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  • 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...

  • IAEA says over 100 countries endorsed nuclear pact
    20 september 2010 17:19:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said more than 100 nations now allow it greater access to information on their nuclear programmes. Full text...

  • Angola, Kenya explore cooperation in telecom sector
    17 september 2010 20:28:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The Kenyan Mass Media minister, Samuel Poghisio, says h is country wants to cooperate with Angola in telecommunication development and i n formation technology. Full text...

  • Senegalese Prof. Wade wins ECOWAS Prize for life sciences
    03 september 2010 22:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese Professor Salimata Wade, researcher in nutrit ion and head of the Laboratory of Nutrition at the Faculty of Science and Techno l ogy of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal, has won the ECOWAS Prize f o r Life and Land Sciences, a statement from the Institute for Land Sciences of th e University said on Friday. Full text...

  • British NGO tests new demining technology in Angola
    03 september 2010 15:33:00
    Kuito- Angola (PANA) -- A British NGO, Hallo Trust, is testing a new demining tec hnology to fast track the landmine clearance process in central highland Bie pro v ince, the NGO operations manager, Joao Baptista, disclosed Friday. Full text...

  • 'Tripoli's anti-nuclear stance endears Libya to the world'
    31 august 2010 19:09:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The decision in December 2003 by Libya to voluntarily ab andon all nuclear programmes has endeared the North African country to the heart s of many countries, especially the Western democracies, official sources disclos e d here Tuesday. Full text...

  • US, Tanzania discuss nuclear safety
    12 august 2010 16:31:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Uranium mining and milling infrastructure promi nently featured in consultations concluded here between US Department of State C o ordinator for Threat Reduction Programmes, Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, and Tanzan i an government officials, the US Embassy here said Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria to have own nuclear plant in 3 years - Agency
    11 august 2010 17:16:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will have its own nuclear power plant in the nex t three years, the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) said here Wednesday, adding, however, that the plant would be only for the generation of electricity. Full text...

  • Nigeria to re-launch satellite
    06 august 2010 12:56:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria will next year re-launch its communication satel lite (NigCom Sat-1), which went 'missing' toward the end of 2008, 18 months after it was launched, Vice President Namadi S ambo said here Friday. Full text...

  • Africa's ICT ministerial confab opens in Nigeria
    03 august 2010 11:36:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The third Africa Union Communications and Information Te chnologies Ministerial Conference got underway in Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, Tuesday, with a communications expert stressing the n eed for countries to invest more in the sector so as to generate employment for their peoples. Full text...

  • Africa agriculture science week begins
    20 july 2010 00:02:00
    Ougadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Fifth Africa Agriculture science week open ed on Monday in Ouagadougou with a call on African countries to look inward in f i nding solutions to the various problems confronting the sector. Full text...

  • Strauss Centre, Africa's policy research institute, partner on climate change
    16 july 2010 12:40:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In view of the increasing interdependence of co untries on global issues, the Robert S. Full text...

  • Kenya offers to host worldwide research body
    12 july 2010 15:08:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenyan government has offered office facilities to t he Consultative Group of International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Consortium B oard. Full text...

  • ECA reintegrates centre for technology
    28 june 2010 23:16:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has reintegrated the African Regional Centre for Technology (CRAT) into the comm i ssion after 10 years of absence, CRAT Executive Director, Abderrahim Doumar, ann o unced on Monday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Angola, South Korea sign ICT deal
    21 june 2010 23:40:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola and South Korea on Monday signed an agreement on information and Communication technology (ICT) in Luanda aimed at training Angol a ns and exchange of experiences. Full text...

  • Angola, South Korea sign ICT deal
    21 june 2010 23:40:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola and South Korea on Monday signed an agreement on information and Communication technology (ICT) in Luanda aimed at training Angol a ns and exchange of experiences. Full text...

  • CILSS forecasts flood in Sahel countries
    17 june 2010 22:51:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel (CILSS) is forecasting "a normal to wet rainy season, with high risks of floods in countries of the sub-region" for the July-September period, a communiqué issued by the Centre said on Thursday. Full text...

  • UNESCO to launch 2010 World Social Science report
    10 june 2010 15:25:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has said that although social science from Western countries continues to be of great global influence, the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. Full text...

  • UN nuclear watchdog hails NPT review outcome
    01 june 2010 19:30:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has praised member states for their unanimous adoption of a document calling for nuclear disarmament and a nuclear-free Middle East. Full text...

  • Nuclear Review Conference ends in consensus agreement
    29 may 2010 16:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) – The 2010 Nuclear Non--Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, held at the UN headquarters in New York, US, has adopted by consensus a Final Document containing a blueprint for concrete actions and next steps towards a world without nuclear weapons. Full text...

  • Microsoft launches new products in Africa
    19 may 2010 10:09:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Microsoft on Tuesday in Dakar, SenegaL, launched its new range of products, MicrosoftOffice 2010, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft V i sion2010 and Microsoft Project 2010. Full text...

  • Angola to be cut off from outside world on Saturday
    14 may 2010 20:21:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola's telephone and internet links with the outside w orld will be interrupted for 24 hours from Saturday at midnight, says a statemen t from Angola Telecom issued on Friday in Luanda, the Angolan capital. Full text...

  • African countries urge total elimination of nuclear weapons
    05 may 2010 15:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- African countries attending the UN conference on nuclear non-proliferation in New York, US, have called for a total elimination of nuclear weapons in the world. Full text...

  • Network of African science academies to meet in Rabat
    24 april 2010 14:09:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The executive committee of the network of African scienc e academies (NASAC) will meet in Rabat, Morocco, 26-28 April, to take stock of the Pan-African insti tution and find ways to enhance its development, sources at the Hassan II Academy for sciences and technologies in the Moroccan capital said. Full text...

  • NASAC Executive Council to convene in Rabat from Monday
    23 april 2010 18:05:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- the Executive Council of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) will convene from Monday to Wednesday in Rabat, Morocco, the H a ssan II Academy of Science and Technology said Friday. Full text...

  • ACTESA concludes stakeholder consultations on regional biotechnology
    21 april 2010 21:23:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Alliance for Commodity Trade in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACTESA) has made a number of recommendations on harmonized biotechnolog y and bio-safety policies and guidelines for the region. Full text...

  • Kadhafi calls for scientific revolution in Arab universities
    20 april 2010 19:41:00
    Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, on Tuesday in Sirte c alled for a scientific revolution in Arab universities, stressing the need to pr o mote scientific research in these institutions and begin the battle for science a nd technology so that Arabs can achieve progress and prosperity. Full text...

  • Ghana launches soil fertility project
    18 april 2010 08:43:00
    Tamale- Ghana (PANA) â" Ghana has launched a three--year soil fertility project to boost maize and legume production in the north of the country. Full text...

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