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  • 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...

  • US, SA break new ground in science cooperation
    05 march 2008 08:46:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US and South Africa have agreed to establish geospatial and earth observation joint working groups focusing on global change, sustainable development, energy, and health, the US Department of State said in a statement. Full text...

  • ECA chief calls for priority on African Scientific Research, Development
    04 march 2008 17:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Scientific research and development should be see n as a development priority for Africa, a senior UN official said here Tuesday a t a meeting of African scientists and policy-makers seeking to improve the contin e nt's participation in global research and development activities. Full text...

  • AU, ECA conference to foster scientific R&D in Africa
    28 february 2008 09:54:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Over 300 experts in scientific and technological developments will gather here next week to explore how African science based entities can step up their role in international research and development (R ensure improved linkages between international scientific research programmes and business enterprise to expedite economic growth in Africa and provide a framework for using Science and Technology options to support economic progress in Africa. Full text...

  • Five women win 2008 L'OREAL-UNESCO awards for women in science
    27 february 2008 16:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Five women scientists - one from each of the five contin ents of the world - have been selected as winners of the 2008 L'OREAL-UNESCO awa r ds for women in science. Full text...

  • Namibia to construct nuclear power station 'in a decade'
    18 february 2008 10:57:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Namibian government Monday announced plans to construct a nuclear power station within a decade, as it seeks an independent power supply status amid a regional power crunch. Full text...

  • East Africa conference to kick start investments in ICTs
    13 february 2008 17:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- About 400 experts in information and communicatio n technologies (ICTs) are meeting here to kick-start a process that aims at enab l ing investments in the sector in the East Africa and the Indian Ocean regions. Full text...

  • 4 countries account for 60% of Internet users in Africa
    09 february 2008 15:10:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa alone account for 60% of Internet users in Africa, according to a report issued here Friday by the United Nations Conference for Trade and Developement (UNCTAD). Full text...

  • Nigeria slams restriction on importation of used computers
    07 february 2008 08:32:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Contending they constitute environmental and health hazard, Nigeria's federal government has announced plans to restrict the importation of used computers as well as other electrical and and electronic appliances. Full text...

  • Pan-African satellite, RASCOM-1, finally goes into orbit
    05 february 2008 09:49:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The first Pan-African direct telecommunications and television satellite, RASCOM-1, which had experienced some problems shortly after its launch by the Ariane rocket 22 December 2007 in Kourou, in French Guiana, was finally put into orbit Monday, according to the manufacturers. Full text...

  • 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...

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