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Somalia: AU Donates IT Equipment to Somali Parliamentary Committee in Mogadishu

The Political Affairs Unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) last week donated ICT equipment to Somalia's Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Interior and Governance. The donation is part of an ongoing AMISOM's three-phase project aimed at building capacity for the Members of the Parliamentary Committee.

During the handover at AMISOM's headquarters in Mogadishu, the Special Representative for the Chairperson of the African Union (SRCC), Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif reiterated AMISOM's support to the people and Government of Somalia.

Source: Dalsan Radio

Computing - In Brief

Zimbabwe: Government will introduce a digital system that enables easy identification of mining claims and proper licensing procedures to curb disputes over concessions, an official has said. The cadastral system would be introduced in June and enables miners to effectively plot their claims on a computer and create a map that cannot be tampered with.

Rwanda: Mentors to Get Net Books and Projectors

Approximately 1000 net books and projectors will be distributed to senior and school-based mentors to support high quality teacher training in English language and teaching methods.

The five week national distribution and training kicked off on January 13 at Club House La Palisse Hotel, Nyandungu.

The distribution is in partnership with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the USAID-funded Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative.

Source: New Times

Angola: Telecommunications Minister Lays Cornerstone for Building Cazenga Media Library

The first stone for the construction of the Media Library in Cazenga municipality in Luanda was laid on Thursday by the Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha.

The structure, to occupy an area of 2.600 square metres, will comprise leisure spaces, garden, rooms for reading and studying with capacity for 3000 books, space for internet, audiovisual, cinema and video games, among others.

The construction works are under the responsibility of an Angolan company and will last 13 months.

Source: Angola Press

Computing - In Brief

Zimbabwe: Government will introduce a digital system that enables easy identification of mining claims and proper licensing procedures to curb disputes over concessions, an official has said. The cadastral system would be introduced in June and enables miners to effectively plot their claims on a computer and create a map that cannot be tampered with.

Rwanda: Mentors to Get Net Books and Projectors

Approximately 1000 net books and projectors will be distributed to senior and school-based mentors to support high quality teacher training in English language and teaching methods.

The five week national distribution and training kicked off on January 13 at Club House La Palisse Hotel, Nyandungu.

The distribution is in partnership with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the USAID-funded Literacy, Language, and Learning (L3) Initiative.

Source: New Times

Angola: Telecommunications Minister Lays Cornerstone for Building Cazenga Media Library

The first stone for the construction of the Media Library in Cazenga municipality in Luanda was laid on Thursday by the Minister of Telecommunication and Information Technology, José Carvalho da Rocha.

The structure, to occupy an area of 2.600 square metres, will comprise leisure spaces, garden, rooms for reading and studying with capacity for 3000 books, space for internet, audiovisual, cinema and video games, among others.

The construction works are under the responsibility of an Angolan company and will last 13 months.

Source: Angola Press

Computing - In Brief

- Hewlett Packard (HP) recently hosted its elite partners across Africa in Dubai recently, where it announced Dataflex as its best sales partner of the year 2013.

Innovation: A Solar Energy-Powered PC Made in Mali

As part of our series on innovation made in Africa, we recently showcased the 3D printer made from E-waste in Togo and a spell checker for Bambara language. Today, we present the first low-power PC made in Mali. The PC called Limmorgal (Calculator in Peul language) is the brainchild of two Malian groups, Internet society Mali (ISOC Mali) and Intelec 3. Mamadou Iam Diallo, president of ISOC Mali, explains the needs they want to fulfill with this PC [fr] to Bamako Blog:

Source: Global Voices Online

M2M communications will be a big focus in 2014, says TruTeq Devices

Mobile communications is going to grow from strength to strength in the coming years and one of the areas where we will see a lot of activity during 2014 is in machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, said Derick Roberts, CEO of mobile communications specialist, Truteq Devices.

"Up to 75% of mobile network operators (MNOs) will offer M2M during 2014.There is going to be a tremendous focus in this arena," said Roberts, "and companies need to be aware of this – and take advantage of it."

Source: ItWeb Africa
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