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  • Sierra Leone's Fourah Bay College gets 200 computers
    22 october 2002 08:33:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone's famous Fourah Bay College has gone modern with reception of over 200 desktop computers to be used in various programmes at the institution. Full text...

  • Egypt, Sudan, Pakistan get Islamic Bank awards
    21 october 2002 13:29:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The 2002 Islamic Development Bank (IDB) awards for science and technology have gone to institutions in Egypt, Sudan and Pakistan, the IDB announced at its 27th annual meeting, held 21-23 October in Ouagadougou. Full text...

  • South African govt funds training of flight test engineers
    21 october 2002 11:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Five flight test engineers, four of whom are from historically disadvantaged communities, will be trained by the military group Denel after South Africa's Transport Education and Training Authority (TETA) granted more than 1. Full text...

  • Kenya Airways signs IT contract with SITA
    18 october 2002 17:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Kenya Airways has signed a 4. Full text...

  • Zambia to enhance Information Technology policy
    02 october 2002 20:49:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government has begun work on a draft report on the current status of information technology in the country. Full text...

  • Con men invade Kenya's computer industry
    24 september 2002 19:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Con men have invaded Kenya's computer industry by dumping obsolete hardware and software in public institutions. Full text...

  • Botswana hosts African workshop on Remote Sensing
    18 september 2002 23:02:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana hosts a stakeholders workshop Thursday on the application of Remote Sensing to Integrated Management of Ecosystems and Water Resources in Africa. Full text...

  • S. Africa hosts first solar academy in southern Africa
    10 september 2002 08:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The International Solar Energy Society Monday began hosting the first Southern African Solar Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. Full text...

  • Mbeki to host meeting of international IT executives
    06 september 2002 16:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki will host the second meeting of the Presidential International Advisory Council on Information Society and Development at Lake Pleasant in the Western Cape from Saturday to Monday. Full text...

  • African telecommunication meeting prepares proposals
    28 august 2002 22:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Member states of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) started a three-day meeting in Nairobi Wednesday with the aim of endorsing a draft of the continent's Common Proposal on information, communication and technology (ICT). Full text...

  • UNESCO searches to promote social and human sciences in Africa
    27 august 2002 21:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Prominent academics have begun consultations in Nairobi to produce a strategy that will hone the teaching and development of the social and human sciences to meet African priorities and challenges. Full text...

  • South Africa, Switzerland develop scientific relationship
    08 august 2002 13:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two prominent scientists of South African and Swiss national foundations have co-signed an agreement to further develop scientific and technological cooperation between the two institutions and between South Africa and Switzerland on the basis of equality and mutual advantage. Full text...

  • Top South African scientist dies at 72
    06 august 2002 08:26:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Professor Friedel Sellschop, a world leader in nuclear physics and one of South Africa's most distinguished sons, died peacefully on Sunday at his Johannesburg home on Sunday. Full text...

  • Algeria inaugurates Algiers-Palma underwater cable
    13 june 2002 19:25:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algerian Posts and Telecommunications minister Mohammed Maghlaoui has inaugurated an underwater fiber optics cable linking Algiers to Palma, Spain. Full text...

  • Nigerian surgeon designs new nose implant
    10 june 2002 23:29:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- New York-based Nigerian-born plastic surgeon, Ferdinand Ofodile has been credited with a medical breakthrough in the design of a nose implant for Blacks and Hispanics. Full text...

  • Kenyan minister decries failure to patent traditional knowledge
    31 may 2002 23:43:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The failure of the present intellectual property rights system in recognising traditional knowledge and indigenous innovations has resulted in commercial exploitation of the custodians of traditional resources, a Kenyan minister has said. Full text...

  • Konare calls on the North to support African IT initiatives
    30 may 2002 20:16:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian leader Alpha Omar Konare has called on countries in the North to support African initiatives in developing information technology (IT) on the continent. Full text...

