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  • 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...

  • Archaeologists find fossil 400,000 years older than Lucy
    13 december 2002 12:52:00
    Addis Ababa Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Hadar International Expedition has found in Ethiopia's Afar region two mandibles (jawbones), one of which is 400,000 years older than the world renowned Australopithecus afarensis fossil Lucy, a member of the expedition reported here Friday. Full text...

  • Study says sunlight increases anti-depressant in the brain
    09 december 2002 08:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A sunny day may not only be a source of Vitamins to the human body, but may also increase levels of a natural antidepressant in the brain, a leading Australian research institute says in a new study. Full text...

  • Libyan paper urges Islamic scholars to accept science
    04 december 2002 19:47:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A Libyan daily Wednesday criticised the obstinacy of some Islamic scholars who reject science and technological development. Full text...

  • Experts commend African countries for malaria vaccine trials
    18 november 2002 23:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An ongoing malaria vaccine trial in Gambia is among projects highlighted at the Third Pan-African Malaria Conference of the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria (MIM), which opened Monday in Arusha, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Two Nigerian scientists win national merit award
    15 november 2002 11:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Two Nigerian scientists, Oyewale Tomori and Akpanolulo Ette, are to be conferred with the National Merit for 2002, the presidency said in Abuja Thursday. Full text...

  • Congolese researcher discovers fuel in coffee
    13 november 2002 21:26:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Alain Niama, a researcher originating from DR Congo but living in neighbouring Congo-Brazzaville, has discovered a scientific technique capable of drawing petroleum products from coffee, the Congolese News Agency (ACP) reported. Full text...

  • Algeria to launch ALSAT satellite soon
    13 november 2002 15:26:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Algeria expects to launch its satellite ALSAT between 28 November and 7 December from the Russian space base in Plastek, the director of the National Centre for Space Technologies (CNTS) Azeddine Oussedik announced here. Full text...

  • Mozambican biologists to train in Cuba
    27 october 2002 17:40:00
    Havana- Cuba (PANA) -- Mozambican biologists are preparing to travel to Havana for specialist courses at the Cuban Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, the Mozambican News Agency (AIM) quoted deputy Health minister Aida Libombo as affirming on Saturday. Full text...

  • Luanda to host UN science and technology meeting
    22 october 2002 19:45:00
    LUANDA- Angola (PANA) -- Angola will host the third meeting of the UN Commission on Science, Technology and Development in January 2003, it was announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • 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...

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