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Regulation & Policy

- Buganda MPs on Friday accused the government of curtailing their efforts to table a motion for the immediate reopening of Central Broadcasting Services [CBS] radio.

- The National Union of Somali Journalists has strongly condemned a wave of arrests of journalists and media house raids across Southern Somali regions last week.

 - The Extraordinary conference of African Union ministers in charge of communication and information technologies (CITMC) closes with adoption of Oliver Tambo declaration

The extraordinary conference of African Union Ministers in charge of communication and Information technologies (CITMC) has come to a close in Johannesburg. The one day conference of Ministers was preceded by a meeting of experts in ICT which was held from 2-4 November. The Ministerial conference ended with the adoption (with amendments) of the Oliver Tambo Declaration, Johannesburg 2009 which lays out commitments by Member States of the African Union in the development of ICT, recommendations for the way forward and directives for the African Union to follow up. The Ministers also adopted the report of experts. The Oliver Tambo Declaration will be posted on the AU website once all amendments have been incorporated. For any further details, contact Wynne Musabayana on 0825888045 or Richard Mantu on 0724881520

- Information and Communications Minister Dora Akunyili has said the ministry will make recommendations to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on the call for the merger of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) before the end of December.