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- To increase computer literacy among Sierra Leoneans, the country's parliament have passed an act allowing the government to remove all duties related to importing computers into the country.

- Tanzania’s judiciary system will automate some of its operations to expedite court proceedings and deliver justice with minimal hindrances.

- Chinese-based Information Technology Company, Spur Group is to establish a multi-million dollar manufacturing plant to produce computing hardware and soft ware in Nigeria.

- The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) no longer has an official affiliate in South Africa. The Meraka Institute, the previous LPI affiliate in the country, recently discontinued its role as LPI affiliate in the country.

- nCipher, a data protection software company, has appointed Networks Unlimited (Pty) as distributor for sub-Saharan Africa to support existing customers and further expand business in the region.

- With Intrepid Ibex, the next version of Ubuntu Linux, just a few months away the development team has released details of the most pressing issues for the 8.10 release. Among these are better 3G integration, tighter Firefox integration in KDE, and faster boot times.