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  • 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...

  • 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...

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