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  • South African-built satellite launched
    21 november 2013 11:41:24
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - A South African-built satellite launched into orbit from a Russian base on Thursday with its designers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology monitoring the event. Full text...

  • Southern Africa public broadcasters prepare for digital switchover
    22 october 2013 11:43:41
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - There is need for policy convergence among public service broadcasters in southern Africa countries, as the region approaches the digital migration deadline, a senior Tanzanian official said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • 'Nigerian university now centre for animal care research'
    02 october 2013 17:30:33
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The privately-owned Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, in South West Nigeria, has been designated an Animal Care, Use in Research, Education and Testing (ACURET.ORG) Centre, the first such facility in West Africa, according to a PANA report. Full text...

  • 'Samples from alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria sent to labs'
    01 september 2013 19:42:13
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Sunday said samples collected by its chemical weapons inspection team in Syria would be transferred to laboratories on Monday for analysis. Full text...

  • Congo, Rwanda to enhance cooperation in ICT
    12 july 2013 12:23:28
    Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - Congo and Rwanda have agreed to strengthen their cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Full text...

  • UN forum spotlights role of science, technology for development
    01 july 2013 21:09:34
    New York, US (PANA) - The President of UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Nestor Osorio of Colombia, on Monday said innovations in science and technology were vital to tackling today’s global challenges, from reducing poverty to ensuring sustainable development. Full text...

  • UN renews call for entry into force of Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
    18 june 2013 17:12:36
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, has renewed his call for the earliest entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), which prohibits all nuclear tests across the world. Full text...

  • AU presents first Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award
    26 may 2013 16:56:33
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has for the first time presented its Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Award to two top scientists from Egypt and South Africa, at the ongoing 21st Ordinary Summit of African Heads of State and Government. Full text...

  • UN discussing role of technology, innovation for sustainable development
    14 may 2013 14:02:37
    New York, US (PANA) - Senior UN officials, policymakers, civil society representatives Full text...

  • Nigeria gets 24-hour emergency, information number, 7411
    07 may 2013 12:54:50
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - What is being described as Nigeria's first and only 24-hour national emergency and information number, 7411, has been launched, the online publication Nigerian Communications Week reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN urged to declare World Mycotoxins Day
    29 april 2013 12:26:45
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The President of Mycotoxicology Society of Nigeria, Dr. Olusegun Atanda, has called on the UN to set aside a day to be known as 'Mycotoxins Day’ due to the danger posed by mycotoxins to food safety and public health. Full text...

  • Russia to help Ghana develop nuclear industry
    28 april 2013 07:10:37
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) – Russia is to help Ghana develop its nuclear industry, especially nuclear energy, the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum has announced. Full text...

  • 10 finalists named for Innovation Prize for Africa award
    25 april 2013 16:32:03
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – Ten finalists for the ''Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA)'' award, for persons or organizations that have developed practical solutions to some of the continent’s most intractable problems, were nominated Thursday, organizers told PANA here. Full text...

  • AfDB launches data platforms for 20 African countries
    15 march 2013 18:22:48
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms for 20 African countries, including Senegal, with the aim of increasing data management and dissemination in Africa, PANA Reports from here Friday. Full text...

  • Africa urged to move fast on intellectual property legislation
    15 march 2013 08:52:51
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) - Policymakers in Africa should redouble efforts to develop their legal and policy frameworks, including their intellectual property legislation and policy, to release the region’s untapped potential, participants at a regional meeting held here on the Strategic Importance of Intellectual Property have agreed. Full text...

  • Scientists show link between African insect, Galaxy
    25 january 2013 10:50:37
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Scientists in South Africa and Sweden have shown how an African insect with a tiny brain and minimal computing power has become the first animal proven to use the Milky Way for orientation. Full text...

  • African science academies urged to engage more with policy makers
    14 november 2012 16:20:36
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Science academies across Africa need to engage more with policy makers, politicians, the general public and adopt a comprehensive communication strategies that will make its major findings useful to the society, according to Professor Ratemo Michieka of the Kenyan National Academy of Sciences. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts meeting of African science academies
    12 november 2012 19:50:01
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The eighth edition of the annual meeting of the African Science Academies (AMASA-8) opened in Lagos Monday with a call by President Goodluck Jonathan for more collaboration and cooperation to mitigate the effects of climate change on the continent. Full text...

