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  • African scientists discuss biotechnology in Dakar
    22 november 2004 23:15:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Biotechnology, loosely defined as the biological processes in industry directed at benefiting consumers was the focus of a discussion Monday among West and Central African scientists meeting here. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Reunion sign accord to enhance ICTs
    20 november 2004 12:10:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Reunion Association of Information and Communication Technology Professionals (@rtic) Friday signed a second framework-agreement with the Reunion Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Research Institute (IREMIA) to reinforce an accord signed five years ago. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans 'technology village' for Abuja
    18 november 2004 14:14:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria plans to launch its own Silicon Valley, to be tagged "Technology Village", in the capital city of Abuja at a cost of about $400 million, minister of the federal capital territory, Nasir El-Rufai, has said. Full text...

  • Microsoft to train 500,000 students in NICTs in Africa
    17 november 2004 21:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Microsoft will train about 500,000 African students in New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs), Microsoft chairman Bill Gates announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • 10 years needed to lower risks of nuclear proliferation - IAEA
    16 november 2004 16:30:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- A better part of a decade will be needed for all the world's civil nuclear research reactors to be converted to run on fuel that possesses a lower risk of proliferation of weapons-grade high-enriched uranium (HEU), the UN atomic energy watchdog said in its latest update on the issue. Full text...

  • INTEL, UNESCO to develop guidelines for worldwide technology training
    09 november 2004 19:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- US-based world chip maker, Intel Corporation and UNESCO agreed Tuesday to collaborate on the development of a model curriculum or syllabus to improve the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in classrooms worldwide. Full text...

  • Arabo-African summit to discuss information technology
    08 november 2004 19:51:00
    Rabat- Morocco(PANA) -- An international conference aimed at following up the World Summit of Knowledge and Information (SMSI) will be held from 22 to 24 November in Marrakesh, 250 km south of Rabat, the Moroccan capital. Full text...

  • Chissano opens information technology conference
    08 november 2004 16:32:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano stressed in Maputo on Monday that Information and Communication Technologies now formed the backbone of the Entire economic, social and human development process. Full text...

  • Eyes in the sky for managing Africa's water
    05 november 2004 07:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The use of space technology to manage water resources in Africa will be top of the agenda next week in Pretoria when experts from Europe, Canada and the USA join 150 counterparts from 20 African countries for a three-day workshop to put the "Space for Water" initiative into action. Full text...

  • Microsoft launches IT teacher training programme in Kenya
    01 november 2004 11:00:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- In a bid to revamp information technology Africa and bridge the digital divide, computer software giant Microsoft Corporation has launched an Information Technology teacher training programme in Kenya. Full text...

  • CAR to open cyber shops in the provinces
    30 october 2004 14:01:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) government in conjunction with the French Foreign Affairs ministry, plans to set up three community-based internet centres in CAR provinces, official sources said in Bangui Saturday. Full text...

  • Microsoft official slates African tour
    27 october 2004 17:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Microsoft chief executive for Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Jean-Philippe Courtois, will this week meet with government officials and business leaders in Senegal, Gabon, Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa to discuss increased access to technology in schools on the continent. Full text...

  • Microsoft executive begins Africa visit Monday
    24 october 2004 17:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa, Europe and Middle East Microsoft chairman and managing director, Jean Philippe Courteois, is expected Monday in Senegal as part of a weeklong trip to Africa, official sources have said here. Full text...

  • Nigerian scientist Oyibo conducts workshop on his discovery
    19 october 2004 19:54:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Ofappit Institute of Technology, New York, is to organise a workshop here next week on the "God Almighty's Grand Unified Theorem" (GAGUT), popularised by renowned Nigerian scientist Gabriel Oyibo. Full text...

  • US firms in partnership with Uganda's Makerere
    09 october 2004 16:54:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- President Yoweri Museveni has commended US-based Unigraphics Solutions and Boeing Aerospace for fostering partnership with the Engineering Department of Makerere University in Kampala by offering courses related to design and product development meant to enhance and improve the quality of products manufactured in Uganda. Full text...

  • Chissano inaugurates second Computer Centre in Mozambique
    06 october 2004 18:12:00
    Inhambane- Mozambique, (PANA) -- President Joaquim Chissano Wednesday inaugurated a Provincial Digital Resource Centre (CPRD) in Mozambique's southern city of Inhambane, built with the help of the UN Development Programme (UNDP). Full text...

