Computer News - In Brief


- Rwanda and the United States February 12 signed a joint declaration, aimed at sharing experiences in science and technology. The Joint Declaration of Understanding was signed by the Minister of Technology in the President's Office Prof. Romain Murenzi, while the Assistant Secretary for Oceans, Environment and Science Ms Claudia A. McMurray signed on behalf the United States.

- In pursuant to the Federal Government's approval for the e-payment project, the Nigeria Immigration Service will from 1st March, 2007 commence the electronic payment solution for all its facilities. This will include Nigerian Passports, Seamans book, Combined Residence Permits and Aliens Cards, Visas, ECOWAS travel Certificates and ECOWAS Residence Cards.

-Algeria’s El Oued province will host on May 16, 17 and 18 the world forum on information and communication technologies, Slimane Kheireddine, CEO of national telephony operator Algeria Telecom (AT), announced Tuesday. This event that should also bring together international companies from Europe, America and Asia, has adopted the following slogan "The Arab World at the dawn of information and communication technologies,".