  • Angolan company Intel Net launches satellite internet service
    20 october 2012 16:06:55
    Luanda, Angola (PANA) – The public-private Intel Net telecommunication company on Friday in Luanda launched a satellite internet service called “Yah Click”. Full text...

  • Cape Town hosts high-level technology summit
    05 october 2012 10:07:26
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Government Ministers and officials from across Africa as well as representatives of the world's top technology brands are attending the three-day Innovation Africa Summit, which began in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host African science academies confab
    27 september 2012 08:36:44
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Scientists from Africa and beyond, including those in the African Diaspora, will converge in Nigeria 11-14 November for the 8th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA-8), according to the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee(LOC), Prof. David Okali. Full text...

  • Tunisia eases control on internet use
    20 september 2012 22:33:22
    Hammamet, Tunisia (PANA) - The head of the Tunisian government, Hamadi Jebali, has said the North African country will no longer exercise any control on the Internet and that its areas of operation will no longer be limited. Full text...

  • African Virtual University has six new member states
    05 september 2012 11:50:28
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Six new African countries have joined the African Virtual University, bringing the total members to 14, the organisation said in a statement made available to PANA here Tuesday evening. Full text...

  • Forum to discuss Africa's Internet transit deficit opens in SA
    23 august 2012 09:36:41
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - The third African Peering and Interconnection Forum, organized by the Internet Society, started in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius to put a stop to abusive use of Internet - Minister
    14 august 2012 08:29:07
    Port Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritian Information and Communication Technology Minister Tassarajen Pillay Chedumbrum has said the government will use the Online Content Filtering solution to put a stop to the abusive use of Internet. Full text...

  • Govts in Nigeria tasked on boosting local economy
    08 august 2012 10:31:39
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Governments at all levels in Nigeria have been urged to invest more in science and technology, while ordinary Nigerians are being asked to patronize locally-made goods, as a way of boosting the local economy, Full text...

  • ECOWAS jury on Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards for Women meets in Abuja
    07 august 2012 15:19:39
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - The jury for the 2012 African Union's Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards for Women, being handled on behalf of the Union by ECOWAS, began a meeting on Monday at the ECOWAS Commission headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria, an ECOWAS press statement indicated here Tuesday. Full text...

  • AU names prominent scientists to top African research panel
    03 august 2012 14:16:01
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The African Union (AU) has set up a High-Level Panel on Science, Technology and Innovation and appointed scientists -- Kenya's Prof. Calestous Juma of the Harvard University, and Ismail Serageldin of Egypt -- as co-Chairs. Full text...

  • NEPAD to host bioenergy investment confab in South Africa
    29 july 2012 17:59:29
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency is to host the Bioenergy Investment Symposium for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) 30-31 July in Sandton, Johannesburg. Full text...

  • Africa's Statistics body crafts framework on data management, flow
    29 june 2012 17:49:24
    Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – The African Centre for Statistics (ACS) this week brought together a group of African experts to craft what would become a framework to harmonize data management and flow in the continent, PANA learnt here Friday. Full text...

  • 'Mobile phones soon to be only means of internet access for many people'
    24 june 2012 08:02:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - For many people around the world, the mobile phone soon will be the only means of accessing the internet, according to Ericsson, one of the world's leading providers of communications technology and services. Full text...

  • Nigeria's first traffic radio station begins operation
    30 may 2012 08:57:55
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - The first radio station in Nigeria dedicated to reporting on the traffic situation in the nation's grid-lock-prone economic capital city of Lagos has started full transmission. Full text...

  • Science, Technology Ministerial conference underway in Ethiopia
    29 may 2012 18:45:05
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – A three-day Ministerial Conference on ‘Science and Technology’ got underway Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with participants sharing experiences with Africa’s Regional Economic Communities, a statement from the African Union (AU) has said. Full text...

  • Airtel to invest US$100m in Rwanda
    27 may 2012 08:03:37
    Kigali Rwanda (PANA) - The world's fifth mobile telecommunications company, Bharti Airtel, is to invest US$100 million in its operations in Rwanda over the next three years, Mr Manoj Kohli, CEO (International) and Joint Managing Director of the company, has announced. Full text...

  • Africa secures massive antennae technology
    26 may 2012 11:51:57
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - Two thirds of the multi-billion dollar Square Kilometre Array (SKA) antennae technologies will be built in Africa, the SKA Organisation confirmed following a meeting in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Friday. Full text...

