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  • Africa forges common front to develop ICT
    04 february 2005 23:49:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A three-day Preparatory Conference on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) wound up here Friday with a pledge to forge a common front to build an information society inclusive of all stakeholders, notably governments, the private sector, civil society and international organisations. Full text...

  • Africa seeks donor assistance in ICT funding
    04 february 2005 21:14:00
    Accra- Ghana (PNA) -- Participants at a African Regional Preparatory Conference on the next World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) tasked development partners and the business community Thursday to fund the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in Africa. Full text...

  • Experts stress common ICT vision for Africa
    02 february 2005 19:32:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Africa needs a common standpoint on Information and Communication Technology in order to bridge the digital divide between it and the developed world, regional leaders and experts stressed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • ECA official urges African leaders to budget for ICT
    02 february 2005 18:37:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- An official of the UN Economic Commission of Africa (ECA) Wednesday said African leaders must take "a bold and innovative step" to make budgetary allocation for information communication technology (ICT) as a show of readiness to develop the sector. Full text...

  • Kufuor solicits media role in demystifying NICTs in Africa
    02 february 2005 18:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian president John Kufuor Wednesday urged the media in Africa to help demystify the new information and communications technologies (NICTs) by educating the people on this new global thrust. Full text...

  • France expects Niger to probe smuggled artefacts
    31 january 2005 22:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France expects the authorities in Niamey to push for an international rogatory commission to probe the trafficking of 485 Niger archaeological pieces seized at Roissy- Charles de Gaulle airport near Paris, French official sources said Monday. Full text...

  • Ghana to host ICT summit next week
    28 january 2005 14:58:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Presidents Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, Paul Kagame of Rwanda and Yahya Jammeh of Gambia will attend the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) scheduled to begin in Accra, Ghana, starting on 2 February. Full text...

  • Ethiopia ticks another landmark on human evolution
    21 january 2005 15:12:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Chemical analysis of a skeletal fossil recently unearthed in north-eastern Ethiopia would broaden global understanding of the evolution of mankind, the leader of a team of scientists who discovered the remains said here Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria has no nuclear power ambition, says Obasanjo
    18 january 2005 16:24:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo said Tuesday Nigeria had no interest in becoming a nuclear power. Full text...

  • Gambia in e-governance pilot project
    11 january 2005 23:39:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambia has begun a pilot project in e- governance with assistance from the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), information secretary (minister), Dr. Full text...

  • Nigerian scientist challenges experts on his discovery
    10 january 2005 17:16:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigerian scientist Gabriel Oyibo has challenged fellow mathematicians and physicists to controvert his newly-discovered "Gi,j = 0" equation. Full text...

  • Will the STRC measure up to critical thought?
    23 december 2004 19:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- When he addressed the Botswana Parliament in March last year on the question of Africa's "regeneration," President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa admitted that creating efficient and viable institutions to ensure peace, human rights, prosperity and social cohesion remains a big challenge to the continent. Full text...

  • Nokia picks Ethiopia to train experts on ICT products
    23 december 2004 14:48:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Finland-based Nokia, a world leader in mobile communications, has selected Ethiopia's Graduate School of Telecommunications and Information Technology (GSTIT) as its preferred training provider in Sub-Saharan Africa. Full text...

  • Will the STRC measure up to critical thought?
    22 december 2004 19:46:00
    -in March last year on the question of Africa's "re-generation," President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa admitted that creating efficient and viable institutions to ensure peace, human rights, prosperity and social cohesion remains a big challenge to the continent. ) Full text...

  • eSys Technologies targets larger North African markets
    20 december 2004 17:41:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- eSys Technologies Monday said the opening of a representative office in Morocco would boost its revenue by 8 percent in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Full text...

  • Nigeria, China sign satellite contract
    16 december 2004 14:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and China have signed a contract for the design, manufacture and launch of the Nigerian communication satellite-1 (NIGCOMSAT-1), the local press reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Cape Town exhibition shows future space travel
    29 november 2004 08:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An exhibition on 'space transporters of the next generation' opened here at the weekend featuring fictitious flights showing what the space missions of tomorrow might look like. Full text...

  • Regional centre to tackle Africa's agricultural woes opens
    25 november 2004 17:25:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has become the first country to host a New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)-sponsored high technology facility geared towards re-engineering the continent's rapidly diminishing agricultural potential and reversing losses. Full text...

  • Biotechnology consultation ends in Dakar
    25 november 2004 12:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa cannot afford to lag behind in the pursuit of biotechnology if the continent wants to achieve sustainable development in an increasingly competitive world, according to a consultation held in the Senegalese capital of Dakar. Full text...

  • 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...

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