Computer News - In Brief

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- Kenya has set up a new parastatal to spearhead development of information and communications technology (ICT) in the country. The Kenya Information and Communications Technology Board will advise the government on all relevant matters on development, co-ordination and promotion of ICT industries in the country.

- President Gbabo in Côte d'Ivoire has laid the first stone of a technology park that will be built in Grand-Bassam to host technology companies.

- Cisco will operate the first network academy in Libya, the Secretariat of Manpower and Training has announced. According to an agreement reached with Cisco, another 10 branches of the new academy will be opened throughout Libya. The High Center for Computer Technology in Tripoli has been chosen as the headquarters for this academy.

- Computer equipment valued at N$32 000 was stolen from the State Hospital Training Centre at Keetmanshoop in Namibia last week, the Police reported