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- Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has pledged to support new ICT training to be undertaken at Tumba College of Technology (TCT) in Rwanda. The courses which begin next February include Cisco programs, hardware and software maintenance programs, advanced networking and server operation systems administration course. Also to start in April is software development.

- The University Of Ghana, Legon has launched an ICT- based distance education project to serve as an e-learning hub for distance education students within and outside Ghana who enroll at the University. Its purpose is to improve the quality of teaching, learning and increase access to the university programmes by transforming existing print-mode distance education programme of the university to an ICT-based version. It is also to develop a suitable and modern ICT (hardware, software, networking) and make learning easier for students of the University.

- A new data center being built by the Kenyan government to serve East and Central Africa is expected to ease the region's reliance on Europe and America for data backup services. The construction of data centers by African governments, mobile service providers and foreign companies comes in the wake of continued take-up of IT by many companies in the region, which has caused an increase in demand for safer data storage facilities.