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- Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Communications, Prof. Dora Akunyili has called on the government of India to extend its assistance to the people of Nigeria in the development of the nation's Information and communications Technology (ICT) sector while receiving the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mahesh Sachdev. The latter revealed that, two Indian companies, NIIT and APTECH have so far trained over 150,000 Nigerian graduates in ICT. "We wish an increasing role in improving ICT capacity building in Nigeria. To this end, we wish to set up IT University as well as the Centre of Excellence for IT in Nigeria” he stated

- Makerere University in Uganda has opened a computing and information technology centre to develop local computer software. The 12,000sq metre complex valued at over $20m is expected to connect over 100 universities in 13 African countries with India in e-education.

- Botswana based computer reseller, Davekom Investments, has signed a settlement agreement with Microsoft . As part of the agreement between Davekom and Microsoft, the reseller will work to ensure that it only distributes PCs preinstalled with licensed installations of Microsoft software.