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Nigeria Increases Space Budget, Kenya Launches Strategic Plan, African Countries Announce...

Top Stories The Ethiopian Space Science & Technology Institute (ESSTI) has appointed a new director, as the agency is also preparing to launch a nanosatellite...

Kenya’s Space Centre to Earn Sh25 Million Annually 

Kenya and Italy have ratified a new deal allowing Italy to occupy and utilise the Luigi Broglio Malindi Space Centre in Kenya. The agreement...

KSA Awards Grants for Nanosatellite Development And Space Weather Study to...

The Kenyan Space Agency (KSA) on 21 October 2020 awarded funding worth a total of Kshs 10 million (approx USD 92,000) to eight Kenyan...

An Overview on the Bilateral Cooperation Between Italy and Kenya for...

Earth observation (EO) capacities and products are essential for the economic growth of the African Continent. Indeed, EO data are crucial to monitor water,...

Kenya Launches Hi-Tech Search and Rescue System

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has launched an automated Aeronautical Search and Rescue System at the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) at the...

Kenyan University to Host Kenyan Space Agency Research Chair

The University of Eldoret, Kenya, has been selected to host the Kenyan Space Agency research chair on space weather.   In a statement released by the...

Azam TV Migrates Video Platform to EUTELSAT 7C Satellite

Azam TV, a leading pay-TV operator in Africa, has migrated its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year...

World Space Week Events To Be Celebrated Across Africa

World Space Week is an opportunity for organisations and individuals across the world to celebrate and collectively inspire interests in space, space sciences and...

SANSA Breaks Down USD266m Budget, AngoSat-2 Set for Launching, USA Raises...

Top Stories South African National Space Agency (SANSA) on Thursday, September 17, 2020, hosted journalists to a virtual media briefing, where the duo of South...

A Space Science Project in Africa is Opening up New Horizons

Eight countries across Sub-Saharan Africa are taking part in the world’s largest-ever radio astronomy initiative. “I’m looking at data that no-one else has studied yet,...

USA raises Alarm over Chinese Deal with Kenya

A fresh diplomatic row between the USA and China has surfaced as China courts Kenya's attention for its Space expansion projects.   The Chinese government, it...

Why Kenya Should Not Abandon the Longonot Satellite Station

Reports of vandalism of metal parts at the defunct Longonot Earth Station was a low point for the Kenyan space community. ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe...

Space in Africa Industry report, Ethiopia’s New Satellite, South Africa’s Space...

Top Stories The biggest news in the African Space Industry for August was the publication of the Space in Africa Industry Report. The report analyses...

Kenya’s Indigenisation Policy May Be Harmful to Science and Technology Development

A History of Indigenization Across Africa In 1972, Nigeria introduced one of Africa’s most radical indigenisation law; Nigerian Enterprises Promotion Decree. This law established indigenous...

20 African Projects Selected for IAU COVID-19 Astronomy Grants

In May 2020, the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development issued an Extraordinary Call for Proposals that could use astronomy in any form to help...