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  • DRC among winners of Prize for the increase in teachers' efficiency
    09 april 2010 23:11:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The â?Education for allâ? centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is among the three schools that won the 2010 UNESCO Prize â?Hamdan Bin Rashid Al-Maktoumâ? awarding exemplary practices and performances to increase efficiency among teachers, according to the statement issued by UNESCO and made available to PANA on Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritania connected to submarine cable linking Europe to Africa
    08 april 2010 14:53:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania was Wednesday connected to the submar ine optical fiber between Europe and Africa, the Mauritanian Information Agency ( AMI) reported on Thursday, quoting the Minister of Vocational Training and new T e chnologies, Mohamed Ould Khouna. Full text...

  • Mauritania sets up Nuclear Safety Authority
    19 march 2010 16:39:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian government has set up a Radiatio n Protection, Safety and Nuclear Security Authority, according to a decree issue d on Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius eyes geothermal power, seaweeds
    02 march 2010 13:11:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Council of Research of Mauritius is currently working on two major projects: the production of electricity from geothermal sources and the exploitation of se aweeds for commercial purposes. Full text...

  • Ethiopia launches National Science & Tech Award
    16 february 2010 14:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Ethiopia government Tuesday launched an annua l Science, Math and Technology National Award honoring 226 teachers and students at the first edition. Full text...

  • South African scientists win AU prizes for excellence
    31 january 2010 17:51:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Two scientists from South African universities ha ve taken the two awards for "excellence in science technology" , awarded by t he African Unity (AU), at a ceremony in Addis Ababa, on the sidelines of the AU Summit in Ethiopia. Full text...

  • Africa resolved to reduce its digital divide
    30 january 2010 09:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 14th ordinary summit of the African Union (AU ), which opens Sunday (31 Jan. Full text...

  • Technical problems disrupt internet service
    21 january 2010 17:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Thursday experienced widespread disruption in int ernet services because of a huge technical fault. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe to experience eclipse of the sun Friday
    14 january 2010 07:55:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe will experience a partial solar eclipse of th e sun Friday, local media reported, quoting South African and US experts. Full text...

  • Eclipse of the sun expected on Friday in Libya
    13 january 2010 23:48:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The majority of Libyan cities will witness on Friday an eclipse of the sun, according to the Libyan Centre for Remote Sensing Satellite and Space Sciences. Full text...

  • Libya starts activating nuclear programme agreements
    06 january 2010 23:14:00
    Tripoli- Libya(PANA) -- Libyan Nuclear Energy Board has activated agreements concluded with some countries in the field of the peaceful use of nuclear energy and engaged several enterprises specialised in the construction of atomic reactors for power generation and water desalination. Full text...

  • Survey: 'Only 2.7% of Africans use internet'
    21 december 2009 22:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Only 2. Full text...

  • Centre to receive telecommunication data opens in Libya
    12 november 2009 21:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The secretary of the Libyan general office for communica tion, Dr Mohamed Mouammar Kadhafi, on Thursday opened in Tripoli a centre for th e reception of telecommunication data. Full text...

  • SADC Science, Engineering, Technology Week opens in Mauritius
    22 october 2009 16:49:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Industry, Science and Research Minister , Dharam Gokhool, said the time has come for Africa, a land of knowledge, to red i scover itself and embark on the route to regeneration, renaissance and renewal. Full text...

  • Mauritius hosts SADC science, engineering, technology exhibition
    16 october 2009 14:47:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will host the Southern African Developm ent Community (SADC) Science, Engineering and Technology exhibition from 22 to 2 5 October at the Swami Vivekananda Centre, Pailles, near the capital, Port-Louis, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • Kenya rejoins atomic agency board
    18 september 2009 18:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya has been re-elected to the board of the Internatio nal Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) after a 26-year absence. Full text...

  • Senegal to re-launch President's grand prize for technological innovation
    16 september 2009 22:03:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal will this year re-launch the President's Grand P rize for technological promotion and innovation after almost 10 years of dormanc y , the Senegalese senior minister of Mining, Industry, Processing of Agricultural Products and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), Mr Ousmane Ngom, announced on Wednesday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Kadhafi inaugurates African Satellite Control Centre
    15 september 2009 23:00:00
    Gariyan- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan leader, Mouammar Kadhafi, on Monday inaugurat ed the main African Satellite Control Centre (QAF1) in Gariyan, some 80km south- w est of the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Full text...

