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  • 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...

  • 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...

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