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- Nigeria’s National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is to establish a software testing centre in Kano ICT park.

- A cooperation agreement between Tunisian and Indian technological parks was signed on Friday between the El Ghazala technological park and the Society of Technological Poles of India (STPI).

- The One Laptop per Child project's XO laptop will switch to a Via processor as part of a general hardware refresh. Generation 1.5 of the XO machine will have the same industrial design as the original model, but will use a Via C7-M processor, John Watlington, OLPC's vice president of hardware development, wrote in a post on Friday. Currently the XO, which is aimed at educational markets in developing countries, uses an AMD Geode processor.