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  • Witwatersrand University don wins Harry Oppenheimer Award
    25 january 2002 12:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Professor David Glasser of the School of Process and Materials Engineering at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has become the first recipient of the Harry Oppenheimer Award. Full text...

  • Mauritania to host 2nd AFRISTECH in March
    01 january 2002 16:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The second African Summit of Science and Technology (AFRISTECH) well be held from 19 to 21 March 2002 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on the topic: "African Development", reports the Senegalese News Agency (APS). Full text...

  • 50 Nigerians to undergo IT training in Israel
    21 december 2001 12:18:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Fifty Nigerians are to undergo a year- long training in Information Technology (IT) in Israel in 2002, under an agreement signed between the two countries recently, the private Guardian newspaper reported Friday. Full text...

  • Archaeologists to contribute to search for peace in Africa
    13 december 2001 23:33:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Some 70 archaeologists, historians, anthropologists, ethnologists and geographers from West Africa reflect for three days in Lome, on how knowledge of the continent's history could help resolve conflicts in Africa. Full text...

  • Mauritius to have information, communication, technology body
    05 december 2001 13:33:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian information technology and telecommunications minister Pradeep Jeeha Tuesday introduced an information and communication technologies bill in parliament. Full text...

  • Scientists crave to send African into space
    28 november 2001 14:30:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A scientific association -- Out of Gravity -- said it has organised a series of events for 5-9 December in Cameroon to prepare an African for space. Full text...

  • Cape Town hosts seminar on nuclear energy in Africa
    13 november 2001 12:31:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A Regional Public Information seminar on "Serving Human Needs, Nuclear Energy and Technology for Africa" opened in Cape Town, South Africa on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Japan gives UNDP's ICT trust fund $5 million
    05 november 2001 19:14:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Japan has contributed five million US to a UNDP Trust Fund for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for development aimed at narrowing the digital gap between the North and South, the UN agency announced in a report in Tokyo. Full text...

  • Experts say Bio-technology can stem starvation in Africa
    31 october 2001 22:02:00
    Philadelphia- US (PANA) -- A South African cotton farmer has tried it and can testify that bio-technology, the modification of living organisms to improve their yield and resistance to adverse factors, can transform a farmer's life. Full text...

  • Zambia launches fourth Internet Service Provider shortly
    31 october 2001 17:29:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to have a fourth Internet Service Provider that promises customers dial products customised for companies and business people. Full text...

  • South Africa launches Electronic Media Institute
    26 october 2001 21:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Communications minister Ivy Matsepe Casaburri on Friday officially launched the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (NEMISA) specialising in broadcasting, new media and multimedia skills. Full text...

  • Researchers, policy-makers urged to coordinate work
    25 october 2001 22:00:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Cameroonian anthropologist Charly Gabriel Mbock is urging social scientists and policy makers in Africa to foster partnership in order to achieve meaningful results in strategies aimed at eradicating poverty. Full text...

  • Is sustainable development relevant?
    23 october 2001 23:23:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Participants of a panel discussion, held on the margins of the UNESCO general conference, have concurred that the current global economic structure is not conducive to sustainable development. Full text...

  • Commission hails technology transfer, research capacity
    19 october 2001 21:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopian Science and Technology Commission Friday said technology transfer and research capacity have shown marked improvement in the country, following a bill on patent rights on creative works. Full text...

  • Telkom deploys Spescom's world-leading technology
    16 october 2001 09:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- In a first for South Africa, Telkom has deployed one of the world's most up-to-date records purification systems (RPS) from Spescom. Full text...

  • New giant telescope to replace century old model
    09 october 2001 16:27:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A new 1. Full text...

  • Experts call for efficient seismological stations
    24 september 2001 15:16:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A panel of experts has proposed the setting up of five effective observation clusters in Tanzania to monitor earthquakes in the country. Full text...

  • Russian satellite images to be sold in South Africa
    17 september 2001 19:19:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The CSIR Satellite Applications Centre (SAC) says it has reached an agreement with the Russian Aviation and Space Agency, Rosaviakosmos, to sell images obtained from Russian remote sensing systems to the South African market. Full text...