  • Nigerian science teachers, students clamour for Oyibo's GAGUT
    01 october 2004 20:31:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Science teachers and students in Nigeria have asked three-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Mathematical Physics, Professor Gabriel Oyibo to spend a week with them. Full text...

  • Third national computer conference ends in Libya
    30 september 2004 18:34:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The third national conference on computer science ended here Thursday after Libyans of varying backgrounds discussed the "reality and prospects" of the computer world. Full text...

  • South African pilot prepares for space odyssey
    29 september 2004 15:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African pilot was set to make history Wednesday by flying the world's first privately manned spacecraft into space in a voyage that could net his team 10 million dollars. Full text...

  • Nigerian seeks audience with AU, Commonwealth leaders
    25 september 2004 19:29:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Buoyed by increasing encouragement from his home country, the US-based Nigerian scientist, Gabriel Oyibo has appealed to President Olusegun Obsanjo to woo other world leaders to appreciate his efforts. Full text...

  • South African boy discovers cellphone charger on bicycle
    23 september 2004 20:52:00
    Grahamstown- South Africa (PANA) -- Sivuziwe Mzamo, a 17-year-old schoolboy from backwater town of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape Province, has discovered by chance a bicycle battery charger for cellphone. Full text...

  • International workshop on NICTs ends in Senegal
    21 september 2004 21:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 50 participants from West and Central African countries Tuesday ended a two-day capacity building workshop in Senegal in international negotiations on New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs), organisers said. Full text...

  • Swiss medics in DRC study African sleeping sickness
    15 september 2004 10:02:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Swiss Medical Institute at the Vanga hospital in the DR Congo province of Bandundu is currently researching on the DB 289 molecule as part of ongoing scientific efforts to revive the fight against African sleeping sickness. Full text...

  • Algeria plans to build satellites
    14 september 2004 17:07:00
    Algiers Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria plans to set up a micro-satellite plant in the Oran locality of Bir El Djir, according to National Space Agency Director M. Full text...

  • Bouteflika urges international solidarity on patents
    13 september 2004 21:35:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian president Abdelaziz Bouteflika urged industrialised countries Monday to stand by the developing world, noting that the former "have virtual monopoly on patents". Full text...

  • Oyibo lines up again for Nobel Prize in Maths, Physics
    13 september 2004 19:30:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Ahead of next month's selection of this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, African leaders and intellectuals are hoping Nigerian scientist Gabriel Oyibo gets the honour yet to be landed by a scholar from the continent. Full text...

  • Nigeria woos US-based scientist
    10 september 2004 18:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Barely two months after US-based Nigerian scientist Gabriel Oyibo called for support from African countries to help transform his discovery into development, his home government has invited him to head a new initiative, the Nigerian Experts and Academics in the Diaspora Scheme (NEADS). Full text...

  • Archaeologists find prehistoric city in Western Sahara
    20 august 2004 20:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The vestiges of a 15,000-year old ancient city traced to the Amazighe (Berber) civilisation have been discovered in Western Sahara, local press reports affirmed Friday. Full text...

  • International Bioethics Committee meets Monday
    19 august 2004 17:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO's International Bioethics Committee (IBC) will hold its 11th session from 23-24 August at UN educational agency's headquarters in Paris. Full text...

  • Call for African prize for Nigerian scientist, others
    18 august 2004 17:57:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A senior Nigerian official Wednesday called on African leaders to urgently create an international prize with financial value higher than the Nobel prize, in which a Nigerian scientist, Gabriel Oyibo, should be its first winner. Full text...

  • Cape Town Student Wins National Award for Women in Science
    16 august 2004 13:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Dr Janet Kelso, a post-doctoral student at the University of the Western Cape, has been awarded the prestigious "L'Oreal/UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Science, media reports said here Monday. Full text...

  • Libyan scientists meet in Tripoli
    10 august 2004 14:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The second meeting of young Libyan scientists will meet from 23 to 25 August in Muserata, 220 km east of Tripoli, the Libyan Union of Young Scientists decided in Tripoli Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian scientist says his discovery a boost to Africa
    09 august 2004 16:17:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigerian scientist and Nobel Prize nominee, Gabriel Oyibo, said in New York Monday his new science formula could be a platform for Africa to reassert itself in world leadership. Full text...

  • FAO official urges national policy on GMOs
    05 august 2004 10:25:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An official of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has urged governments to devise policy on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the face of international debate on the issue. Full text...

  • West African Ministers resolve to integrate ICT in education
    01 august 2004 12:21:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- West African Ministers of Education and other stakeholders from outside the region have pledged a "massive and systematic" application of information and communication technology (ICT) in the education sector in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Tunisian Broadcasting Office to get digital microwave soon
    31 july 2004 17:44:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Alcatel on Saturday announced that it has been awarded a contract of 12 million Euro to provide the Tunisian broadcasting offices (ONT) with a national digital microwave network. Full text...

  • S. African firm unveils customised education computers
    30 july 2004 18:07:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Cashing in on the ongoing sub-regional ministerial conference on the integration of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in Nigeria's capital Abuja, a South Africa-based firm is exhibiting a "low-cost, all-in-one personal computer" designed for education in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigeria moves to integrate ICTs in education sector
    28 july 2004 19:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has put in place necessary measures to facilitate the integration of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in education, Education Minister Fabian Osuji said in Abuja Wednesday. Full text...

  • Conference on integration of ICTs in education opens in Abuja
    28 july 2004 19:15:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar Wednesday in Abuja opened the sub-regional ministerial conference on the integration of ICTs (Information and Communications Technologies) in education, with a call on participants to examine the use and the relevance of appropriate ICTs in Africa. Full text...

  • Nigerian scientist appeals for US$10 million subvention
    26 july 2004 17:52:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- US-based Nigerian scientist and Nobel Prize nominee Gabriel Oyibo Monday appealed to the African Union (AU) for a 10 million-dollar annual subvention for his Ofappit Institute of Technology whose work, he said would boost Africa's development. Full text...

  • Senegal hosts science camp for West African girls
    25 july 2004 09:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Thirty-seven girls from nine West African countries are currently in Senegal attending the fifth camp for excellence in science and mathematics co-organised by the Malian intellectual, Cheikh Modibo Diarra and his Pathfinder Foundarion. Full text...

  • Ghana Telecom launches new Internet product
    20 july 2004 21:14:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Telecommunications Company Limited (Ghana Telecom) Tuesday launched a new Internet project the "Broadband 4U," which officials said would enable customers access some of the fastest Internet connections available. Full text...

  • Internet providers to establish "exchange" in Ghana
    14 july 2004 16:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Internet Service Providers Association (GISPA) will in October establish the "Ghana Internet Exchange" (GIX), to make Internet reliable and affordable. Full text...

  • Scientists excavate new fossils in northern Kenya
    12 july 2004 19:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Palaeontologists from the National Museum of Kenya on Sunday excavated a Homo sapiens fossil in the northern Samburu National Reserve estimated to be over 200,000 years old. Full text...

  • Kiswahili for Microsoft Windows in six months
    24 june 2004 09:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Several months after the African Union decided to include Kiswahili among its official languages, the software giant has announced plans to translate its Office software into Kiswahili to cater for the growing number of computer users in Africa. Full text...

  • First black South African joins nuclear medicine body
    25 may 2004 15:07:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The head of nuclear medicine at the Dr George Mukhari Hospital in Pretoria, Professor Mike Sathekge, has been appointed advisor to the World Federation of Nuclear Medicine, becoming the first black South African to join the Federation. Full text...

  • Mobile growth in Africa roots in fixed line services
    21 may 2004 22:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Despite the expected stunning growth of mobile communications in Africa, wireless and copper or fibre-optic backbone installations will continue to be a major part of extending telephony services to sub-Saharan Africa's population. Full text...

  • Young Malian inventor springs vote-processing ballot box
    21 may 2004 09:31:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- An automatic ballot box dubbed New Electoral Device (NOPEL), which instantly processes and registers the voter's choice has been invented by Alpha Alpha Sidiki Cissé, the young Malian inventor who hit the limelight in 1991 with a device for treating sickle cell sufferers. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou to host 6th edition of FRSIT
    19 may 2004 13:50:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The sixth edition of the National Forum of Scientific Research and Technological Innovations (FRSIT) convenes here 29 May to 5 June, organisers announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Govt reviews telecommunication policy in Ghana
    17 may 2004 20:47:00
    Kumasi- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ministry of Communications in Ghana said on Monday that it has begun reviewing policy implications and impacts of liberalisation and the marketing structure of the telecommunication industry to create competitive avenues for the industry to thrive and expand. Full text...

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