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  • '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...

  • Congo hosts third symposium on science, technology
    19 november 2008 11:15:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The third edition of the symposium on scientific and technological development in Congo began here on Tuesday with the theme: "What type of scientific and technological research for Congo's development". Full text...

  • Nitram to open training school in Algiers
    15 november 2008 11:28:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) – Nitram, a multinational -company involved in the design and manufacture of equipment and services for the processing industry, plans to open a training school in 2010 in Algiers. Full text...

  • Nigeria opposition tasks government of 'faulty' satellite
    13 november 2008 12:59:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's main opposition Action Congress (AC) party has challenged the federal government to ''come clean'' on what has happened to the 40-billion-naira Nigerian communication satellite (NigComSat) that was launched i nto orbit last year (US$1=N118). Full text...

  • Funds hitch hampers ICT development in East Africa
    12 november 2008 20:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Lack of funds for implementing key Information and Commu nication Technology (ICT) programmes has been identified as a key factor hamperi n g the setting up of digital villages and access to internet services across East Africa. Full text...

  • Nigerian Satellite 'not missing'
    12 november 2008 19:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government has denied local newspaper reports that its 40-billion-naira communication satellite has gone missing in orbit (US$1=118 Naira). Full text...

  • 'Nigeria's multi-million-dollar Satellite goes missing'
    12 november 2008 07:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The communication Satellite launched into orbit with fanfare by Nigeria some 18 months ago has gone missing, the private Thisday newspaper reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Architecture engineering institute opens in Bamako
    10 november 2008 16:24:00
    Bamako- Mali (PAN) -- An institute of architecture and town planning, called the Grand Ecole of Civil Engineering and Town planning (GECETP), opened here Monday, PANA reports. Full text...

  • Nigerian, American universities partner on research, studies
    26 october 2008 17:13:00
    Madison- US (PANA) -- A delegation of the University of Science and Technology (K SUT) in Nigeria's North-Central Kano State arrived here Sunday to foster a partn e rship with the University of Wisconsin (UW) System. Full text...

  • Research institute set to re-establish centre in Nigeria
    29 september 2008 11:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is set to re-establish its centre, closed 21 years ago, in Nigeria, institute said in a statement made available to PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • International project to reduce brain drain in Africa bears first fruits
    17 september 2008 19:26:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Scientists at the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) in D akar, Senegal, are now better placed to cooperate with researchers overseas -- t h anks to the installation of the first computing grid at the university (the frui t of a joint effort by the UNESCO/Hewlett-Packard project), called “Reversing Bra i n Drain into Brain Gain for Africa” and the Grid Computing Institute of France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Full text...

  • Mauritius lagging behind on research matters
    03 september 2008 10:56:00
    Réduit- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Pro-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius, Pr ofessor Sudursun Jugessur, has said that Mauritius was lagging far behind in ter m s of research, development and innovation. Full text...

  • Mauritius to hold research week in September
    26 august 2008 12:14:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The University of Mauritius has announced plans to hold the second edition of its Research Week, aimed at presenting to the general public the latest works by its students and the various faculties, PANA reported. Full text...

  • Research institute collaborates with India govt on biotechnology
    17 august 2008 09:19:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is collaborating with the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, to establish a DBT-ICRISAT Platform for Translational Research on Transgenic Crops (PTTC) at ICRISAT's global headquarters at Patancheru, near Hyderabad in India, according to a statement from the Institute. Full text...

  • Research institute collaborates with India govt on biotechnology
    16 august 2008 20:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi- Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is collaborating with the Department of Biotechnology (DB T ) in the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, to establish a DBT-ICRISAT Platform for Translational Research on Transgenic Crops (PTTC) at IC R ISAT's global headquarters at Patancheru, near Hyderabad in India, according to a statement from the Institute. Full text...

  • Mozambique researches for sustainable development
    12 august 2008 16:02:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique's Minister of Industry and Trade, Antonio Fernando, Monday recognised that difficulties still prevailed in processing the country's natural resources to add value to them and promote sustainable develop m ent. Full text...

  • 2 South African oceanographers for research voyages
    11 august 2008 19:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two young South African oceanographers have bee n selected to participate in one of the most ambitious research voyages ever und e rtaken off the east coast of Africa. Full text...

  • Kenyan firm wants Internet access to surpass cell phone growth
    29 july 2008 10:50:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's mobile phone service provider, Safaricom, has ra ttled competitors in the provision of Internet services, following its launch of the third generation (3G) network services. Full text...

  • UN: New global soil database can help tackle climate change
    22 july 2008 22:19:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A new database on the world's soils offers insights that c an be helpful in addressing climate change and food production, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) "The more information we have about soil properties, the more we can evaluate th e quality of our natural resources all over the world and their potential to pro d uce food now and in future scenarios of climate change," Alexander Muller, FAO A s sistant Director General for Natural Resources and Environment Management, said. Full text...

  • A support fund established for scientific competitiveness in Senegal
    16 july 2008 19:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Permanent Secretary of Senegal's Accelerated Growth Strategy (AGS), Ibrahima Wade, announced here Tuesday that the government had pu t in place a support fund for scientific and technological competitiveness, in an effort to enable Senegalese researchers make known their inventions. Full text...

  • Senegal's most widely spoken language, Wolof, on internet
    16 july 2008 17:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Executive Director of the West Africa Microsoft Citi zen programme, Samba Guissé, announced here Tuesday that by the end of the year, Wolof, the most widely spoken language in Senegal and the Gambia, would be trans l ated into Windows Vista and Office 2007 softwares. Full text...

