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- Cina Lawson  has been appointed as the new Minister of Post and Telecommunications of Togo.

- Polycom has appointed Keith Carter as the telepresence company's vice-president for channel partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

- ITWeb recently reported that Parliament and Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda has agreed on four new Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) councilors. They are: William Currie - Communication and Information Policy Programme Manager for Association for Progressive Communication; Joseph Lebooa - Business Liaison Manager with MTN; Ntombela Ndhlovu - GM Stakeholder Management-Corporate Affairs at SABC; andStephen Mncube - Chairman of Tasima.

- O3b Networks has announced the appointment of Christian Patouraux as Chief Product Development Officer. Until 2009, Patouraux, 40, was Managing Director of OghmaMedia, a wireless media company based in Singapore which he founded. OghmaMedia established and operated a vast network of wireless access points and served the advertising industry. Mr. Patouraux also founded and headed a consultancy practice in Singapore, focused on providing strategic planning, market insight and sales support to clients in the Satellite industry. Previously, he worked for 8 years at SES in Luxembourg and the USA, where he held various responsibilities in Satellite operations development and Satellite procurement and manufacturing. Most recently, he was a Managing Partner based in Sydney, Australia for SoftVenture, a fast growing investment and business performance consulting firm.