  • Tanzania calls for drastic action against poverty, AIDS
    13 september 2001 21:54:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania on Thursday appealed to other African nations to consider applying "correct technology" in solving the continent's problems. Full text...

  • Kadhafi wants Libya's telecommunications networks expanded
    02 september 2001 17:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Col. Full text...

  • Scientist against use of human embryos for other purposes
    01 september 2001 17:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A top Ghanaian scientist has criticised fertility clinics that use human embryos for other purposes, saying they (embryos) are living beings and must be treated as such. Full text...

  • Obasanjo says Nigeria interested in biotechnology
    30 august 2001 17:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo said Thursday that Nigeria is interested in biotechnology as part of efforts to boost food production in the country. Full text...

  • Scholar highlights historical African navigational skills
    28 august 2001 21:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- An African economist has highlighted the contribution of African sailors to modern day navigational scientific knowledge long before Christopher Columbus appeared on the scene to "discover America". Full text...

  • South Africa hosts African nuclear institutions meeting
    28 august 2001 12:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A five-day meeting on the use nuclear technology in health care, agriculture and industry in Africa was Tuesday into its second day in Pelindaba, west of Pretoria. Full text...

  • Internet giant names Cape Town schoolboy an 'associate'
    28 august 2001 10:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A 13-year-old Cape Town schoolboy has been made an "associate" of Internet giant Amazon. Full text...

  • Cape Verde's Information Network for youths
    28 august 2001 10:06:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde is setting up a National Youth Information Network (RNIJ) using New Information and Communications Technology (NICT), to connect secondary schools in the country. Full text...

  • Gauteng gears up for international Internet exhibition
    23 august 2001 10:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Gauteng province, recently named in the World Economic Forum's Report as one of the top 64 Innovation Hubs in the World, will be represented at the Internet World Fall exhibition in New York running 30 September to 6 October. Full text...

  • Opposition party condemns cell research
    22 august 2001 16:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African opposition party has spoken against the decision by US President George W Bush to provide federal funding for stem cell research. Full text...

  • Southern Africa, US universities enter partnership
    22 august 2001 12:30:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Videoconferencing will enable students at three southern Africa universities to communicate with the University of Virginia in the USA as a result of a partnership agreement reached this week. Full text...

  • Ethiopia approves project to produce cactus juice
    21 august 2001 16:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An Ethiopian researcher has begun a project to produce marmalade and juice from cactus, a wild plant found in abundance in many parts of Tigray, national radio reported Tuesday in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Magnetic observatory declared national research facility
    21 august 2001 10:53:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's arts, culture, science and technology minister Ben Ngubane has declared the Hermanus Magnetic Observatory (HMO) near Cape Town a national research facility. Full text...

  • South Africans student wins US science fellowship
    20 august 2001 15:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A graduate from the University of Zululand Menzi Mchunu, has been awarded a fellowship to study astronomy and astrophysics at Rutgers University in the United States of America. Full text...

  • International power, telecom conference for Addis Ababa
    20 august 2001 13:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- More than 140 managers of power and telecom agencies, government officials, independent power producers, manufacturers, suppliers, engineers and contracts from Africa, Europe, the US and Middle East will convene the third annual East African Power Industry Convention in Addis Ababa in October. Full text...

  • UNDP, Global Internet Policy Initiative sign pact
    16 august 2001 20:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme has joined forces with the Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI) to promote open and democratic access to the Internet in developing countries in a move to foster development. Full text...

  • Nigeria signs Biotech agreement with American University
    16 august 2001 19:11:00
    New Brunswick- US (PANA) -- A host of benefits, including the production of protein-rich, pest-resistant cassava and the introduction of grasses suitable for grazing and soil stabilisation in arid areas will accrue to Nigeria from collaboration in biotechnology research and development with Rutgers University in New Jersey, US. Full text...

  • New biotechnology strategy for South Africa
    13 august 2001 21:24:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology is soon to launch a biotechnology incubator to accommodate between 15 to 20 biotechnology small and medium enterprises. Full text...

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