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  • French aeronautic group sets up shop in Morocco
    26 january 2008 11:39:00
    Marrakech- Morocco (PANA) -- The French aeronautic group JPR-CAP and the Moroccan National Aeroports Office (ONDA) Friday in Marrakech signed an agreement on establishing Mohican-Maroc, a new industrial branch of the group, which will be located at the aeropole of Nouasseur (near Casablanca). Full text...

  • Cape Verde makes headway in electronic governance
    15 january 2008 19:12:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verde is the fifth most advanced African country in the field of electronic governance behind South Africa, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Egypt, according to a United Nations report issued in Praia on Monday. Full text...

  • UNESCO D-G to attend first forum of the Alliance of Civilizations
    10 january 2008 17:05:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UNESCO Director-General, Koïchiro Matsuura, will p articipate in the first Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, holding in Madri d , the Spanish capital, 15 and 16 January, according to a UNESCO press statement i ssued in France Thursday and made available to PANA here. Full text...

  • UNESCO to launch ICT guidelines/standards to improve education
    07 january 2008 14:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UNESCO has said it will showcase its guidelines for teachers to enable them use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve education world wide. Full text...

  • UNESCO designated lead agency for the International Year of Astronomy 2009
    03 january 2008 15:18:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN has named the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) its lead agency for the celebration of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) in 2009, according to a UNESCO press release issued in France and received here Thursday by PANA The UN, which had proclaimed 2009 as its IYA in celebration of Galileo's ground-breaking invention 400 years ago when he gazed into the stars for the first time using a telescope, also named the International Astronomical Union (IAU) as its implementing body. Full text...

  • Nigeria projects 1,000MW power generation from nuclear stations by 2017
    26 december 2007 08:37:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has projected the generation of 1,000 mega watts of electricity from seven nuclear stations by 2017 and 4,000mw by 2027, the local press reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Egypt, Russia agree nuclear energy deal
    16 december 2007 09:37:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov have agreed to sign a cooperation agreement for the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Full text...

  • Scientists discover rare animal, plant species in Ghana
    10 december 2007 15:06:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Scientists who explored a swath of tropical rain forest in Ghana have discovered a rare species of animals, birds, butterflies and plants, among others, according to an international website, 'livescience. Full text...

  • MTN launches third generation mobile telephony in Nigeria
    10 december 2007 09:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Leading mobile telecommunications company MTN has become the first phone company in Nigeria to launch the third generation mobile telephony, according to a statement issued here by company Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Farroukh. Full text...

  • Conference of African chemists ends in Libya
    21 november 2007 08:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The 10th conference of the Association of African Chemists rounded off in Benghazi, Northeastern Libya, Tuesday with the participants calling for support for actions aimed at finding solutions to environmental problems in Africa. Full text...

  • Undersea cable to connect Africa to rest of the world during 2010 World Cup
    19 november 2007 15:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A submarine telecommunications cable which wi ll connect Southern and East Africa with India and Europe during the 2010 World C up Football Finals, to be hosted by South Africa, will be laid soon, official so u rces told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • Nigerian city of Kano plans IT park
    04 november 2007 15:13:00
    Milwaukee- US (PANA) -- The government of Nigeria's northern state of Kano plans to establish a multi-million naira Information Technology (IT) park to boost e-learning in the state, a top official of the government said here. Full text...

  • Hope rises on African inter connectivity project
    31 october 2007 12:20:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Participants at an international, two-day conference on the new Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which ended here late Tuesday, have expressed their optimism about the success of the African inter connectivity project. Full text...

  • Microsoft to bolster Africa's rural telecom
    30 october 2007 13:28:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- US software maker, Microsoft Corporation, is ready to help Africa in the implementation of major initiatives to build rural telecommunications and eradicate poverty, a senior executive said here Monday. Full text...

  • Experts to make Africa fastest growing ICT hub
    28 october 2007 19:26:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- African experts in the telecommunications industry will begin a meeting here Monday which they hope will make the continent the fastest growing hub in the Information, Technology and Communications (ICT) sector, a Senior UN official said Sunday. Full text...

  • 10 African leaders to attend Kigali ICT summit
    22 october 2007 13:22:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- At least 10 African leaders are due to attend the international summit on the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), dubbed "Connect Africa", scheduled for 29-30 October in Kigali, capital of Rwanda, an official source told PANA here Monday. Full text...