  • Reunion aims to be an international research hub
    25 may 2002 17:59:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Efforts are under way in Reunion to promote the island as a hub of international research in the Indian Ocean and southern Africa. Full text...

  • Obasanjo opens AFRINET Exhibition
    21 may 2002 12:48:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday opened the Third African Internet Summit and Exhibition (AFRINET) in Abuja, describing Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a veritable tool that will drive the economy of the continent to the next decade. Full text...

  • ICT Summit, Exhibition in Nigeria
    20 may 2002 18:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Participants from Africa and other parts of the world, have started arriving in Nigeria for the Third African Internet Summit and Exhibition, "AFRINET," billed to open in Abuja Tuesday. Full text...

  • South Africa hosts workshop on computerised data archiving
    20 may 2002 15:32:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The latest advances in the collection, handling and assessment of scientific, technical and commercial data are being discussed at a two-day international workshop on computerised data archiving that opened Monday in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Rural telephone system, Africa's major challenge
    18 may 2002 20:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Africa should intensify efforts to increase its tele-density from the current level of one telephone to more than 100 people, compared to one to 54 people in developed countries, a Senegalese telecommunications engineer, Nicolas Thon, has said. Full text...

  • S. African spaceman defends spending $20 million on space trip
    02 may 2002 21:16:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth has defended his decision to spend $20 million to become the world's second --and Africa's first-- space tourist while there is desperate poverty in many parts of Africa. Full text...

  • South African cosmonaut speaks to children and celebrities
    01 may 2002 11:58:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth said that he was adamant that his trip to the International Space Station this week would pave the way for other Africans to fly to space. Full text...

  • South African cosmonaut conducts space experiments
    30 april 2002 13:23:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth on Monday began scientific work using special equipment to study ocean life. Full text...

  • South African cosmonaut addresses scholars on Earth
    30 april 2002 12:50:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- South African astronaut, Mark Shuttleworth, made live contact with school children in Cape Town Monday night through a HAM (amateur) radio link-up. Full text...

  • Is Mark Shuttleworth really the first African in space?
    29 april 2002 20:34:00
    Baikonur- Kazakhstan (PANA) -- Cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth may have become the first South African to visit space, but can he claim the honour of becoming the first African to travel to space? Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Baudry, a French citizen who was born in Douala, Cameroon, was part of the crew on board the US shuttle Discovery in 1985. Full text...

  • South African cosmonaut feels effects of zero gravity
    29 april 2002 13:57:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- South African cosmonaut, Mark Shuttleworth is suffering from back ache as a result of the lack of gravity in space, but says he is in good spirits and is enjoying life on board the International Space Station Shuttleworth, who is accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko and Italian pilot Roberto Vittori, blasted off from Baikonor in Kazakhstan on Thursday and they docked at the International Space Station on Saturday. Full text...

  • Using a toilet in outer space
    29 april 2002 13:46:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- The arrival of South African cosmonaut, Mark Shuttleworth at the International Space Station this weekend has raised some interesting questions, one being how does he go to the bathroom? Shuttleworth, who is accompanied by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gidzenko and Italian pilot Roberto Vittori, blasted off from Baikonor in Kazakhstan on Thursday. Full text...

  • South African cosmonaut docks at space station
    27 april 2002 15:51:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- The Russian Soyuz rocket carrying South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday morning --36 hours after blasting off from Baikonor in Kazakhstan. Full text...

  • African cosmonaut adjusts to life in space
    26 april 2002 19:33:00
    Moscow- Russia (PANA) -- South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth says he is savouring every moment of his journey into space and is now preparing for Saturday's docking at the International Space Station. Full text...

  • South African space tourist, Shuttleworth blasts off
    25 april 2002 11:59:00
    Baikonur- Kazakhstan (PANA) -- South African Internet tycoon Mark Shuttleworth, 28, zoomed into space at approximately 08. Full text...

