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  • Ban urges greater cooperation on peaceful use of biological sciences
    06 december 2011 16:28:58
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urged State Parties to the international convention on biological weapons to boost cooperation on the peaceful use of biological science and technology to ensure that the knowledge is used for the benefit of humanity and not exploited to undermine global security. Full text...

  • Nigeria's President doubles value of National Merit Award to US$64,000
    01 december 2011 14:04:18
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday announced an increase in the monetary value of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award (NNMA) from 5 million naira (about US$32,000) to 10 million naira (about US$64,000). Full text...

  • Nigeria loses huge sums on calcium carbonate importation
    17 november 2011 09:53:58
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria loses over 1 billion naira (about US$ 7 million) annually on the importation of Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), which is currently in commercial quantity in some identified minefields across the country, according to the Director General of Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Azikwe Onwualu. Full text...

  • WIPO says royalties, licences for intellectual property garner US$ 180b (Corrected)
    15 november 2011 19:15:42
    New York, US (PANA) - A report, released Tuesday by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, said that royalties and licence fees from intellectual property rights have generated an estimated US$ 180 billion in revenue. Full text...

  • WIPO says royalties, licences for intellectual property garners US$ 180b
    15 november 2011 18:18:40
    New York, US (PANA) - A report, released Tuesday by the UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva, Switzerland, said that royalties and licence fees from intellectual property rights have generated an estimated US$ 180 billion in revenue. Full text...

  • UN report calls for greater coordination to check chemical, biological threat
    10 november 2011 20:20:46
    New York, US (PANA) - A UN report on Thursday said the world needs to enhance its capacity to prevent and respond to the threat of terrorism using chemical or biological weapons. Full text...

  • Ban urges greater use of new technologies to tackle global crises
    08 november 2011 22:23:39
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday Full text...

  • UNESCO to honour 5 renowned women scientists
    08 november 2011 17:42:53
    Paris, France (PANA) - The L’ORÉAL-UNESCO For Women in Science partnership Monday named the five exceptional women scientists from around the world who will receive the 2012 L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards in Life Sciences. Full text...

  • African ICT ministers tackle future of internet
    31 october 2011 14:49:08
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Executive Board of Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has acknowledged receiving a 12-point communique from African ICT Ministers, PANA reported Monday. Full text...

  • ICANN resolves to support developing economies
    29 october 2011 18:50:16
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The Board of Directors of Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) on Friday ended their meeting with a resolve towards helping applicants who want to run a new generic top-level internet domain and require, financial, technical or other assistance. Full text...

  • Wade calls for "democratic management" of the internet
    24 october 2011 22:39:50
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal on Monday declared the "ICANN 42 Dakar" meeting open with a call for "democratic management" of the internet. Full text...

  • Africans showcase culture at Dakar ICANN meeting
    24 october 2011 15:58:25
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – African delegates, led by host country, Senegal, Sunday showcased their rich cultural heritage at the start of a week-long Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) meeting here. Full text...

  • Ministers want more space for Africa in ICANN
    20 october 2011 21:22:37
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Participants at the on-going internet meeting held here in Dakar, Thursday called for more space and participation for Africa in the affairs of the Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Full text...

  • African ministerial roundtable on ICT opens
    19 october 2011 22:38:18
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  • Angola to double scholarship awards in 2012
    18 october 2011 13:17:00
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola will double the number of scholarships to be awarded to worthy students to study in the country's institutions from 3,000 this year to 6,000 in 2012, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos said. Full text...

  • Angola to migrate to digital communications in 2012
    12 october 2011 20:31:49
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola's communications sector, currently operating the analog system, will go digital in the first quarter of 2012, the Angolan vice minister for Telecommunications and Information Technologies, Aristides Safeca, announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian experts lament neglect of science education
    11 october 2011 09:33:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian experts have lamented what they call the sorry state of science education in the country, after this year's US$100,000 Prize for Sciences, sponsored by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), was not awarded because there was no winner. Full text...

