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  • 45 million Africans for access to ICTs by 2010
    30 october 2006 22:52:00
    Lyon- France (PANA) – The president of the Microso-ft computer software manufacturer, Bill Gates is determined to enable 45 million Africans to gain access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) by 2010, Africa Director of the Microsoft American Group disclosed in the southeastern French city of Lyon. Full text...

  • International meeting against nuclear terrorism opens in Rabat
    30 october 2006 19:25:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) - – The first meeting on the global initiative against nuclear terrorism opened here Monday with many countries, including the US, which has declared war on terror represented. Full text...

  • Mozambique gets more Internet service providers
    20 october 2006 22:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique now has more than 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs), from just one in the 1990s, with some 600,000 people using the services in the country some 19 million. Full text...

  • China, Mozambique to exchange science staff
    20 october 2006 19:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique and China have established basic principles to allow staff in the area of science and technology from both countries to exchange experiences and knowledge. Full text...

  • Botswana, Zimbabwe sign NEPAD info infrastructure protocol
    17 october 2006 22:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe and Botswana have signed the protocol on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Infrastructure Project. Full text...

  • Guebuza opens Forum of satellite products users in Africa
    16 october 2006 20:21:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza said here Monday that opportunities provided by satellite technology should be shared by in a partnership that benefits all of humanity. Full text...

  • EASSy cable to connect Africa moves one step closer
    16 october 2006 17:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) e-Africa Commission on Monday began hosting a ceremony here for the signing of a protocol on the broadband ICT infrastructure network project - including the Eastern Africa sub-marine system (EASSy cable). Full text...

  • South Africa to head Nuclear Suppliers Group
    13 october 2006 16:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa was elected chairperson of the Nuclear Suppliers Group for 2007-2008, at the group's consultative meeting held Thursday in Vienna, Austria. Full text...

  • Microsoft donates 12 computers to Gambia govt
    12 october 2006 18:52:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – Microsoft Company has pres-ented 12 computers with accessories to the Gambian government, an official press release said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian engineer makes mark in semiconductor industry
    12 october 2006 09:05:00
    New York (PANA) -- When he left Nigeria in 1975 for America, Emeka Uzoh's simple goal was to pursue higher education in a safer environment than in post-civil war Nigeria. Full text...

  • Rwanda launches NEPAD e-school project
    08 october 2006 13:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame has officially launched the NEPAD e-schools demonstration project, making Rwanda the fifth country to do so, according to NEPAD's official bulletin. Full text...

  • Researcher proposes photovoltaic power stations for Africa
    02 october 2006 20:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – A Senegalese researcher, At-ta Diop, on Monday proposed in Paris the installation of solar energy power stations to help meet the Africa's electricity needs and lessen the burden of the soaring oil prices. Full text...

  • Ministers say science, technology key to Africa's development
    01 october 2006 13:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Science and Technology Ministers from six African nations have underscored the need to develop appropriate structures to facilitate the movement of experts and sharing of resources to enable cooperation in science, technology and innovation in the region, according to NEPAD's official bulletin. Full text...

  • Mozambique counts on Bill Gates help to develop IT industry
    29 september 2006 20:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government banks on support from American software giant Microsoft to develop the country's Information and Communications Technology industry, Science and Technology Minister Venancio Massingue has said here. Full text...

  • Scientist urges Ghana to develop nuclear energy
    25 september 2006 21:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian nuclear physicist Edmund Osae, Monday called on the country to develop nuclear energy to help address is electricity problems. Full text...

  • Skeleton of three million year-old-girl unearthed in Ethiopia
    20 september 2006 17:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Scientists working in Ethiopia Wednesday announced the discovery of the earliest and most complete skeleton of a juvenile human ancestor ever found in the world. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host Digital World conference
    09 september 2006 10:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to host a two-day Digital World Conference on Information Communications and Technology (ICT) in Abuja from Tuesday, organisers said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroon reels under low ICTs coverage
    08 september 2006 13:21:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) - – The level of access to the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Cameroon is still low, Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Bello Bouba Maïgari lamented Thursday in a survey report here. Full text...

  • Symposium on neurosciences for Kinshasa Thursday
    30 august 2006 21:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An international symposium on neurosciences organised by the Association for the promotion of neurosciences (APRONES) opens Thursday in Kinshasa, according to Dr Tharcisse Kayembe Kalala, president of APRONES. Full text...

  • African Ministers discuss Indian Ocean fibre optic technology
    29 august 2006 18:26:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Ministers in charge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) from 23 East and Southern African countries are meeting here on a protocol for the implementation of an underwater fibre optic cable in the Indian Ocean region. Full text...

  • Mayotte maps seabed
    28 august 2006 08:58:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) – A scientific mission- made up of 20 researchers is in Mayotte to map the seabed, sources revealed in St Denis, the capital of Reunion. Full text...

  • Nigeria cars to run on 10% ethanol by year's end
    24 august 2006 14:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Cars in Nigeria will start running on a combination of petrol and 10 per cent ethanol from the last quarter of 2006, the local media reported Thursday, quoting the Minister of State for Petroleum, Edmund Daukoru. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host NEPAD ICT signing ceremony
    20 august 2006 10:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rwanda will host a protocol signing ceremony of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministers from Eastern and Southern Africa participating in the NEPAD broadband infrastructure network, including the Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSY) cable, in Kigali 28-29 August. Full text...

  • Southern African Large Telescope Records First Major Discovery
    18 august 2006 15:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Astronomers at the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) have made public their first serious scientific results - a study of a binary star system 400 light years away from earth. Full text...

  • Local NGO to set up ICTs in eastern Guinean city
    11 august 2006 16:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – A local NGO plans to open a- multimedia centre to train youngsters on new information and communication technologies shortly in Guinea's eastern city of Kankan, according to Amara Camara, promoter of the project. Full text...

  • Nigeria to go nuclear in 10 years
    31 july 2006 17:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to commission its first nuclear plant in 10 to 12 years time, but the acquisition of nuclear technology would be for peaceful purposes, President Olusegun Obasanjo announced here Monday. Full text...

  • African experts focus pros and cons of GM research
    25 july 2006 19:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa might in future be forced to consume genetically modified food products from other continents if it failed to develop adequate research capacity on genetic modification, a panel of experts warned here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian scientists produce heat-resistant chocolate
    18 july 2006 11:37:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian scientists have produced a brand of heat-resistant chocolate in what is being regarded as a major breakthrough in food science, the "British Food Journal" has reported in its latest issue. Full text...

  • 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...

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