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- A rural information and communication technology project has started in Gulu and Amuru districts in Uganda. The project, aimed at equipping residents with skills in the use of internet, was started by Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach-Uganda (Bosco), an NGO under the Gulu Catholic diocese.

- In a move that could revolutionise the provision of medical services in Uganda, Tororo Hospital has computerised its medical records. The eHMIS has been set up at Tororo Hospital to help to computerise the medical data of patients to improve the efficiency of health services delivery to Ugandan health users and move away from a paper-based system the Ugandan health system currently relies on.

- Over 100 academics at the National University of Rwanda (NUR) are undergoing training on Modular Object-Oriented Learning Environment (Moodle) - an open source course management system. The programme, that is being run by the University's Centre for Instructional Technology will enable NUR staff to infuse web technology in their modular courses, deliver online courses and supplement face-to-face courses.