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- Kenyan broadcasters are set to replace the older analogue equipment with digital technology by 2015, the information and communications technology minister, Mutahi Kagwe, has said.

- The Higher Radio and Television Communication Authority (HAAC) in Benin has suspended the broadcasting, on the public television, the `Week-end matin` programme over alleged political propaganda, in the wake of the ongoing campaigns for legislative elections, scheduled for 25 March.

- 110 professionals of media including 98 Algerian and foreign journalists partake in the proceedings of the 3rd session of the university of audiovisual sectors in the Mediterranean, which got underway Saturday in Oran. This meeting, to wrap up on 17 March, is organized by the international association of Conference of Audiovisual Mediterranean Operators (COPEAM) under the aegis of ENTV with the cooperation of Radio France International (RFI) and RTSI, it was pointed out.

- The regulator of Central African Republic, the HCC (Haut Conseil de la Communication) has issued an authorisation for the roll out of a private community radio station in Boali, 80km in the North West of the capital Bangui. Three additional authorisations will soon be issued covering radio, TV and digital broadcasting.