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A partnership agreement that would birth the largest science and technology park in Africa in Nigeria's capital of Abuja has been hatched between the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) and the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS).

The Minister in the Office of the President in charge of ICT, Dr. Ignace Gatare, has said that the government will support Rwanda Telecentre Network (RTN) towards the setting up of 1,000 community telecentres countrywide, before the end of 2015.

The Customs Directorate of Senegal's Ministry of Finance has turned to IBM and CFAO Technologies, an IBM Business Partner in West Africa, to help modernize Senegal's import and export processes. The new system, based on two IBM z10 mainframe computers, will give customs officers and their partners on-line access to real-time information across all of the country's 30 border checkpoints.