Web And Mobile Data News - In Brief

Digital Content

- The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) announced today the launch of a new service on the CCA website offering companies easy access to resources; on-the-ground technical support; and funding opportunities to initiate and strengthen private sector HIV/AIDS initiatives in Africa.The interactive HIV/AIDS web page educates users about the mission and progress of the CCA HIV/AIDS Initiative, including recent in-country program work; features CCA member companies that are actively addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace; provides information on funding opportunities for private sector initiatives; lists upcoming events and conferences; and provides access to resource materials, guides and toolkits to assist companies in Africa in the development of HIV/AIDS workplace programs. The new web page also features the HIV/AIDS Initiative quarterly newsletter.

- Thusanang is an Internet portal (http://www.thusanang.org.za) that aims to disseminate information on funding and fundraising issues, promoting good grantmaking and grantseeking practices.

- Freeworldmagazine.com, has made its debut into Nigeria with the launch of its portal. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, last week, Director of Administration at Freeworldmagazine.com, Joan Emeghara, said the firm's mission is to make the Internet further available and beneficial to the Nigerian public both at home and abroad. Freeworldmagazine.com, she said, would be offering a lot of Nigerian contents to the world through the portal, which serves as a commercial website for selling of goods and services.

- Uganda's Busoga Kingdom has logged onto the World Wide Web, the Kingdom's Minister For Information, Security and Protocol, Haji Abdallah Buyinza, announced in a press release last week. According to the release, the website, www.busoga.com is the first resource centre for the kingdom and it is designed to provide basic information for development and promotion of culture and tourism in Busoga. The site is also expected to give details of the investment opportunities in the kingdom. "After collecting the history and facts about Busoga, what remains is to call on investors to exploit the existing investment opportunities" the release stated in part.