Africa’s aerospace industry heralds a new era

Africa’s aerospace industry has entered a new era with the launch of a ground-breaking multi-role aviation platform. This marks the first time in Africa’s...

Africa could host the world’s most powerful telescope

South Africa battles Australia and New Zealand for vast £1.3bn stargazer Square Kilometre Array project South Africa is ready to host the world's most powerful...

Astronaut urges Africa to embrace technology

AN American astronaut, Dr.Bernard Harris, has said that one of the key areas that must be taken seriously by African countries, if they must...

South Africa’s SKA takes another step forward

According to SKA South Africa, the proposed site in the Karoo for the core of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is one of the quietest places...

Nigeria launches first satellite built by Africans

Nigeria successfully launched NigeriaSat-X, the first satellite to be designed and built by Africans, into orbit this week (17 August). NigeriaSat-X was launched along...

Namibia’s satellite centre to warn of disaster threats

A new satellite data centre in Namibia will help farmers prepare for droughts, floods, bushfires and pests. The Earth Observation and Satellite Applications Research and...

Africa ‘must embrace geospatial information’

African governments could become more sensitive to what their people really need by harnessing the wealth of available geospatial information, a meeting of...

South Africa-hosted astronomy office to push development

South Africa will host a new office to spearhead a ten-year plan of the International Astronomical Union (IAU) to use astronomy...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 21 April–4 May 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 21 April-4 May, 2011. Tanzania to triple research funds A decision...

South Africa: Minister opens Astronomy office

Cape Town - The minister of science and technology has launched the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Global Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in...

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