  • King of Sweden sounds the alarm about global warming
    17 october 2007 19:46:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, on Tuesday sounded the alarm about climate change and argued for a sound environment as the first and foremost condition for a sound development. Full text...

  • Canadian academic urges West to take cue from Africa
    16 october 2007 08:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Eric Mechoulan, a Canadian academic, said here Monday Western countries "have something to learn from the countries of the South in terms of reception and solidarity among people". Full text...

  • Bill and Melinda Gates commit more funds to heath research
    09 october 2007 16:09:00
    Cape Town (PANA) -- The Bill Full text...

  • Opposition calls for measures to boost telecoms in SA
    05 october 2007 07:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African opposition African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has expressed dismay at recent statistics showing the widening gap between South African telecommunication's costs and that of the rest of the world. Full text...

  • Health Experts in West Africa meet on Yellow Fever
    03 october 2007 18:43:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Virologist, Professor Oyewale Tomori said on Wednesday Africa should develop her own vaccines to fight yellow fever. Full text...

  • Health Ministry launches food fortification programme
    03 october 2007 18:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana on Wednesday launched a National Food Fortification programme aimed at addressing micronutrient deficiencies, particularly afflicting women and children in the country. Full text...

  • Pretoria hosts regional meeting on fibre optic project
    13 september 2007 11:29:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A regional meeting of experts in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) from 23 African countries convene 15-16 September in Pretoria, South Africa, to look for ways on how to harmonise their respective national programmes in implementing the underwater fibre optic project in the Indian Ocean, a reliable source told PANA here Thursday. Full text...

  • Connect Africa Summit to address continental IT needs
    22 august 2007 19:37:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- A major plan for assisting Africa to improve the quality of its infrastructure for information and communication technology (ICT) could be the outcome of the Connect Africa Summit scheduled for 29-30 October 2007 in Kigali, Rwanda, according to Abdoulie Janneh, executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa. Full text...

  • World IT Forum opens in Ethiopia
    22 august 2007 10:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- By surrounding people with powerful tools and the right culture, providers of information technology can amplify the ability to adapt more rapidly to developmental challenges, said Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. Full text...

  • Bio-diesel production begins in Ghana
    10 july 2007 13:16:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – A community--based organisation in the eastern region of Ghana has announced that it has started the production of bio- diesel in Ghana from palm kernel oil. Full text...

  • Experts to discuss science, technology in Africa
    07 july 2007 11:08:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- African experts in science and technology plan to meet Monday in Tunis to discuss how to accelerate socio- economic transformation and Africa's integration in the global economy, the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced Friday in a press release. Full text...

  • E-Governance in Egypt, an example of NICT efficiency
    08 june 2007 20:42:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Forum on NICT Best Practices, heard here Friday, the success story of Egypt's e-governance project, part of Microsoft's commitments for the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Africa. Full text...

  • UNIDO, Microsoft seek computers to African SMEs
    08 june 2007 12:35:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- UNIDO (UN Industrial Development Organisation) and Microsoft on Thursday signed an accord in Ouagadougou to implement a common initiative to equip African Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) with second-hand computers collected from big companies. Full text...

  • Compaore opens Africa NICTs Forum in Ouagadougou
    07 june 2007 19:56:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) – The optimum use- of opportunities offered by the New Information and Communication Technologies (NITCs) should enable Africa make crucial strides toward integration and create a conducive environment for the active participation of the continent in the global economy," Burkinabe President Blaise Compaore, said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambican PM urge SADC to invest in ICTs
    01 june 2007 19:18:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Prime Minister Luisa Diogo on Friday urged the member states of SADC (the Southern African Development Community) to invest in the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), given their crucial role in regional integration. Full text...

  • ITA (Senegal) wins IDB US$100,000 prize
    29 may 2007 20:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – The Institute of Food Tech-nology (ITA, French acronym) of Senegal has won a prize worth US$100,000 offered by the Islamic Development Bank (IDB). Full text...

  • World Bank lends Kenya US$85 million for ICT expansion
    23 may 2007 19:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and the World Bank signed here Wednesday a $85 million loan agreement to finance the country's two Internet broadband connectivity projects that are expected lower the cost of communication and internet services in the country. Full text...

