international experience in the field. Full text...

  • Solar eclipse anticipated in Libya 3 October
    25 september 2005 20:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyans are expected to observe a solar eclipse 3 October, according to the national space science Centre. Full text...

  • Benin to host African computer research symposium
    13 september 2005 22:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The eighth African Symposium on Computer and Applied Mathematical Research will be held 6-9 November in Cotonou in Benin, the University Agency of the Francophonie said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • American firm launches biometric mouse in Kenya
    13 september 2005 17:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- American Power Conversion (APC) has launched a new biometric mouse password manager, an optical mouse with a personal fingerprint scanner that makes it easy for personal computer and laptop users to manage their passwords. Full text...

  • 9th "Highway Africa" conference underway in South Africa
    12 september 2005 23:16:00
    Grahamstone- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 400 participants including 350 journalists from 28 countries are taking part in the 9th "Highway Africa" Conference, which opened here Monday. Full text...

  • Controversy over goat serum deepens in Ghana
    12 september 2005 20:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian virologist Nana Kofi Ayisi on Monday dismissed statements of leading scientists in the country who suggested that a goat serum tested here said to be effective against the HIV-2 strain was fake and held no hope for patients living with the virus. Full text...

  • Tunisia to host international e-management meet
    11 september 2005 09:44:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia will host an international conference on information technology from 13 to 14 September in Tunis as part of the activities preceding the World Summit on the Information Society in November. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Telecoms forum opens in Yaounde
    06 september 2005 09:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) meeting is underway in Yaounde, Cameroon, under the theme: "ICT Business and Development: The challenge of access. Full text...

  • Siemens launches Africa science journalists contest
    01 september 2005 15:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Mobile phone manufacturers, Siemens, has launched the 2005 Africa Profile Awards competition for journalistic excellence in science and technology. Full text...

  • Over 800 attend world technology forum in Botswana
    31 august 2005 16:56:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Over 800 experts are attending a three-day World Information Technology Forum (WITFOR) 2005 that opened Wednesday in Botswana's capital, Gaborone. Full text...

  • Ethiopia plans ICT project for rural producers
    30 august 2005 11:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopian authorities are preparing to launch a national information and communication project costing 270 million birr (approximately $30. Full text...

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