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  • African to launch first satellite by 2006
    23 september 2003 23:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Preparations to launch Africa's first telecommunication satellite in February-March 2006 will dominate the board of directors meeting of the Regional African Satellite Communication Organisation (RASCOM) which opened in Yaounde Tuesday. Full text...

  • Archaeologists unearth dinosaur bones in Morocco
    23 september 2003 19:40:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Bones of the world's oldest dinosaur "Tazoudasaurus naimi", named after a village in Morocco's Atlas Mountains, were presented to the public here Monday. Full text...

  • Funding facility awaits Congolese inventors
    09 september 2003 19:17:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese researchers and inventors with projects based on technological innovation are poised to benefit from financial assistance offered by the African Intellectual Property Organisation (AIPO), press reports said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Islamic nations discuss science, technology education
    07 september 2003 15:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Higher Education and Scientific Ministers from Islamic nations are holding their second conference here focusing on the elaboration of a strategy to develop science and technology education in Islamic countries. Full text...

  • IPED, CRESH sign cooperation agreement
    01 september 2003 23:51:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Pan-African Education Institute for Development (IPED) and the Research Centre in Human Sciences at the University of Kinshasa (CRESH) have signed a cooperation agreement, sources affirmed here Monday. Full text...

  • Cape Town wins prestigious Internet award
    06 august 2003 07:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- An Internet project by the Cape Town city council has won the 2003 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award for its efforts to provide free access to computers and the Internet to all the people of Cape Town. Full text...

  • Nigeria now launches first satellite in September
    31 july 2003 10:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government announced in Abuja Wednesday the country's first satellite would now be launched in Russia 28 September, instead of the old date of August. Full text...

  • Ugandan pupils benefit from Rotary computer project
    15 july 2003 18:44:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A 14-member team comprising adults and teenagers from Seattle in the US State of Washington are using high-tech skills in computer installation and maintenance to improve the know-how of students at five schools in Uganda's Masaka district. Full text...

  • 36 African countries join the Chemical Weapons Convention
    07 july 2003 08:36:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Thirty-six African countries have joined the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), it was disclosed here Monday. Full text...

  • Giant dinosaur specimen discovered in South Africa
    03 july 2003 16:19:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A young scientist at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand has discovered a new dinosaur specimen. Full text...

  • Camera for Africa's giant eye snaps first pictures
    01 july 2003 13:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Scientists and engineers working on the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) camera have achieved "engineering first light," successfully using this digital camera to snap test pictures of galaxies and stars. Full text...

  • Tunisia to host world Mathematics congress
    28 june 2003 18:22:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia will host the world Mathematics congress in 2004, sources at the ministry of Higher Education affirmed here Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenya marks Africa's Scientific Day
    25 june 2003 19:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya Wednesday marked the Scientific Revival Day in Africa with critics lamenting what they intimated was a rather low level of interest in invention across the continent. Full text...

  • South African team appeals for Biotech help from US
    24 june 2003 12:49:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A delegation of South African educators, scientists and farmers on Monday appealed to US policymakers to help Africa gain faster access to new agricultural technologies, including biotechnology. Full text...

  • African experts welcome US-funded biosafety support programme
    17 june 2003 12:48:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African agricultural scientists and their counterparts in the North are keenly watching a new initiative launched by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to support biosafety policy, research and capacity in developing countries. Full text...

  • Congolese civil society meets on NICTs
    11 june 2003 22:56:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A roundtable of the civil society devoted to new information and communication technologies (NICTs) started on Wednesday in Brazzaville aimed at bringing together all the actors interested in issues relating to NICTs. Full text...

  • Tunisia researcher lands photovoltaic solar energy award
    10 june 2003 19:39:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Dr Ahmed Bouazzi, senior lecturer at Tunis-El Manar University has been awarded the prize for best research at the 3rd world photovoltaic energy congress held in Japan, for his study entitled 'Net metering and its impact on PV program in Tunisia". Full text...

  • Cotonou hosts NGOs' workshop on NICTs
    04 june 2003 09:51:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Some 30 representatives of West African NGOs began a meeting in Cotonou, Benin, Tuesday on the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs). Full text...

  • Senior Kenyan scientist Thomas Odhiambo dies
    27 may 2003 17:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Renown international scientist Professor Thomas Odhiambo (72) of Kenya died Tuesday at Nairobi Hospital due to heart complications, his family members reported. Full text...

  • ECA promotes e-concepts for Africa's development
    12 may 2003 12:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Statistics as a management tool, if timely and accurately produced, should contribute to the African development agenda, the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, K. Full text...

  • Kenyan meteorologists decry obsolete equipment
    08 may 2003 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya government needs over US$1. Full text...

  • Internet covers Libreville but must move inland
    06 may 2003 22:33:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Cybercafés are no longer a luxury to central Libreville as in the past. Full text...

  • Benin has NICT development policy
    02 may 2003 23:21:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Beninese government has a policy and development strategy in the area of the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICT), "spelling out the ambitions of an expanded and open information society by 2025," Information and New Communication Technologies Minister Gaston Zossou said. Full text...

  • Cameroon plays down threats from Bepposax debris
    01 may 2003 19:14:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Cameroon's Civil Protection director Jean Pierre Nana Wednesday dismissed fears about debris from the disintegrated Italian satellite Bepposax falling in the country. Full text...

  • ESMT, a model of success in Africa
    30 april 2003 15:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Telecommunications Multinational Advanced School (ESMT) aims to become a centre of excellence for capacity building and the development of competence in human resources for efficient management of the telecommunications sector in Africa, according to its director general, Idrissa Toure. Full text...