  • AU honours first African women scientific researchers
    09 september 2009 15:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union Commission on Wednesday rewarde d five African women researchers for their excellent research works. Full text...

  • Yar'Adua cancels GHz Spectrum Band licence
    11 august 2009 17:41:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- President Umaru Yarâ?Adua Tuesday cancelled the licensi ng of the 2. Full text...

  • AU urged to set up research foundation
    21 july 2009 08:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The chief education officer of Cheikh Anta Diop Universit y in Dakar, Senegal, Prof. Full text...

  • Rare bird discovered in Mauritius
    16 july 2009 20:49:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – A Dutch, Mauritian -and British scientific team ha s discovered the remains of a “pelvis de dodo", the world's rarest bird, as well as huge turtles in Mare-aux-Songes in the southern part of the island, where the y have been conducting a search for some time. Full text...

  • Global crisis, a chance for education - Tunisian Minister
    15 july 2009 23:12:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The world economic crisis, instead of being a handicap, may be an opportunity for students and the education sector to develop, the Tuni s ian minister of Education and Training, Hatem Ben-Salem, said on Wednesday in Tu n is at the opening of the conference for Finance and Education ministers on the e c onomic downturn and education. Full text...

  • Global crisis, a chance for education - Tunisian Minister
    15 july 2009 22:41:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- The world economic crisis, instead of being a handicap, may be an opportunity for students and the education sector to develop, the Tuni s ian minister of Education and Training, Hatem Ben-Salem, said on Wednesday in Tu n is at the opening of the conference for Finance and Education ministers on the e c onomic downturn and education. Full text...

  • Namibia to build technical Institute in Congo
    02 july 2009 22:10:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Namibian government plans to build a technical and vocational Institute in Loudima, Northern Congo, with a view to strengthening links between the two countries in the area of vocational training, official sources told PANA on Thursday in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Researcher discuss knowledge management in Africa
    02 july 2009 20:33:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nati ons Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Ms Lalla Ben Barka, has called for the promotion of knowledge as an essential element in the development process. Full text...

  • Bamako hosts 6th African Exhibition of technological invention
    23 june 2009 17:50:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian capital, Bamako, will host the sixth edition of the African Exhibition of Technological Invention and Innovation (SAIIT), organ i sed by the African Intellectual Property Organisation (OAPI), PANA learnt from o f ficial sources here. Full text...

  • ICRISAT throws scientific publications open
    31 may 2009 08:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An open access (OA) system that will make scientific pub lications, a digital, web-accessible repository of pre-prints and scholarly mate r ials of the International Crops Research Institute for the semi-Arid Tropics (IC R ISAT) to all, have been formally launched by the institute. Full text...

  • Microsoft Africa President wants technology adapted to Africa
    28 may 2009 19:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The president of Microsoft Africa, Cheikh Modibo Diarra, Thursday pleaded for an investment in the accessible and affordable technologic a l solutions that could be adapted to the realities of the continent. Full text...

  • AIPO holds seminar on patents
    18 may 2009 21:38:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's industry and mining ministry and th e African Intellectual Property Organization (AIPO) began a four-day seminar on M onday in Nouakchott on the descriptive memoirs of patents. Full text...

  • Former UNESCO chairman calls for scientific advance on African values
    04 may 2009 23:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The former UNESCO chairman, Professor Amadou Mactar Mbow, on Monday urged Africans to take a fresh look at the importance the attach to science and technology to avoid becoming simple consumers of foreign cultura l products. Full text...

  • China, Nigeria sign satellite replacement pact
    25 march 2009 08:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria and China have signed a US$157 million agreement for the replacement of the African nation's faulty communications satellite, tagged NIGCOMSAT-1, the privat e Guardian newspaper reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Rabat, Ouagadougou reinforce cooperation in science
    24 march 2009 22:36:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco and Burkina Faso agreed on Tuesday to cooperate in the educational and scientific sectors over 2009-2011, official sources in the Moroccan capital, Rabat, said. Full text...

