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- Uganda’s Ministry of ethics, Nsaba Buturo, has announced that the Government has plans to review the pornography law in place. "The anti-pornography bill will soon be tabled in Parliament for approval as another strategy of tightening laws on pornography on the Internet” said the Ministry.

- Droit-Algerie.com, a website devoted to business law in Algeria and the first-ever created according to its designers, has just been launched in France to serve as a "working tool for entrepreneurs, jurists, lawyers, functional managers, administrations, which operate regularly or not in Algeria." The non-free website covers all the aspects of Law : Trade law, corporate law, fiscal law, labour and social security law, investments law, environmental law, oil and gas and mining law, customs law, technical regulations, etc, its designer French company of legal publishing, Droit-Afrique said in a release.

- As of the end of December 2007, Morocco has registered 526,080 Internet connections, an increase of 31.6% when compared to figures from a year ago (399,720 in December 06). Broadband connections stand at 476,414 and represents 90.6% of the overall Internet connections in the country. Wireless internet connections has also made a break through via alternative telco WANA which launched its CDMA offer at the beginning of last year. Wireless Internet access has grown by 510% over last year to reach 42,612 subscribers.

- South Africa’s ISP iBurst has launched a new ExpressCard modem for use in new generation laptops featuring ExpressCard Slots instead of PCMCIA slots.

- Madagascar’s Government has launched a website containing details of all public tenders at www.armp.mg

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