Namibia attains polio-free status – official

Namibia attains polio-free status – official

Namibia has attained polio-free status following eradication of a nationwide outbreak, the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) reported Thursday, quoting Ministry of Health and Social ...

Senegalese President advocates national broadband policy

Senegalese President advocates national broadband policy

Senegalese President Macky Sall is leading the call for a national policy placing great emphasis on broadband development.Speaking in Dakar on Wednesday, the Senegalese leader ...

Zimbabwe to roll out cancer vaccination project

Zimbabwe to roll out cancer vaccination project

Zimbabwe will next month roll out the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to be administered to girls aged 10 in two districts as part of a pilot project to reduce deaths from ...

After genocide, Rwanda looks to tech

After genocide, Rwanda looks to tech

BUSOGO, Rwanda — The Rwandan genocide still shadows Immaculee Mukamusoni’s life. Ethnic Hutu militias killed her mother, father and siblings, and for the next two decades, she had ...

Chinese firm partners Mozambique in digital broadcasting project

Chinese firm partners Mozambique in digital broadcasting project

Mozambique and China´s communication technology firm Startimes have formalized a US$133-million deal for the implementation of the southern African country's broadcasting ...

New science centre gives S/Africa competitive edge – minister

New science centre gives S/Africa competitive edge – minister

The newly formed South African Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences will contribute to the creation of a competitive, knowledge-based economy, Science and ...

UK provides £16m worth of medical drugs to Malawi

UK provides £16m worth of medical drugs to Malawi

The United Kingdom has pledged to provide more than 1,100 tonnes of essential drugs and medical supplies worth MK10.9 billion (about £16.2 million) to some 600 health facilities in ...

Namibia attains polio-free status – official

Namibia has attained polio-free status following eradication of a nationwide outbreak, the Namibia Press Agency (Nampa) reported Thursday, quoting Ministry of Health and Social Services officials.Nampa quoted the ministry's primary healthcare director Maggy Nghatanga as saying the ministry had managed to control the outbreak by monitoring the disease and continuing with immunisation campaigns. Nghatanga said ...

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Senegalese President advocates national broadband policy

Senegalese President Macky Sall is leading the call for a national policy placing great emphasis on broadband development.Speaking in Dakar on Wednesday, the Senegalese leader underlined that greater access to the internet will provide opportunities for public service to be strengthened. “We must implement a bold broadband policy. This will connect the whole country to the internet and link up our ...

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Zimbabwe to roll out cancer vaccination project

Zimbabwe will next month roll out the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine to be administered to girls aged 10 in two districts as part of a pilot project to reduce deaths from cervical cancer, according to state-run news agency New Ziana on Wednesday.Quoting Health Deputy Minister Paul Chimedza, the news agency said the pilot project would kick off in Marondera and Beitbridge in May. The vaccination ...

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After genocide, Rwanda looks to tech

BUSOGO, Rwanda — The Rwandan genocide still shadows Immaculee Mukamusoni’s life. Ethnic Hutu militias killed her mother, father and siblings, and for the next two decades, she had little support. Today, she and her husband work as day laborers on a farm to provide for their five children. But this past week, she boarded a bus that she hopes will transform her world. Outfitted with 20 laptops, it is a central ...

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Chinese firm partners Mozambique in digital broadcasting project

Mozambique and China´s communication technology firm Startimes have formalized a US$133-million deal for the implementation of the southern African country's broadcasting digitalisation programme, APA learns here on Wednesday.The agreement would see the construction of 24 transmission stations and digital installations for the public broadcasters, Radio Mozambique and Mozambican Television (TVM). Transport ...

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New science centre gives S/Africa competitive edge – minister

The newly formed South African Centre of Excellence in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences will contribute to the creation of a competitive, knowledge-based economy, Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has said."The centre assists in identifying our disciplinary weaknesses or socio-economic threats, and then set about addressing them. "Mathematics is the spinal cord of science, engineering and ...

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UK provides £16m worth of medical drugs to Malawi

The United Kingdom has pledged to provide more than 1,100 tonnes of essential drugs and medical supplies worth MK10.9 billion (about £16.2 million) to some 600 health facilities in Malawi during the next 18 months.The deputy head of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Malawi, Justice Greening said Tuesday that the department would assist Malawi's Central Medical Stores Trust (CMST) and ...

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Cancellation of the African Space Program: interview

Nairobi - On Tuesday at 2PM GMT, the African Space Agency (ASA) released the news of the indefinite suspension of the African space program "as long as the prerequisites for new operations are not met", only two weeks after the last launch of a Moon-bound rocket. The press release of the ASA stipulated that spaceship operations would cease immediately and that it would re-focus its priorities. Most of the ...

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Community leaders partner S/African gov’t in HIV/Aids fight

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has joined forces with South Africa's traditional leaders in the fight against HIV, Aids and Tuberculosis (TB) in a partnership between his ministry and communities, APA learnt here Tuesday.The partnership is part of the country's National Strategic Plan (NSP) and has culminated in the signing of the ground-breaking pledge aimed at the renewal of the HIV, Counselling and ...

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MeerKAT telescope rises from S/African desert

The first set of the 64 antennas of the MeerKAT telescope, the largest and most sensitive radio telescope in the southern hemisphere, has been installed outside Carnarvon town in the north of the country, MeerKAT programme manager Glen Collins has announced.According to scientists Friday, once all 64 antennas are operational in 2017, they will be so sensitive that they could pick up a cellular phone signal ...

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