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- Angola registered in about five years an increase from seven to 50 percent in its overall provision of services in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), revealed in Luanda general secretary of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Hamadoun Touré. According to the Malian national, at the service of the UN body, who was speaking to ANGOP in Luanda airport, at the end of his three-day first working visit to Angola, "despite much progress since 2007, now the important thing is the government to do even more to improve the quality of services".

- For the first time, the government of Rwanda will equip the lower level administrative structures with computers for proper record keeping. The move is aimed at easing work up to the cell level (second lowest) of governance. Cyrille Turatsinze, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Local Government disclosed in an interview with The New Times. "We are in the process of equipping each of the 2, 148 cells with two computers, an exercise slated to end by 2013," Turatsinze said.