Computer News - In Brief

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- The government of Rwanda has plans to import up to 100,000 computers this year to boost the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) programme that was launched by President Paul Kagame in 2008 .

- According to the online business news website, African Manager, the Tunisian National Computer Security Agency (ANSI) has recently signed an assistance contract with its South African counterpart, COMSEC, to help set up a treatment centre of computer vulnerability and incidents, in view of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

- The Board of Directors World Information Technology & Services Alliance (WITSA) after its recent meeting in Hyderabad, India have officially admitted Information Technology Association of Nigeria, ITAN, into its fold to represent the Nigerian IT Industry.

- The 2009 Siemens Africa Profile Awards competition has opened for entries, seeking to honour African journalists excelling in science and technology journalism. African journalists are invited to submit entries before 31 January 2009 for any work published in print, online or broadcast media.

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