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* Thierry Savonaroye Maléyombo has been appointed as the Minister of ICT for the Central African Republic following the inauguration of a new Government.

* Econet Wireless Kenya has announced the resignation of its CEO, Michael Foley, just six months after he took up the appointment. A terse official statement from the company said that Srinivasa Iyengar, the company’s resident director, would take over the position as company head, indicating the firm could be hunting for a new chief to direct its African operations.

* In South Africa, Lyndall Shope-Mafole has vacated her position as Department of Communications director general with immediate effect. Shope-Mafole was one of the ANC members who have joined the new breakaway party COPE.