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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...

Africa Needs Telemedicine to Overcome its Healthcare Challenges

Telemedicine is the provision of medical services to patients remotely when the doctors and patients are physically separated using the two-way voice and visual...

Analysis: Rethinking Satellite Procurement Contracts in Africa

More than ever, African countries are establishing satellite programmes with the ultimate goal of owning and operating space-segment systems and ground infrastructure that drive...

NigComSat Collaborates with NHIS for Health Insurance Scheme

The Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) is partnering with Nigeria's National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to redesign the health insurance processes in Africa's most...

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...

Nigeria’s Space Policy is Years Behind Schedule but has Some Notable...

What is Space Policy? Space policy is the political decision-making process for, and application of, the public policy of a state (or association of states)...

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...

Nigerian-based Epinec Ltd To Launch Satellite-based Infrastructure Monitoring Application

Epinec, a Nigerian-based technology consulting company, is developing an advanced infrastructure project monitoring application that leverages satellite data for remote oversight. Founded in 2013, Epinec...

Nigeria Adopts Satellite Data for Flood Mitigation

Nigeria has moved to adopt the use of Earth observation (EO) data to enhance flood monitoring and environmental management efforts in the country. This...

Nigeria Communications Commission to License Last Mile Satellite Operators

In a bid to improve the broadband services in the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is in the process of arming last miles...

India and Nigeria Sign MOU on Outer Space Exploration

The governments of India and Nigeria have signed an agreement on space cooperation. This happened on Thursday,  on Thursday, August 13, 2020. The disclosure...

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...

Understanding China’s Expansive Interest In Africa’s Space Sector

In December 2004, the Nigerian government contracted the China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) for the turnkey and in-orbit delivery of the Nigerian Communications...

NigComSat: Nigeria’s Satellite Company Still Not Profitable After 14 Years

When the Nigerian Communication Satellite company, NigComSat, was incorporated in 2006, the government had ambitious plans for it. The country’s excitement overflowed the following...

Nigeria Launches New National Broadband Plan, Others To Boost Digital Economy

Nigeria, today, launched a new National Broadband Plan(NBP) for 2020-2025 to facilitate its roadmap to Digital economy. The launch, currently underway at the Federal Ministry...

Directory of all space-related institutions in Africa

We are glad to announce the launch of a comprehensive visual directory of all space institutions and industry actors in the African space sector....

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