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- Customs and Excise in Djibouti last week held a workshop to help implement their new customs system. As part of this upgrade, it has taken delivery of a vehicle equipped with a scanner to speed up checking documentation on the spot.

- Uganda’s Makerere University Institute of Computer Science has been selected to co-ordinate the establishment of a regional centre for graduate studies in computer science.The multi-million dollar programme being supported by the Norwegian Agency for Co-operation (NORAD), and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) will cover Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Burkina Faso.

- Skills2Learn (Pty) Ltd. last week announced its formal appointment as the exclusive e-learning supplier to Bytes Technology Networks (BTN), a division of Bytes Technology Group Limited (BTG), and to its already extensive customer base.

- UNESCO has recently signed a contract with a Jordanian firm for the provision of news processing and archiving software to the Moroccan News Agency (MAP). UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) provided US$70,000 and the French Government, contributed US$100,000.

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