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- The Angolan Embassy in Cuba handed over a set of computing material to the Angola Secondary School, in the ambit of the celebrations of the national independence 35th anniversary, marked on 11 November.

- SAP, a software application firm has teamed up with the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany to extend an ancillary course in the enterprise resource planning application to students in emerging market countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, EMEA, allowing them to obtain an official SAP certification.The students are expected to be trained in several courses for 10 days. The courses will offer up to 300 participants the chance to acquire valuable SAP competencies during the period in Germany. This will enable the students to enhance their career opportunities in emerging markets with strong demand for qualified SAP professionals.

- As the African Union Ict Week kicked off Gasabo 3D, a local web based engineering services company, began working with carpenters and metal workers in Gakinjiro, Nyarugenge District, to demonstrate modern and efficient methods of working by using computer aided design and manufacturing techniques.

- Nigerian company Zinox Technologies, in which JSE-listed Mustek has a 12% stake, has landed a deal worth R1bn for voter registration machines.Zinox must supply 132 000 machines to Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, making up the lion’s share of the contract, which was awarded to three companies.