  • Reporters Without Borders name Egypt internet censor
    13 march 2009 14:27:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt was named one of the world’s “enemies of the Interne t” by a media rights watchdog, Reporters Without Borders (RSF), in a report publ i shed Thursday. Full text...

  • Pan-African e-network project inaugurated in Addis Ababa
    04 march 2009 17:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Pan-African e-Network Project was formally in augurated Wednesday at the Tele Education Centre of the Addis Ababa University i n Ethiopia. Full text...

  • India-financed Pan African e-network project takes off
    27 february 2009 09:46:00
    Nigeria- Lagos (PANA) -- A Pan African e-Network project funded by the Indian gov ernment, which will provide effective communication and connectivity between African coun tries and the Asian country through the use of satellite and fibre network, has been inaugurated. Full text...

  • Kenya PM charges African scientists on research
    25 february 2009 14:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has challenged African scientists to carry out research on viable farming methodologies that could help mitigate the perennial food insecurity in the continent during prolonged dry spells. Full text...

  • Zain launches mobile banking in Kenya
    16 february 2009 19:19:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Innovation in technological access is on the growth with the introduction of a new mobile banking facility into the Kenyan market. Full text...

  • US$200m telecom project to digitally connect Africa takes off
    07 february 2009 15:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – A 200 million--dollar telecommunications project aimed at improving telecommunications among African countries and with Europe has taken off. Full text...

  • 'UN headquarters renovation work to minimise energy use'
    04 february 2009 07:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The ongoing renovation of the UN headquarters in New York is designed to make the complex more modern, safe and sustainable in energy usage, the project's Executive Director, Micheal Adlerstein, said on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Aeronautics in Morocco will generate 1 billion euros in 2012
    28 january 2009 14:42:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The aeronautics sector in Morocco, which is made up of a bout 50 companies employing more than 2,000 workers, intends to triple its turno v er to one billion euros by 2012, authoritative sources told PANA here. Full text...

  • African leaders urged to invest more in science
    27 january 2009 12:13:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A visiting American scientist has challenged African leaders to allocate more resources to science, technology and research work, in addition to providing the enabling environment for African scientists in the Diaspora to contribute to the development of the sector in the continent. Full text...

  • 'Chinese company to replace Nigeria's failed satellite' (Corrected)
    22 january 2009 08:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Chinese Great Wall Industry Corporation is to replace Nigeria's first-ever communications satellite, which failed in orbit 10 Nov. Full text...

  • South African, Japanese gun for UN nuclear agency post
    06 january 2009 15:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- South African and Japanese envoys will compete for the po st of Director-General of the Vienna-based UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Full text...

  • Digital Solidarity Fund to meet in Mali
    15 december 2008 11:37:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Mali will host on 27 January the extraordinary general meeting of the Global Agency for Digital Solidarity Fund, an official source told PANA here on Monday. Full text...

  • Djibouti, US sign nuclear non-proliferation deal
    14 december 2008 19:21:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Djibouti and the US National Nuclear Security Administrati on (NNSA) have signed a deal to cooperate on preventing nuclear proliferation at the Port of Djibouti. Full text...

  • Mali govt. hosts e-festival on ICT for schools
    04 december 2008 14:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Malian ministry of Communications and New Technologies will organise an "e-festival" on ICT which will feature all schools in the coun t ry. Full text...

  • IAEA urges radiation plant growth
    03 december 2008 23:58:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The Vienna-based UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is urging increased use of radiation to produce high-yielding plants to help people avoid hunger. Full text...

  • US think-tank to commercialise African scientific knowledge
    01 december 2008 17:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African scientists with ground-breaking research proposals will get training opportunities, financial and technical support to co m mercialize their knowledge under a new deal reached here Monday. Full text...

  • NEPAD study on terrestrial network begins
    29 november 2008 16:05:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After a year's delay, the New Partnership for Africa's D evelopment (NEPAD) e-Africa Commission terrestrial network feasibility study, wh i ch is a key step forward in the development of broadband infrastructure for the c ontinent, has started, according to the official Newsletter of the organisation m ade available to PANA in Lagos. Full text...

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