Internet News - In Brief


- The Sapo CV internet portal is celebrating four years in Cape Verde by reaching a milestone of 10 million page views. Since launching in April 2008, Sapo CV has enjoyed the support of CVTelecom and signed strategic partnerships with national media outlets – A Semana, Expresso das Ilhas, Inforpress, O Liberal, Praia FM, RTC and A Nacao. Present in five Portuguese-speaking countries - Portugal, Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique, Timor-Leste - the Sapo portal is part of the Portugal Telecom Group.

- Namibian Institutions of higher learning, vocational training centres, state schools as well as health centres will enjoy free Internet access starting 15 May this year. The Minister of Information and Communication Technology (MITC), Joël Kaapanda, yesterday revealed that government has spent US$37.5 million, which equals approximately N$300 million, to make the service available. Telecom Namibia has made available telephone line infrastructure as well as wireless technology for the implementation of the project. However, the challenge is the lack of electricity at all schools as well as the lack of computer equipment, according to Kaapanda.