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- Two Kenyans beat out 29 other computer programmers to scoop two out of three Google Application Developer Challenge, Google announced last week. David Lemaiyan and Gerald Kibugi were yesterday announced as two of the US$25,000 (Sh2.3million) winners for their applications with the third winner coming from Nigeria.

- In an effort to reduce paper consumption, government is considering purchasing iPads for its officials, among them cabinet ministers and Permanent Secretaries. According to the Minister in charge of ICT in the Office of the President, Dr Ignace Gatare, the proposal of issuing iPads to officials is mainly aimed at advancing efficiency and smart governance.

- Speaking to the press at end of a meeting with the secretary of State for Science and Technology, João Sebastião Teta, a technician said Angola’s fibre optic network covers an extension of 10,000 kilometres, that is the capital cities and some municipalities.