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- The Ugandan Government has offered Microsoft land and a go-ahead to construct a software development facility. Microsoft signed a letter of intent with the Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) to construct the software economy centre, which will be the second software innovation facility in Africa south of the Sahara.

- The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the largest independent Linux skills certification institute,, has announced several new affiliates in Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria.