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  • 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...

  • Kenya to manufacture Aloe Vera products
    25 august 2005 20:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya is soon to have a production plant for processing medicinal and other products from the Aloe Vera medicinal herb, according to Dr Mathew Chemelil, university don and scientist. Full text...

  • New computer virus spews fear in South Africa
    22 august 2005 09:02:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A fast-moving computer worm attacking IT systems in the United States, UK, Asia and Germany is sending a wave of alarm in South Africa. Full text...

  • New book documents S.African meteorite crash
    19 august 2005 16:51:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A meteorite that crashed into the earth near Vredefort in South Africa's Free State millions of years ago is the single greatest geological catastrophe yet uncovered on the planet, says a sciesntist. Full text...

  • WSIS Committee, Microsoft sign partnership agreement in Tunis
    06 august 2005 11:32:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The World Summit of the Information Society's (WSIS) Organising Committee (COSMSI) has signed a partnership agreement in Tunis with Microsoft, North Africa. Full text...

  • Oldest known dinosaur embryos identified
    29 july 2005 14:18:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Two 190-million-year- old dinosaur embryos, out of a group of seven eggs, discovered in South Africa have been identified as the world's oldest dinosaur embryos found to date, a University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) scientist said Friday in Johannesburg. Full text...

  • UN, Italy sign ICT training agreement
    28 july 2005 16:43:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- An agreement to establish a mechanism for multilateral financing for a project to develop Mozambican human resources in the sphere of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) was signed Thursday in Maputo, the country's capital. Full text...

  • Nigeria plans to put man in space
    28 july 2005 14:28:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo said Thursday Nigeria would put a Nigerian astronaut in space in the next 15-20 years, and he challenged Nigerian scientists at home and in the Diaspora to work towards achieving this feat. Full text...

  • UAE-based satellite firm, Thuraya expands Africa reach
    27 july 2005 12:36:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Thuraya, a satellite solutions firm based in the Gulf State of United Arab Emirates (UAE) said it had expanded coverage in Africa with the use of its second satellite. Full text...

  • SA firm signs high-tech security systems deal with Korean company
    26 july 2005 07:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's security systems firm Dex Security Solutions, has signed a contract with a leading South Korean technology company, Techsphere for the acquisition of an advanced infrared vein scanner system. Full text...

  • South African bank offers space travel incentive
    22 july 2005 07:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- One South African will win a trip into space this year as a result of an extraordinary competition being offered by one of the country's leading banks. Full text...

  • Algeria to equip every family with PC by 2010
    19 july 2005 19:53:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Algerian government intends to equip every Algerian family with a personal computer by 2010, official sources said on Tuesday here. Full text...

  • South Africa to phase out use of high-enriched uranium
    18 july 2005 13:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Minister of Minerals and Energy, Lindiwe Hendricks has announced that the SAFARI-1 nuclear research reactor of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) located at Pelindaba, north-west of Pretoria will be converted from using High Enriched Uranium (HEU) to Low Enriched Uranium (LEU). Full text...

  • Africa Online invests millions in Internet expansion
    13 july 2005 09:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A Pan-African Internet Service Provider (ISP), Africa Online, on Tuesday unveiled a US$2. Full text...

  • 1,000 Kenya post offices to get ICT facilities
    10 july 2005 13:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Postal Corporation of Kenya has started installing information and communication technology facilities in its offices countrywide to facilitate financial transactions locally and internationally, a senior government official announced Sunday. Full text...

  • LIJAF seeks to reduce digital divide of Africa
    08 july 2005 19:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The International League of Journalists for Africa (LIJAF) said the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) is "a chance for the African press to make itself heard in a world where the domination of information multinationals has marginalised it. Full text...

  • World digital solidarity agency set up in Lyon
    08 july 2005 19:34:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A World Digital Solidarity Agency (ASN), aimed at reducing the gap between the North and South in the area of new information and communication technology (NICT), has opened its doors in Lyon (southeast of France), official sources have said. Full text...

  • Arabcom 2005 opens in Tunis
    29 june 2005 20:38:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Arabcom 2005, the eighth International Telecom Development Forum and Expo for the Arab world and North Africa, opened Wednesday in Tunis with over 500 participants attending. Full text...

  • Africa loses billions for failure to embrace technology
    28 june 2005 12:54:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa needs to catch up with the rest of the world in the multi-billion dollar information communication technology for it to be integrated into the global communication systems, a Kenyan official said on Tuesday here. Full text...

  • NGOs oppose holding of World Information Summit in Tunis
    24 june 2005 19:30:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Citing breaches of freedom of expression and information in Tunisia, a number of NGOs Friday in Paris protested the holding of the next World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis. Full text...

  • Biotechnology meeting opens in Bamako
    21 june 2005 22:23:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- A ministerial conference of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on biotechnology opened Tuesday in Bamako, with "Strategy and action for sustainable agricultural production without endangering man and environment" as its theme. Full text...

  • Sweden supports Mozambique's Science and Tech Ministry
    21 june 2005 18:29:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) has pledged 385,000 US-dollar support to Mozambique's Science and Technology Ministry. Full text...

  • Algeria targets millions of mobile phone clients
    15 june 2005 10:45:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria will by late August set a new record in the number of mobile phone subscribers, with leading operators Mobilis, Djezzy and Nedjma targeting eight million customers. Full text...

  • Egypt joins Arab nations with communication satellites
    08 june 2005 10:41:00
    Cairo- Egypt, (PANA) -- The Egyptian information ministry has revealed that Egyptian authorities signed a pact with Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkoto for the Arab country to launch communication satellites from the Baikonour base. Full text...

  • Fair on information technologies opens in Tripoli
    29 may 2005 20:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The first communication and information technology fair organised by the Libyan general company of telecommunication opened Sunday in Tripoli under the theme "Technology 2005". Full text...

  • Kenyan bodies research traditional herbal medicine
    29 may 2005 14:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A local public university and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) have embarked on a four-year herbal medicine research project to make traditional medicine effective, safe and acceptable to many users. Full text...

  • Angolan specialist to head UN science body
    27 may 2005 22:56:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Deputy Science and Technology Minister Pedro Teta has been elected in Geneva (Switzerland) to lead the UN Science and Technology Commission for two years, official sources disclosed here Friday. Full text...

  • Francophone numeric university opens in Ouagadougou in June
    21 may 2005 13:59:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The World Francophone Numeric University (UNFM) opens its doors here on 28 June at the initiative of the Malian born NASA interplanetary cosmonaut Cheick Modibo Diarra of Mali, official sources revealed in the Burkina capital. Full text...

  • Niger plans biotechnology institute
    18 may 2005 19:21:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The minister of higher education in Niamey, Dr Galadima Ousmane has disclosed that, with support from the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), Niger plans to create an autonomous biotechnology institute that will have a regional vocation. Full text...

  • Poverty widening digital divide, says ICT official
    18 may 2005 12:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Due to financial constraints dogging most African countries, the digital divide between developed and developing world has been rising steadily over the years, a communication official has said. Full text...

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