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- The One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Foundation says it plans seeks a legal removal of an injunction in a suit underway that restrains the supply of its XO laptops in for pilot programme underway in Galadima School, Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory. Nigerian-owned Lagos Analysis Corp. (Lancor) makers of multilingual keyboard featuring various Nigerian languages filed the suit at the Federal High Court Lagos saying OLPC had allegedly infringed its patent in the use of multilingual keyboard on OLPC’s XO laptop.

- South African Linux and open source specialists, Obsidian, will from March be offering official training for the Ubuntu Certified Professional programme.

- Korean government is to build an information and communication technology (ICT) centre at the National University of Rwanda (NUR). Last year, the Korean government trained 23 Rwandans in different fields; including IT development, e-business, economic development strategy, trade and investment promotion.

- Technology company AccessKenya has broadened its presence in the coastal region with the launch of two new operating points in Mombasa's South coast.

- Technology Distributions has formally launched a partnership with Toshiba with a promise from both company to lower the cost of laptop computers in Nigeria.

- In South Africa, memory specialist Axiz has remained mum on whether it is to step in as HP's new print solutions distributor, following the company's break-up with consumer electronics distributor Rectron.

-In South Africa, the Department of Home Affairs is reviewing all its IT projects and wants smart ID cards by end 2009.