  • Moroccan heads international Telecomm 3GPP
    22 may 2007 21:08:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's Salim Mounir Alaoui, has been elected President of the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), an international standards organisation on telecommunications, official sources said here. Full text...

  • UNESCO official criticises some pharmaceutical firms
    19 may 2007 12:29:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A senior UNESCO official has criticised multi-national pharmaceutical firms which conduct clinical trials in developing countries without adequately informing their volunteers of the possible risks involved in such researches. Full text...

  • Nigeria launches Sub-Saharan Africa's first communication satellite
    14 may 2007 09:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria became the first country in Sub-Saharan African to launch a communication satellite when its NIGCOMSAT-1 lifted off into space Sunday from China, where it was built. Full text...

  • International telecoms meeting ends in Banjul
    10 may 2007 20:49:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- An international telecommunications meeting ended in the Gambian commercial city of Serre Kunda, Thursday, with the more than 100 participants analysing the growth of mobile phones, and the general cost of telecommunications in Africa. Full text...

  • UNECA awards African governments promoting ICT use
    02 may 2007 11:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Nine African countries have won the first ever awards given in the continent for promoting the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by governments in fulfilling their public service delivery functions, the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) announced here Wednesday. Full text...

  • State-run University of Liberia gets US$2.5m ICT centre
    29 april 2007 11:24:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's sole government-run university now has a US$2. Full text...

  • African architects asked for proposals for AU Parliament
    24 april 2007 15:20:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) - – The South African government has announced the launch of a continent wide competition for accredited African architects and designers to submit proposals for the construction of what has been described as a uniquely African Parliament. Full text...

  • Dutch firm to roll out US$160 wind energy project
    24 april 2007 12:27:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia Tuesday licensed a privately owned firm to roll out a US$160 million wind electricity generation project, warning the country's energy supply situation had reached alarming levels. Full text...

  • AFRA meets on peaceful use of nuclear energy in Tripoli
    24 april 2007 10:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The national coordinators of the projects of the African Regional Co-operative Agreement for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA) convened here Monday to discuss nuclear scientific and technical cooperation and the peaceful use of nuclear energy. Full text...

  • Sociologists urged to research Africa's problems
    20 april 2007 15:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The vice chancellor of the Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD) based here, Abdou Salam Sall, has called on sociologists to invest in research in social, political and economic problems facing their countries and continent. Full text...

  • Egypt launches 3rd satellite in Kazakhstan
    18 april 2007 12:33:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Egypt successfully launched its third Satellite Tuesday morning from the Kozmoderm base in Kazakhstan, the Egyptian Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister, Hani Hilal, said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Higher education experts meet in Yaounde
    10 april 2007 20:27:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) – A meeting of experts fr-om the African and Malagasy Council on Higher Education (CAMES) kicked off Tuesday in Yaounde as a prelude to the 24th ordinary session of organisation's meeting 12-13 April in the Cameroonian capital. Full text...

  • Namibian groups slam proposed nuclear plant
    28 march 2007 10:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibian environmental and human rights groups have joined ranks to oppose the government's plan to partner with Russia to build a nuclear plant, which is seen as a panacea to the country's electricity woes. Full text...

  • Libya, Britain sign accord on scientific ties
    28 march 2007 09:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya and Britain have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance scientific and technical co-operation between the two countries. Full text...

  • UNESCO, int'l astronautic body sign accord
    21 march 2007 19:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – UNESCO and the Internation-al Astronautical Federation (IAF) Wednesday signed a partnership agreement in Paris, reinforcing the UNESCO-European Space Agency "Open Initiative on the Use of Space Technologies to Support the Monitoring of UNESCO Natural and Cultural Heritage". Full text...

  • Ouaga to host sub-regional NICTs forum
    20 march 2007 19:08:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- An African sub-regional forum on 'best practice sharing' in the use of the New Information and Communication Technologies (NICTs) for development convened here 7-9 June, organisers revealed Tuesday. Full text...

  • Russia, Namibia mull nuclear plant
    26 february 2007 09:08:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Three Russian firms, Techsnabexport, Renova and Vneshtorgbank, have established a joint venture to produce uranium and possibly establish a nuclear plant in Namibia, media reports said here Monday. Full text...

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