  • Togo acquires submarine optic fibre cable to boost telecom
    23 may 2012 21:24:20
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) - Togo now has its own optic fibre submarine cable landing point to boost its telecommunications network, official sources in Lome told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • IAEA ready to help Libya in nuclear security
    15 may 2012 22:26:42
    Tripoli, Libya (PANA) - The Director of the nuclear security department at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Mr M'rabit Khammar, on Tuesday declared the organization's readiness to help Libya in the field of nuclear security. Full text...

  • Nigerian telecom giant Glo launches Ghana operations
    29 april 2012 20:01:18
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Nigerian telecommunication giant, Glo Mobile, on Sunday launched its operations in Ghana with a pledge for cheaper, more reliable and more efficient voice and data services. Full text...

  • Nigeria telecom giant Glo under pressure to begin Ghana operations
    22 april 2012 08:19:51
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Nigerian telecommunication giant, Glo Mobile, is under pressure to begin operations in Ghana after years of preparation. Full text...

  • African experts confront youth unemployment
    03 april 2012 17:38:30
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Determined to see youth unemployment adequately dealt with in the continent, African scientists have urged African ministers, in Nairobi to discuss how to boost science and technology with a view to creating jobs for the youth, to prioritise health, food, infrastructure, water and energy research. Full text...

  • New push to boost Africa's investment in science, technology
    02 april 2012 07:21:34
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - A new effort is being made to boost Africa’s investments in science and technology, amid fresh evidence that most of the continent's economies have received major boosts with the opening up of the telecommunication sector. Full text...

  • US grants Ghana US$322,560 for Air Traffic Control centre design
    31 march 2012 11:13:33
    Accra, Ghana (PANA) - The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has granted US$322,560 to the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to help create design documents for the construction of the Air Traffic Control Centre at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) in Accra. Full text...

  • ICANN president predicts major internet changes in 5 years
    30 march 2012 16:24:59
    Dakar, Senegal (PANA) - Rod Beckstrom, the President of Internet Cooperation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has predicted major internet changes, saying “Internet will change more in the next five years than it did in the past three decades.” Full text...

  • First Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovations holds in Nairobi
    28 march 2012 15:38:24
    Paris, France (PANA) - The first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovations, jointly organized by UNESCO, the African Union Commission, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Kenyan Ministry of Higher Education Science and Technology, will take place from 1 to 3 April in Nairobi, Kenya, UNESCO indicated here Tuesday in a press statement from its Paris, France, office. Full text...

  • Jonathan pledges adequate safety measures in Nigeria's nuclear programme
    26 march 2012 17:26:37
    Seoul, South Korea (PANA) - Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan, has assured the global community that Nigeria will do everything possible to ensure that adequate safety measures are deployed when the country introduces nuclear power into its energy mix. Full text...

  • Research group offers tips on competition in cloud computing
    17 march 2012 10:07:48
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (PANA) – Information Technology service providers are well-positioned to deliver cloud services, but first they have to understand the dynamics of the sector and define clear objectives for their cloud strategies, according to a new report from a research group, Pyramid Research (PR). Full text...

  • WIPO says global patent filings records growth in 2011
    06 march 2012 08:03:48
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said applications for international patent filings experienced their fastest growth last year, since 2005, saying ''this signals a steady recovery despite difficult global economic conditions.'' Full text...

  • Mauritius-based company to provide solar energy to 33 million Africans, Asians
    16 february 2012 21:16:09
    New York, US (PANA) - A Mauritius-based company announced on Thrusday that it will Full text...

  • President Jonathan congratulates Nigerian winner of Nkrumah scientific award
    29 january 2012 18:01:34
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Professor Oluwole Daniel Makinde, the Nigerian recipient of the African Union Kwame Nkrumah 2011 Scientific Award for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation, describing Makinde’s achievement as “a source of pride to all Nigerians, particularly worthy of emulation by the younger generation”. Full text...

  • WIPO happy with rise in intellectual property filings
    21 december 2011 16:17:30
    New York, US (PANA) - A report by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), said on Wednesday that intellectual property (IP) filings worldwide increased significantly in 2010, pointing to continuing innovation driven mainly by the US and China despite the global economic crisis. Full text...

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