Issue no 137

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Connectivity News - In Brief

- African ICT market research company BMI-TechKnowledge says the Internet non-access services market is expected to grow from 12% of the total IT services market in 2001 to 18% in 2006, opening up a host of opportunities for vendors. - Crystal Clear Software Limited, a Ugandan company making computer software, last week officially launched its micro finance management information system, ŒLoan performer’ version six. - The Uganda Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL) is currently going through a major computerisation exercise in preparation for the installation of new banking services. - Makerere University in Kampala (Uganda) has been chosen as the site…

Mergers, Acquisitions and Financial Results

BOTCHED US$16M DEAL WITH IFC LED TO AFRICA ONLINE PURGE

According to Kenya’s Daily Nation the corporate sackings that saw six top managers depart Africa Online last week have been linked to a botched investment deal at its owner, African…


Mergers, Acquisitions and Financial Results

On The Money - In Brief

- Zimbabwe’s High Court last week postponed placing mobile telephone service provider Cosmos Cellular (Pvt) Limited under provisional judicial management until the outcome of Cosmos’ Supreme Court appeal. The Posts…


Mergers, Acquisitions and Financial Results

RESPONSES

ISSUE 136: GO AHEAD AND FORM ZAMISPA I have been reading your news often and it is very interesting how the same things go around the African countries. I can…


Digital Content

M-WEB PROVIDES FIRST AFRICAN MICRO-BILLING SYSTEM

M-Web is launching a new micro-billing service that will allow subscribers to add the cost of their online purchases to their monthly M-Web bill, so paying only one account monthly.…


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African Web News And Useful Sites - In Brief

- AfriCam said its appeal for donations in February had brought in $32 000 from the AfriCam community, which had been sufficient to keep the site running until November. However,…


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OPENLINK USES MONO TO ENABLE CROSS PLATFORM INTEGRATION OF .NET

Ximian, Inc., the leading open source desktop company, today announced that OpenLink Software, Inc., an industry leader in the development and deployment of secure, high-performance Universal Data Access and Web…


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JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

- The Tanzania Communications Commission is inviting bidders to provide consultancy services to establish a cost-oriented interconnection charge model among telecommunications network operators in the United Republic of Tanzania. Bidding…


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EVENTS

AITEC ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE EVENT PROGRAMME FOR 2003 AITEC has announced an ambitious exhibition and conference programme for next year, including 20 events in nine countries. In addition to the group’s…