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- A partnership agreement was signed in Algiers between Internet services operator EEPAD Group and Chinese holding company China Great Wall Computer Shenzhen Co., for the manufacturing in Algeria of computer motherboards and accessories.

- The spokesperson in the Ministry of Labour and Home Affairs, Lebogang Bok says the production of Botswana's first e-passports is progressing well and that they will be ready by next year as scheduled.

-The Linux Professional Association of Kenya and ICT Consumers Association of Kenya will be hosting Kenya’s first-ever open source awards at the end of this month.

The awards will be held at the Panafric Hotel in Nairobi on 27 May 2009 and are intended to “appreciate with recognition Kenya open source contributors who have made an impact in the open source community both locally and globally with their innovative solutions,” says the LPA Kenya.