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  • 'People have the right not to be poor,' says Guebuza
    21 february 2007 18:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Wednesday urged researchers to accelerate their work and contribute to the country's development in order to satisfy the Mozambican people's yearning to escape from poverty. Full text...

  • Obasanjo inaugurates African Science Institute
    20 february 2007 19:49:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo Tuesday laid the foundation stone for the African Institute of Science and Technology (AIST)- one of the four campuses under the Nelson Mandela institute (NMI). Full text...

  • Nigeria's communication satellite ready for launch
    15 february 2007 16:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's communication satellite, which is being fabricated in China, is 100 percent ready for launch, according to the Director-General of the National Research and Development Agency, Robert Boroffice. Full text...

  • Rwanda, US sign science, technology deal
    15 february 2007 12:47:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda and the US have signed a new agreement on science and technology, official sources said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mozambican ICT institute gets Japanese support
    02 february 2007 18:07:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged to support the Mozambican Institute of Information and Communications Technologies (MICTI) in training its middle-level technical staff, according to Mozambique's news agency (AIM). Full text...

  • AU to dedicate 2007 to Africa's science geniuses
    27 january 2007 18:53:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU)'s Executive Council holding its 10th Ordinary Session here was expected Saturday to adopt a recommendation on declaring 2007 as the launching year of building constituencies and champions for science, technology and innovation in Africa. Full text...

  • Scientists decry low research use in Africa
    25 january 2007 17:26:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African scientists participating in the Science and Technology Exhibition that started here Thursday have decried the slow progress made by African countries in the use of research and innovative technologies. Full text...

  • Mozambique plans solar power for rural areas
    24 january 2007 17:33:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government's Energy Fund (FUNAE) plans to install 2,500 solar panels by the end of June in Inhambane and Sofala provinces, as part of its rural electrification project based on renewable sources of energy, media reports said Wednesday. Full text...

  • US firm to help Africa make computer software
    12 december 2006 19:53:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – America's Genesis Futuristi-c Technologies plans to help African countries make software, the company's managing director, Jacques Bonjawo, said in an interview with PANA in Paris Tuesday. Full text...

  • UNESCO calls for ethics in scientific research in Africa
    07 december 2006 18:06:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – UN Organisation for Educat-ion, Science and Culture (UNESCO) Thursday called for the respect of the ethical dimensions in the handling of scientific and technological research in Africa, in order to guarantee the interest of the continent in the implementation of the results of science. Full text...

  • Airlines' migration to Internet Protocol raises security concerns
    29 november 2006 15:22:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) – The results of SITA's first--ever Global Airline IT Security Survey released Wednesday, have revealed "deep concerns" about (Internet Protocol) IP-based network security with 80% of those surveyed feeling increased pressure to respond to IT-related security threats. Full text...

  • Minister says Ghana could go nuclear way to supplement energy supply
    24 november 2006 21:53:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Faced with a critical shortage of electricity, a Ghanaian cabinet minister has said the government would soon begin consultations with the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) on how it would help generate nuclear power to supplement hydro-electricity. Full text...

  • Major SA banks install anti-crime software
    22 november 2006 11:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Standard Bank has become the third leading financial institution in South Africa in the last 12 months to install the anti-money laundering (AML) system, media reports said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal to host 2007 African science academy confab
    18 november 2006 12:50:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Senegal will host the 2007 annual conference of the African Science Academy Initiative (ASADI), organisers have announced. Full text...

  • Experts suggest ways to achieve food security in Africa
    16 november 2006 23:43:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Experts have identified scarcity of water and the inefficient management of existing river basins as major impediments in achieving food security in Africa. Full text...

  • African science academy confab opens in Cameroon
    15 november 2006 19:20:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- The 2nd Annual International Conference of African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI) opened here Wednesday, with a call on the various national academies to help provide evidence-based advice to tackle hunger and poverty in Africa. Full text...

  • African experts sue for formation of science academy fora
    15 november 2006 13:46:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Representatives of various science academies across Africa this Wednesday began brainstorming in Yaounde, Cameroon, on the need for planning, developing and management of science fora as a tool that can be used to set scientific and economic development agenda. Full text...