  • 'Astronautical Congress in SA boost for Africa'
    07 october 2011 09:20:18
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The 62nd International Astronautical Congress, the first of its kind in Africa, wrapped up in Cape Town, South Africa, on Friday. Full text...

  • Gates Foundation grants US$1.5m to NEPAD-ABNE
    29 september 2011 12:08:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The US-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has granted US$1.5 million to the African Union’s NEPAD Planning Coordinating Agency to support on going work of the Africa Biosafety Network of Expertise (ABNE), a NEPAD statement obtained by PANA here said. Full text...

  • 'Turkey ready to cooperate with Angola on higher education'
    06 september 2011 16:26:34
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Turkey has expressed interest in cooperating with Angola in various sectors of education, including the granting of scholarships, according to the Turkish ambassador to Angola, Hamit Osman Olcay. Full text...

  • Senegal is headquarters of Africa's 2nd Institute for Mathematical Sciences
    24 august 2011 13:20:36
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The second African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS-Senegal), after that of South Africa, will open its doors to students 6 September in Mbour, 80 km from Dakar, the Senegalese capital, PANA learnt Tuesday from its managing director, Professor Mamadou Sangharé. Full text...

  • Nigeria's ground station 'can't receive signals from launched satellite'
    19 august 2011 09:53:13
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Two days after Nigeria launched two satellites into space for security and environment monitoring purposes, indications are that the ground station in the capital city of Abuja lacks the facilities to receive images from one of the satellites. Full text...

  • Nigeria launches two satellites into space
    17 august 2011 11:44:16
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan Wednesday announced the successful launch of two satellites into space. Full text...

  • Nigerian govt to save 77b naira from IT network programme
    16 august 2011 08:57:04
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government will save 77 billion naira yearly from the roll-out of public security network billed to start later in December, according to the Managing Director, Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd (NigComSat), Ahmed Rufai (US$1=150 Naira). Full text...

  • Brazilian researcher discovers giant marine reptile fossil in Angola
    11 august 2011 16:30:08
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Brazilian researcher José Luis Neves said here Thursday that he discovered in Angola last May, a site and a marine giant reptile fossil, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Scientists want ECOWAS, AU to support research
    02 august 2011 11:56:08
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The West African Research Centre (WARC) has appealed to governments across Africa to encourage the emergence of a new crop of young scientists to complement the efforts of their old counterparts, and also to ensure that minimum standards are maintained in the laboratories of their research institutions. Full text...

  • World Bank provides 15 billion CFA Francs to improve regional communication
    19 july 2011 20:38:01
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The World Bank is providing up to 15 billion CFA francs to the Republic of Congo to implement a project that would improve telecommunication in the Central Africa region, the Congolese Ministry of Finance and Budget announced on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Angola urges EU to keep funding education management
    07 july 2011 15:33:07
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - Angola's deputy minister for Technical and Professional Education, Narciso dos Santos, Wednesday, in Luanda, reiterated the need for the European Union (EU) to continue financing the Information System for Education Management (SIGE), with a view to extending the programme across the country. Full text...

  • Angola, Argentina sign agreement on science, technology
    06 july 2011 14:51:09
    Buenos Aires, Argentina (PANA) - Angola and Argentina here Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at boosting a win-win co-operation in the fields of science, technology and innovation. Full text...

  • Science communicators form forum of press officers
    29 june 2011 21:10:48
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - Hundreds of African science communicators on Wednesday announced the creation of a forum for press officers of all research institutions established on the continent for research to benefit socio-economic development. Full text...

  • Mauritania suffers disruption in internet connectivity for more than 24 hours
    24 june 2011 21:47:21
    Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) – Internet connectivity in Mauritania suffered widespread disruption on Thursday and Friday resulting in total break in links with the rest of the world during the period. Full text...

  • African architects meet in Luanda
    14 june 2011 11:01:59
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) - At least 120 African architects are attending the 10th congress of the Africa Union of Architects (AUA), which will run from Tuesday to Friday in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Workshop participants canvass more investments in science technology
    29 may 2011 10:08:47
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants at the just concluded African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have stressed the need for more investments in science technology on the continent. Full text...

