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- The SA Post Office has paid a damages settlement of R711000 to stave off threatened legal action for software piracy. The out-of-court settlement is the largest victory to be won so far by the antipiracy organisation, the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

- Dan Abodakpi, Ghana’s former minister of Trade and Industry and Victor Selormey, former deputy Minister of Finance, had been jointly accused of fraudulently transferring the sum of ¢2.7billion from the Trade and Investment Programme (TIP) interest account. The money, which was meant for feasibility studies of the science and technology park/valley project, was transferred into Dr. Fred Owusu Boadu’s personal account lodged with Ecobank Ghana Limited.Dr. Owusu Boadu was the consultant to science and technology park/valley project. The accused persons pleaded not guilty on charges of causing financial loss to the state and they are on a ¢3billion each self-recognisance bail.