Computing News: In Brief


* Windhoek — As part of its efforts to make Namibian laws accessible to the general public, the Ministry of Justice recently placed all the country's laws and other legal documents online. The programme, code-named Namibia E-Laws, is an open source platform hosted on the Internet, allowing individuals to access various Namibian laws dating as far back as 1920.

* Kampala — The Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture have launched the CountryStat, a web-based information system that delivers improved access to better quality statistics on food and agriculture at national and sub-national levels.

CountryStat Uganda is part of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) initiative supported by $5.6m grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to improve the quality, accessibility, relevance and reliability of food and agriculture statistics in 17 countries in sub-Saharan Africa.