  • South African VP Zuma sends greetings to departing cosmonaut
    22 april 2002 11:34:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Deputy President Jacob Zuma has sent best wishes to Africa's first spaceman, Mark Shuttleworth, now undergoing training in Russia for his space trip on Thursday. Full text...

  • 75 South African Township teachers learn computer skills
    21 april 2002 13:38:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 75 South African teachers received diplomas in basic computer skills from Boston City Campus and Business College in Johannesburg, this week. Full text...

  • Naked-eye planets line up for Astronomy Day
    19 april 2002 16:18:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- For the first time since 1940, all five naked-eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn) are visibly grouping themselves in the same part of the evening sky. Full text...

  • Arab Internet Alliance to be based in Tunis
    18 april 2002 22:11:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Arab countries Wednesday chose Tunisia to host the permanent headquarters of the Arab Internet Alliance. Full text...

  • New studies target animal diseases and poverty
    17 april 2002 17:40:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Better targeting of development aid is widely regarded to be crucial in working towards the attainment of international development targets, including halving the number of people living in extreme poverty by 2015. Full text...

  • Millions to view South African cosmonaut's trip
    15 april 2002 15:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of people around Africa will be able to view the flight by South African cosmonaut Mark Shuttleworth into space later this month. Full text...

  • S. Africa participates in e-government for development conference
    10 april 2002 15:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Public Service and Administration minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi Wednesday left for Palermo, Sicily, to attend an International Conference on Electronic Government for Development. Full text...

  • South Africa printing technology expands to Kenya
    05 april 2002 20:07:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's printing technology is set to benefit from a South African firm, which has ventured into East Africa with its unique science in the field of lithography. Full text...

  • Mali, ITU consult ahead of regional ITC conference
    04 april 2002 20:45:00
    Geneva- Switzerland (PANA) -- As part of preparations for a regional conference slated 28-30 May in Bamako ahead of the World Summit on Information Technology, President Alpha Oumar Konare of Mali held discussions Thursday with the director general of the UN Office in Geneva, Sergei Ordzhonikidze. Full text...

  • Malaria research group established in Kinshasa
    03 april 2002 10:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Kinshasa university's chemistry department has established a research group on malaria under the supervision of Prof. Full text...

  • Earth tremor in eastern Morocco
    11 march 2002 20:19:00
    Rabat- Morocco - (PANA) -- An earthquake that measured 4. Full text...

  • African space initiative gets the nod
    04 march 2002 11:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Board of the National Research Foundation (NRF) has accepted the merger of existing space science activities in South Africa into a coherent and holistic approach for testing in a wider forum. Full text...

  • African scientists call for research and training funds
    04 march 2002 11:36:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A group of African scientists have challenged African governments to allocate enough funds for research and capacity building in plant genetic resources or PGR in the continent. Full text...

  • African Green Monkey Holds Key to HIV/AIDS Vaccine
    21 february 2002 15:37:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The African green monkey, commonly found in east Africa, and which scientists say naturally carries the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), could be a key to the development of an anti-AIDS vaccine. Full text...

  • Benin to host regional ICT forum
    07 february 2002 19:39:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A forum on journalism, culture and software in Africa would hold 11 February through 7 April in Cotonou, organisers said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Expert says technology also threatens firms
    07 february 2002 09:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Security threat to companies' information, the grasping of information technology by the world population and the switching of most firms to the information highway to deliver and store valuable data were increasing at the same pace. Full text...

  • ECA CISCO networking academy puts out first graduates
    01 february 2002 11:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Twenty-six African women from 16 English-speaking African countries graduated from the Cisco Internet Networking Academy Friday after 280 hours of training at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) headquarters in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • China to Set up Solar Cells Plant In Sudan
    27 january 2002 17:20:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Some 950 villages not linked to Sudan's national grid will benefit from a solar energy project to be undertaken by Chinese experts at a cost of 1. Full text...

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