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  • Bill Gates announces plans for cheap Internet service
    12 july 2006 11:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Microsoft founder and chairman, Bill Gates, has announced that his firm is in the process of partnering with South African cellular operator MTN to help bring affordable broadband Internet connectivity to the country. Full text...

  • Ghana seeks Chinese loan to extend ICT in rural areas
    11 july 2006 22:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Government is negotiating for a $30-million Chinese concessionary loan to speed up Information Communication Technology (ICT) connectivity to rural areas. Full text...

  • Guebuza seeks rapid spread of ICTs in Africa
    10 july 2006 19:55:00
    Cape Town- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Monday invited all cooperation partners, and the Microsoft Corporation in particular, to join the efforts of Mozambique and Africa to harness information and communication technologies to development programmes. Full text...

  • Ethiopia laments exodus of ICT experts
    10 july 2006 18:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia's bid to promote a home-grown Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is being frustrated by the exodus of indigenous professionals, Capacity Building Minister Teferra Waluwa, revealed here Monday. Full text...

  • Gates, Clinton to address African IT conference in Cape Town
    10 july 2006 18:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and former US President Bill Clinton have arrived in Cape Town to address a two-day conference of African government leaders on use of Information Technology (IT) to promote social and economic development. Full text...

  • SADC science, technology ministers to meet in Pretoria
    05 july 2006 15:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Ministers of Science and Technology in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will hold a one-day conference Friday in Pretoria to prepare for the SADC Summit slated for Lesotho in August. Full text...

  • Young African scientists convene in Ghana
    27 june 2006 09:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Second African Regional Youth Congress on Science and Technology entered its second day here Tuesday with participants discussing best practices to tap science and technology for food security and improved health in Africa. Full text...

  • Kenyan scientist lands top honours for medical research
    22 june 2006 10:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) --Kenyan scientist Davy Koech, revered for earth- breaking discovery of Kemron, a drug which sought to address the nutritional aspects of the HIV/AIDS, has been given an award from the prestigious Australian-Asian Institute of Civil Leadership for his scientific escapades. Full text...

  • Telecomms regulation still failing in Africa, say experts
    05 june 2006 18:58:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The liberalisation of the Telecommunications sector, started some years ago in Africa to meet the new demands of globalisation but also to allow the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) facilities and their easy availability to disadvantaged populations, has not yet brought the desired changes, according to ICT experts here. Full text...

  • World engineers meet in Yaounde on Monday
    02 june 2006 17:45:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) plans to convene an international conference here Monday under the theme: "Engineers and sustainable development in Africa: African solution to African problems". Full text...

  • South Africa leader in radio frequency identity
    25 may 2006 10:15:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has become a world- leader in the field of radio frequency identity (RFID) tracking, tagging everything from endangered species in the bush to inmates in prison and guarding babies against abduction in maternity wards. Full text...

  • Congolese wins Swiss chemistry prize
    19 may 2006 15:05:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A 32-year-old Congolese woman, Karine Ndjoko, has won the Alfred Vogel Prize for her thesis written at the Pharmacognosy and Phytochemical Institute (IP) at the Lausanne University, according to a Swiss newspaper. Full text...

  • Malian heads African nuclear science research body
    09 may 2006 08:51:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian Lancine Sylla has been appointed head of the African Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research (AFRA), an intergovernmental body to promote the development and application of nuclear science and technology in Africa. Full text...

  • Kenyans to have mobile Internet technology
    25 april 2006 19:52:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa Online, a Kenyan firm with operations in nine African countries, on Tuesday launched a new telecommunication linkage service, providing users with mobile Internet and voice on Internet connections. Full text...

  • PM Diogo opens IFORD meeting in Maputo
    24 april 2006 21:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo stressed on Monday that the government was determined to promote the inclusion of rural communities in the development of the country based on science and technology. Full text...

  • Libya signs to improve govt database
    24 april 2006 14:46:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan general Office on Documentation and Communications and an American company specialised in the implementation of geographical data plans and programmes have signed a co-operation accord to improve government's database in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Scientists trace roots of ape-man in Ethiopia
    12 april 2006 14:58:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Scientists working in Middle Awash valley of Afar Region in eastern Ethiopia Wednesday announced the discovery of fossils they claim help define the origin of the ape-man genus, 'Australopethicus'. Full text...

  • Intelsat, ASECNA in multi-million dollar satellite deal
    30 march 2006 11:55:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Intelsat, a global communications service provider, has announced the signing of a multimillion dollar contract with the Agency for the Safety of Aerial Navigation in Africa and Madagascar (ASECNA) to expand its satellite capacity. Full text...

  • Over 1,200 tourists watched solar eclipse in Niger
    29 march 2006 11:58:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- More than 1,200 tourists joined hundreds of thousands of locals in Agadez, Niger to watch the solar eclipse that took place Wednesday at about 10:35 local time, Tourism minister Amadou Nouhou disclosed. Full text...

  • Ghana goes dark as millions watch total solar eclipse
    29 march 2006 11:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Sirens blared across Accra, the Ghanaian capital, shortly after 0908 hours GMT as the nation went dark in an experience of a total eclipse of the sun. Full text...

  • Delegates prod Libya on electric, electronics research
    27 march 2006 12:04:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Delegates at the fourth international conference on electric and electronic engineering have called for the promotion of scientific research and cooperation with universities, research centres and specialised institutions at the national, regional and global levels. Full text...

  • Ghanaians anticipate total solar eclipse
    24 march 2006 22:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- For millions of people on the southern third of Ghana, March 29, 2006 is a day they are anxiously waiting for. Full text...

  • Secret devices disguised as cell phones found in boardrooms
    23 march 2006 12:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Modified mobile phones -- which can be acquired for as little as US$1,000 over the Internet -- have been found in some of South Africa's corporate boardrooms hidden and awaiting remote activation for use as remote listening devices. Full text...

  • 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...

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