  • Scientists warn Africa cannot achieve MDGs without technology
    15 november 2006 10:17:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Scientists attending an African science conference here have urged African leaders to give priority to science and technology if the continent is to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Full text...

  • Experts move to mainstream science in Africa
    14 november 2006 12:40:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A meeting is underway here by representatives of various science academies across Africa on efforts to place science at the centre of policy makers' agenda in the continent. Full text...

  • Cameroon to host African Science Academy confab
    12 november 2006 16:52:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Cameroon will host the 2nd Annual International Conference of African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI) 15-16 November in the capital city of Yaounde, the organisers said. Full text...

  • African scientists want south-south ties in oil research
    12 november 2006 13:35:00
    Kribi- Cameroon (PANA) -- The best way to promote oil research in Africa would be to develop south-south partnership, according to several participants at the just-ended international conference on geo-sciences in the Gulf of Guinea. Full text...

  • Francophone University opens digital campus in Algiers
    01 november 2006 18:01:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Francophonie University Agency, AUF, run by the Paris-based International Francophonie Organisation, OIF, has opened a digital camp in Algiers, to assist Algerian researchers and students, OIF sources said here. Full text...

  • 45 million Africans for access to ICTs by 2010
    30 october 2006 22:52:00
    Lyon- France (PANA) – The president of the Microso-ft computer software manufacturer, Bill Gates is determined to enable 45 million Africans to gain access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) by 2010, Africa Director of the Microsoft American Group disclosed in the southeastern French city of Lyon. Full text...

  • International meeting against nuclear terrorism opens in Rabat
    30 october 2006 19:25:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) - – The first meeting on the global initiative against nuclear terrorism opened here Monday with many countries, including the US, which has declared war on terror represented. Full text...

  • Mozambique gets more Internet service providers
    20 october 2006 22:24:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique now has more than 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs), from just one in the 1990s, with some 600,000 people using the services in the country some 19 million. Full text...

  • China, Mozambique to exchange science staff
    20 october 2006 19:06:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambique and China have established basic principles to allow staff in the area of science and technology from both countries to exchange experiences and knowledge. Full text...

  • Botswana, Zimbabwe sign NEPAD info infrastructure protocol
    17 october 2006 22:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Zimbabwe and Botswana have signed the protocol on the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Infrastructure Project. Full text...

  • Guebuza opens Forum of satellite products users in Africa
    16 october 2006 20:21:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican President Armando Guebuza said here Monday that opportunities provided by satellite technology should be shared by in a partnership that benefits all of humanity. Full text...

  • EASSy cable to connect Africa moves one step closer
    16 october 2006 17:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) e-Africa Commission on Monday began hosting a ceremony here for the signing of a protocol on the broadband ICT infrastructure network project - including the Eastern Africa sub-marine system (EASSy cable). Full text...

  • South Africa to head Nuclear Suppliers Group
    13 october 2006 16:34:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa was elected chairperson of the Nuclear Suppliers Group for 2007-2008, at the group's consultative meeting held Thursday in Vienna, Austria. Full text...

  • Microsoft donates 12 computers to Gambia govt
    12 october 2006 18:52:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – Microsoft Company has pres-ented 12 computers with accessories to the Gambian government, an official press release said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian engineer makes mark in semiconductor industry
    12 october 2006 09:05:00
    New York (PANA) -- When he left Nigeria in 1975 for America, Emeka Uzoh's simple goal was to pursue higher education in a safer environment than in post-civil war Nigeria. Full text...

  • Rwanda launches NEPAD e-school project
    08 october 2006 13:23:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame has officially launched the NEPAD e-schools demonstration project, making Rwanda the fifth country to do so, according to NEPAD's official bulletin. Full text...

  • Researcher proposes photovoltaic power stations for Africa
    02 october 2006 20:29:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – A Senegalese researcher, At-ta Diop, on Monday proposed in Paris the installation of solar energy power stations to help meet the Africa's electricity needs and lessen the burden of the soaring oil prices. Full text...