  • Nigerian Airspace agency warns public about expired satellite
    29 april 2003 11:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has warned the public that fragments of an expired Italian satellite may fall within the country's territory between 29 and 30 April. Full text...

  • African Virtual University holds fundraising 28-29 April
    25 april 2003 21:13:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The ministry of higher education in Morocco on Friday announced an international fundraising conference for the African Virtual University (UVA --Université virtuelle africaine") scheduled 28-29 April in Marrakech. Full text...

  • S. Africa promotes awareness of DNA's discovery
    25 april 2003 16:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The discovery of the three- dimensional molecular structure of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) occurred 50 years ago on Friday, and the South African government has initiated a programme to raise awareness about the significance of the event. Full text...

  • South Africa's foot skeleton dated to 4.17 million years
    25 april 2003 16:14:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg Friday announced the first absolute dates for hominids from South Africa, saying the 'Little Foot skeleton' also known as StW 573 lived about 4. Full text...

  • South African team creates DNA libraries
    24 april 2003 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Along with scientists from Europe and China, researchers at the University of Western Cape (UWC) Thursday announced they are ready to exploit the largely unexplored microbial resources found in the extreme environments of mainland China. Full text...

  • US firm to establish business centres at Nigerian airports
    17 april 2003 11:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- US-based NIS Solutions Inc plans to establish business centres with high-speed data, telephony and video connections at major Nigerian airports, the US Consulate in Nigeria said in a statement. Full text...

  • South African astronaut supports computer learning
    02 april 2003 12:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Cape Town billionaire Mark Shuttleworth who became the first South African to fly to space last year, is continuing to support children's education in the country. Full text...

  • SciFest 2003 highlights search for black role models
    31 march 2003 11:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A number of black role models, including a top US astronomer, are hosting events and workshops at this year's Sasol SciFest in Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape. Full text...

  • Camdessus' water report nails Africa at Kyoto summit
    07 march 2003 19:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- In the run-up to the third World Water Forum currently underway in Kyoto, Japan, Michel Camdessus, team leader of one of the planning committees, said Africa was way behind objectives set for the Millennium Development goals. Full text...

  • South African academy to boost maths, science
    06 march 2003 15:09:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Western Cape Premier Marthinus Van Schalkwyk has announced the opening of a maths, science and technology academy in the province next week. Full text...

  • Mauritanian President receives UNESCO Award
    03 march 2003 21:46:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Maaouya ould Sid'Ahmed Taya has received in Paris a UNESCO Gold Medal for his efforts in the development of education and knowledge, officials said in Nouakchott Monday. Full text...

  • Pretoria unveils first-ever Ka Band satellite-tracking antenna
    01 march 2003 16:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's technology has reached a new milestone after Arts, Culture, Science and Technology Minister Ben Ngubane inaugurated the world's first Ka Band satellite-tracking antenna in Pretoria this week. Full text...

  • Cape Town palaeontologist to search for Saharan fossils
    27 february 2003 12:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A well-known palaeontologist at Cape Town's Iziko Museum, Dr Roger Smith has been invited to join an international pioneering expedition to the southern Sahara in Niger. Full text...

  • South Africa to bid for multi-billion rand telescope
    21 february 2003 10:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa is to launch a bid to host the biggest and most expensive radio telescope ever built, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Full text...

  • Nigeria Internet Group expands its operation
    20 february 2003 16:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) has acquired the necessary equipment to host a ". Full text...

  • UNESCO and Oréal to award women in science on 27 February
    18 february 2003 13:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO and Oréal plan to award their prizes for Women and Science on 27 February at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Full text...

  • Algeria, Russia to build amphibious aircraft
    11 february 2003 07:47:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Russian ambassador in Algeria, Serguei Verginine, has said in Annaba (600 km east of Algiers) that his country and Algeria would soon build an amphibious aircraft equipped with the latest technology, capable of landing on ordinary runways as well as the sea. Full text...

  • Workshop on nuclear facilities, terrorism opens in Ghana
    20 january 2003 19:34:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- African scientists and stakeholders in atomic energy Monday started a five-day workshop to raise standards of security on nuclear and radioactive facilities, with the aim of preventing the use of nuclear materials by terrorists. Full text...

  • Sudan launches solar energy plant
    20 january 2003 18:38:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan Monday inaugurated a Chinese-built plant for the production of solar energy cells to boost the electrification of rural villages in the vast East African nation. Full text...

  • South African introduces African starlore to the world
    15 january 2003 10:37:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Africa's traditions, legends and stories about the sky are about to begin reaching a world audience, thanks to Dr Thebe Medupe of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) who has come up with a film on the continent's mythic and practical interaction with the cosmos. Full text...

  • Morocco to attend London's computer material for education fair
    07 january 2003 20:48:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- A delegation of Moroccan businessmen will visit in London, "BETT," one of the most coveted fairs in terms of computer material for education, to be held Wednesday through Saturday, British Embassy sources in Rabat told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • African, European mathematicians to set up research company
    06 january 2003 20:32:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Some 100 mathematicians from 30 European and African countries started Monday in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, a conference to set up an operations research company in Africa. Full text...

  • Chinguitty 2002 prize winners receive awards
    31 december 2002 20:23:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- World renowned Mauritanian sergeant, Pr. Full text...

  • Mauritanian researchers convene in Nouakchott
    24 december 2002 21:43:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian researchers at home and abroad began meeting here Tuesday in a symposium on how to improve the quality of research in the country and boost exchanges between specialists in different disciplines. Full text...

  • Scientist underscores importance of botanical products
    17 december 2002 20:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- As 80 percent of the world's population depend on botanical products for their medical needs, it is important to educate people on the safety and effectiveness of herbal medicine, a renowned Thai scientist said Tuesday. Full text...

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