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- A new satellite-based information system will allow poorer nations to gain cheap access to crop, health and climate data, enabling them to better prepare for natural disasters.Starting next year, the GEONETCast system will give countries access to data gathered by satellites and weather stations run largely by the world's richer nations. To receive the data, users must buy a receiver and a US$1,500 licence fee.

- Computer Based Systems (CBS) Ghana Limited, a local business integrator and solution provider, has joined forces with South Africa's based AccTech Systems. With this alliance, CBS Ghana now joins seven other African countries in the AccTech Alliance, which include Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Lesotho.