  • Ghana to host climate change conference
    10 july 2008 22:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana and the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Thursday signed letters to enable Ghana to host a conference on climate change in August. Full text...

  • World Economic Forum says Egypt on road to tech success
    09 july 2008 00:25:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) - – Egypt is on the road to future technological growth, according to a recent Global Information Technology Report issued by the World Economic Forum. Full text...

  • UN agency, Microsoft plan increased collaboration
    27 june 2008 21:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) 0 The head of the United Natio-ns International Telecommunica tion Union (ITU) and the Chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates have discussed enhanci n g their collaboration on using information technology to spur development around the world. Full text...

  • University of Bangui researchers unveil foodstuff-drying devices
    11 june 2008 08:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic(PANA) -- Researchers at the University of Bangui in the Central African Republic have presented four prototypes of renewable energy-operated foodstuff-drying devices. Full text...

  • Ghana launches Science and Technology Endowment Fund
    04 june 2008 22:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – The Ghana government on Wedn-esday gave science and technol ogy a big shot in the arm with the establishment of an endowment fund to boost r e search. Full text...

  • Ghana Cabinet approves nuclear energy power plant project
    02 june 2008 22:18:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – With the Ghana government se-eking reliable sources of ener gy to supplement its power production, it has given its blessings to nuclear ene r gy power, although this has been rejected by other sources as expensive and dang e rous. Full text...

  • Africa Information Technology exhibition opens in Nigeria
    26 may 2008 07:30:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- More than 5,000 industry leaders and stakeholders were due to converge in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja Monday for the start of the Africa Information Technology Exhibition (AFRITEX). Full text...

  • AU, Microsoft to cooperate in ICT development in Africa
    16 may 2008 07:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Africa Union (AU) and Microsoft have agreed to join forces in acceleration of social and economic development in Africa through the use of information and communication technology (ICT). Full text...

  • ITU Telecom Africa conference comes To Egypt
    13 may 2008 11:26:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The 2008 edition of the ITU Telecom Africa conference has started off in Egypt, with about 200 companies from 45 nations attending. Full text...

  • Ghanaian and South African scientists meet
    22 april 2008 20:25:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Some 50 Ghanaian and South A-frican scientists, academics a nd policy makers began a four-day meeting in Accra on Tuesday to work towards th e establishment of joint collaborative research and development projects. Full text...

  • Senegal to get 30,000 computers under "Digital Solidarity Fund"
    21 april 2008 13:00:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese schools are billed to get 30,000 computers as part of the progress made toward realising the goals of ''Digital Solidarity Fund'' project, according to the Director of SENECLIC, Ababacar Diop. Full text...

  • 'Lighting Africa' conference holds in Accra May 5-8
    10 april 2008 07:47:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The First Global Business Conference and Competition for Off-grid Lighting in Africa has been scheduled for Accra, Ghana, 5-8 May, the World Bank Group announced in a statement made available to PANA here. Full text...

  • Arabsat signs two contracts with Libya and Sudan
    09 april 2008 21:58:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Arab Satellite Communication, Arabsat, on Wednesday signed two contracts with Libya and Sudan at a ceremony in Marrakech, southern M o rocco. Full text...

  • Microsoft's Open XML joins HTML, PDF and ODF formats
    08 april 2008 22:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Microsoft's Office Open XML, the world leader in softwar es,recently certified by ISO (International Standardisation Organisation) and th e CEI (International Electrotechnic Organisation), has met the criteria required t o join the HTML, PDF and ODF formats, so far recognised as the formats of ISO-CE I documents in open standard, a communiqué of Microsoft issued on Tuesday said. Full text...

  • Microsoft to help in development of micro-enterprises in Africa
    27 march 2008 23:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- US software giant, Microsoft, is to help African governm ents create local computer industry and support small-scale enterprises to becom e competitive on the world market. Full text...

  • Conference on free software ends
    17 march 2008 23:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Delegates from some 20 African countries who took part in the Third Conference of Free Software (IDELO 3) in Dakar on Monday urged users of software in Africa to be involved in the use of these new computer programmes. Full text...

  • DIF, OIC to distribute 500,000 computers to Least Developed Countries
    15 march 2008 07:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) will pr ovide 500,000 computers for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) in its fold in a n effort to help enhance their technological development, the Executive Secretary of the Digital Solitary Fund (DIF), Alain Clerc, announced here Friday. Full text...

  • Brazzaville hosts regional symposium on science, parliament
    12 march 2008 13:01:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A sub-regional symposium on science, technology and the parliament opened here Tuesday to draw the attention of parliamentarians to the importance of science and technology in development, a parliamentary source here said Wednesday. Full text...

  • USAID, Nigerian firms partner to improve technology skills
    07 march 2008 10:04:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in partnership with four Nigerian companies, has donated 362 computers to the University of Lagos to enhance technological development among students, according to a statement from the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate in Lagos. Full text...

  • African scientists call for permanent forum
    07 march 2008 07:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African scientists on Thursday ended a four-day brainstorming conference in Addis Ababa with a call for the creation of a secretariat that will serve as a permanent forum for interaction between them and their international partners. Full text...

  • Cuba supports Mozambican Biotechnology Centre
    05 march 2008 18:23:00
    Havana- Cuba (PANA) -- Mozambique is set to create a biotechnology centre with te chnical and scientific support from Cuba. Full text...

  • Conference stresses need for higher standards of science in Africa
    05 march 2008 17:38:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Underlining the urgent need for Africa to catch u p with the newly-industrialized regions of the world, African scientists meeting here Wednesday pleaded for the upgrading of the agenda on science, technology an d innovation (STI) issues across the continent. Full text...

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