  • Internet users significantly grow following revolution
    28 may 2011 13:37:07
    Cairo, Egypt (PANA) - The number of new internet users in Egypt has increased tremendously following the 25 January revolution, the national agency for communications in Egypt announced on Friday. Full text...

  • ASTII workshop ends in Addis
    26 may 2011 08:51:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The three-day African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative workshop has ended in Addis Ababa, with participants stressing the need to sustain the successes recorded and build upon them. Full text...

  • Africa’s 2010 Innovation Outlook launched
    24 may 2011 22:33:16
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  • Ethiopia hosts ASTII phase two workshop
    22 may 2011 09:15:30
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Participants from across the continent have started arriving Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a workshop to launch the African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Phase Two, holding from 23-25 May, according to a statement from NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency. Full text...

  • WIPO says international patents hit two-million-mark
    14 april 2011 19:18:33
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said on Thursday that the number of multiple States patents issued under a UN-backed treaty on intellectual property has hit the two million mark since the international innovations registration system was launched in 1978. Full text...

  • UNESCO to host int'l conference on development of science in Africa
    07 april 2011 14:12:03
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO will host an international conference, entitled ‘Africa: the Choice of Science, the AIMS Initiative’ on 14 and 15, April, the UN agency said in a statement from its headquarters in Paris, France. Full text...

  • Nigeria to review policy on science, technology
    08 march 2011 10:31:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The Nigerian government is to review the national policy on science and technology, formulated in 1986, with a view to fashioning out new cutting edge technologies for the country, the private Guardian newspaper reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Rwandan appointed head of Third World Academy of Sciences
    09 february 2011 14:35:37
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - The former Rwandan Minister of Science and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), Romain Murenzi, has been appointed head of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), an international research structure based in Italy. Full text...

  • Nigeria seeks 120b loan from China bank to acquire 2 satellites
    07 february 2011 13:10:19
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's federal government is seeking a 120-billion naira (US$800 million) loan from the China Export-Import Bank to acquire two new communication satellites that will serve as back-up to the nation's premier communications satellite, NigComSat-1. Full text...

  • Libya to experience partial solar eclipse on 4 January
    28 december 2010 22:51:25
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – Libya will experience a partial solar eclipse which would be visible across the country on 4 January next year from 0845 hours local time (1045 GMT), the Libyan National Centre for Space Sciences said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Arab conference on ITCs starts in Libya
    15 december 2010 20:38:30
    Benghazi, Libya (PANA) – The 11th Arab conference on Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) started on Tuesday in Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya,with participants being academics, researchers and specialists from various Arab universities, institutes and enterprises. Full text...

  • African states begin work on nuclear ban watchdog agency
    04 november 2010 15:18:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African countries have kicked off an effort to cr eate a continental agency to enforce a worldwide ban on nuclear weapons testing o n African soil and to ensure states can utilize its scientific benefits. Full text...

  • 37 million year-old anthropoid fossils discovered in Libya
    30 october 2010 08:03:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- A team of Libyan and French researchers has discovered a rare type of vertebrae fossils dating back 37 million years, Al-Fateh Universit y of Tripoli has reported. Full text...

  • New findings shed light on African stone age technology
    29 october 2010 08:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A team of three scientists from Johannesburg's Wits Institute for Human Evolution on Friday announced in the prestigious international journal Science that they have found evidence t hat modern humans in South Africa used sophisticated techniques to make sharp stone tools, earlier than was previously thought. Full text...

  • Gambia to set up Science, Technology Park
    27 october 2010 19:48:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- A six-man delegation of experts from UNESCO and the Isla mic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) are exploring way s of setting up a science and technology park in the Gambia, PANA reported from h e re. Full text...

  • US company to empower Ghanaians in software development
    25 september 2010 19:45:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Melwater Foundation, a US-based software company, is to op en a non-profit incubator in Ghana to foster the growth of African software entr e preneurs and companies. Full text...

  • EU, AU hold talks on space cooperation programme
    23 september 2010 20:40:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) ha ve held talks on the setting up an African space agency, according to a statemen t issued in Brussels on Thursday. Full text...

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