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  • 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...

  • World Telecommunications Day is on Tuesday
    17 may 2005 09:27:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Making the Internet cheaper and more accessible to all will be the challenges of the Phase II of the Tunis Summit on Information Society (WSIS), according to the International Telecommunications Union on Tuesday during the observation of the World Telecommunication Day. Full text...

  • Cape Town hosts annual Global Standards conference
    16 may 2005 10:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The annual Global Standards Conference opened here Monday with delegates from over 100 countries attending to launch the new international Radio Frequency Identification system. Full text...

  • Top scientists receive Oppenheimer Fellowships
    13 may 2005 09:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Trustees of the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust have announced Professors Igor Barashenkov and Frank Brombacher of the University of Cape Town as the recipients of the prestigious Harry Oppenheimer Fellowship Awards, media reports said Friday. Full text...

  • African science body sets up headquarters in Nairobi
    12 may 2005 17:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Government of Kenya and the African Academy of Sciences have signed a headquarters agreement for the location of the academy in Nairobi, media reports Thursday quoted Kenya foreign minister Ali Mwakwere as disclosing. Full text...

  • India offers to ease African links via satellite
    12 may 2005 10:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- India has offered to set up a pan-African satellite interconnection system that would facilitate communication among African leaders and with the African Union (AU) headquarters here. Full text...

  • South Africa commemorates National Science Week
    12 may 2005 09:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (ministry) is taking place throughout the country. Full text...

  • India offers to ease African links via satellite
    11 may 2005 08:05:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- India has offered to set up a pan-African satellite interconnection system that would facilitate communication among African leaders and with the African Union (AU) headquarters here. Full text...

  • Tunisia to benefit from Microsoft UP grants
    05 may 2005 09:09:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- US software giant Microsoft has announced the granting of seven Unlimited Potential (UP) grants to organisations across several Arab countries, including Tunisia. Full text...

  • Researcher sues for anti-venom serums banks in Africa
    29 april 2005 16:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- A researcher at the Research Institute for Development (IRD) has called for the setting up of anti-venom serums banks in Africa, considering the number of cases of venomous snake bites on the continent annually. Full text...

  • Africans call for digital solidarity fund
    19 april 2005 17:01:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- French-speaking African member states of the Islamic Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO) on Tuesday in Nouakchott called for the creation of a fund to support digital solidarity. Full text...

  • Belgian scientists carry out researches on plants
    15 april 2005 22:20:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A team of Belgian researchers from Antwerp University is currently visiting Kinshasa to carry out studies on the DR Congo's medicinal plants and set certification standards for the drugs produced from the plants. Full text...

  • New study focuses renewable energy potential in South Africa
    13 april 2005 08:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- As fossil fuel prices come under increasing global attention, a new independent study launched here shows how South Africa can reduce its dependence on fossil fuels, starting in the electricity sector, media reports said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Tunisia connects onto 'Sea-Me-We 4' telecom network
    31 march 2005 13:16:00
    Bizerte- Tunisia (PANA) -- The minister of communications technologies in Tunisia, Montassar Ouaïli has begun finalising works to have Tunisia connected to the international submarine communication network "Sea-Me-We 4" that reaches southeastern Asia via Europe and the Middle East. Full text...

  • Morocco hosts Maghreb NICT workshop
    01 march 2005 23:10:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- An international workshop on new information and communication technologies (NICT) opened Tuesday in the northern Moroccan city of Tangiers focusing their contribution to the development of e-trade in the Maghreb. Full text...

  • Bio group accuses anti-GM group of misdirecting public
    25 february 2005 13:23:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A grouping of biotechnology stakeholders, AfricaBio has expressed concern at a High Court order in South Africa granting Biowatch, a lobby group opposed to genetically modified organisms access to information pertaining to imports, exports, trials and general release of GMO approvals granted to date. Full text...

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