COMPUTING

Computer News - In Brief

- South Africa and Uganda are to strengthen their co-operation in areas of science and technology. South African Science and Technology Minister Mosibudi Mangena and his Ugandan counterpart Ephraim Kamuntu will sign a bilateral agreement to pave the way for both countries to deliberate in areas of mutual interest in this field.

- All teachers in Uganda will be computer literate in five years' time thanks to the partnership between the Ministry of Education and Microsoft.

- The Federal Government has said it supports the Digital Awareness Project, DAP, and other initiatives being out in place by the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, to ensure that Internet and broadband services are taken to semi urban and remote areas of the country to ensure that all citizens benefit from the potentials and resources so the global digital economy.

- Unidentified thugs have broken into the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology at Makerere University in Uganda and vandalised over 230 computers, before making off with memory chips and processors.

- The Tanzania Port Authority (TPA) has computerized its operational system to enable the port work efficiency, its Assistant Director Happiness Senkoro said yesterday in Dar es Salaam. Computers will be used to process documents instead of paper.

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