  • Ministers say science, technology key to Africa's development
    01 october 2006 13:38:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Science and Technology Ministers from six African nations have underscored the need to develop appropriate structures to facilitate the movement of experts and sharing of resources to enable cooperation in science, technology and innovation in the region, according to NEPAD's official bulletin. Full text...

  • Mozambique counts on Bill Gates help to develop IT industry
    29 september 2006 20:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican government banks on support from American software giant Microsoft to develop the country's Information and Communications Technology industry, Science and Technology Minister Venancio Massingue has said here. Full text...

  • Scientist urges Ghana to develop nuclear energy
    25 september 2006 21:59:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian nuclear physicist Edmund Osae, Monday called on the country to develop nuclear energy to help address is electricity problems. Full text...

  • Skeleton of three million year-old-girl unearthed in Ethiopia
    20 september 2006 17:23:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Scientists working in Ethiopia Wednesday announced the discovery of the earliest and most complete skeleton of a juvenile human ancestor ever found in the world. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host Digital World conference
    09 september 2006 10:38:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to host a two-day Digital World Conference on Information Communications and Technology (ICT) in Abuja from Tuesday, organisers said at the weekend. Full text...

  • Cameroon reels under low ICTs coverage
    08 september 2006 13:21:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) - – The level of access to the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in Cameroon is still low, Posts and Telecommunications Minister, Bello Bouba Maïgari lamented Thursday in a survey report here. Full text...

  • Symposium on neurosciences for Kinshasa Thursday
    30 august 2006 21:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- An international symposium on neurosciences organised by the Association for the promotion of neurosciences (APRONES) opens Thursday in Kinshasa, according to Dr Tharcisse Kayembe Kalala, president of APRONES. Full text...

  • African Ministers discuss Indian Ocean fibre optic technology
    29 august 2006 18:26:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Ministers in charge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) from 23 East and Southern African countries are meeting here on a protocol for the implementation of an underwater fibre optic cable in the Indian Ocean region. Full text...

  • Mayotte maps seabed
    28 august 2006 08:58:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) – A scientific mission- made up of 20 researchers is in Mayotte to map the seabed, sources revealed in St Denis, the capital of Reunion. Full text...

  • Nigeria cars to run on 10% ethanol by year's end
    24 august 2006 14:53:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Cars in Nigeria will start running on a combination of petrol and 10 per cent ethanol from the last quarter of 2006, the local media reported Thursday, quoting the Minister of State for Petroleum, Edmund Daukoru. Full text...

  • Rwanda to host NEPAD ICT signing ceremony
    20 august 2006 10:26:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Rwanda will host a protocol signing ceremony of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministers from Eastern and Southern Africa participating in the NEPAD broadband infrastructure network, including the Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSY) cable, in Kigali 28-29 August. Full text...

  • Southern African Large Telescope Records First Major Discovery
    18 august 2006 15:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Astronomers at the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) have made public their first serious scientific results - a study of a binary star system 400 light years away from earth. Full text...

  • Local NGO to set up ICTs in eastern Guinean city
    11 august 2006 16:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – A local NGO plans to open a- multimedia centre to train youngsters on new information and communication technologies shortly in Guinea's eastern city of Kankan, according to Amara Camara, promoter of the project. Full text...

  • Nigeria to go nuclear in 10 years
    31 july 2006 17:31:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to commission its first nuclear plant in 10 to 12 years time, but the acquisition of nuclear technology would be for peaceful purposes, President Olusegun Obasanjo announced here Monday. Full text...

  • African experts focus pros and cons of GM research
    25 july 2006 19:14:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Africa might in future be forced to consume genetically modified food products from other continents if it failed to develop adequate research capacity on genetic modification, a panel of experts warned here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Nigerian scientists produce heat-resistant chocolate
    18 july 2006 11:37:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian scientists have produced a brand of heat-resistant chocolate in what is being regarded as a major breakthrough in food science, the "British Food Journal" has reported in its latest issue. Full text...

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