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- The Government of Liberia has announced the introduction of computer skills training program in several public high schools across the country aimed at making high school graduates computer-literate. About 1,500 computers are expected to arrive in the country to jump-start the program for academic year 2006/2007.

- The first 16 international certificate ITC students at the Namibia College of Open Learning (Namcol) graduated and received the relevant certificates. Thirty-four students were enrolled, of which 12 successfully completed the seven modules of the ICDL by the end of July. In addition, 11 students have obtained start certificates by completing four of the required modules. Relevant Links

- Kenya is among 14 African countries that will benefit from a Sh70 billion Microsoft sponsored programme. Microsoft has made a five-year $1 billion commitment to UP and other programmes meant to bridge the digital divide.

- The co-creator of “Zotob” computer virus, Farid Essebar, has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by the court of first instance of Rabat in Morocco. Farid Essebar is regarded by the American security services as the co-creator with young Turkish Attila Ekici of “Zotob” computer virus.

- The Angolan Government Information Technology Steering Plan, recently approved by the Cabinet, came into force with the publication of its resolution in the State Gazette number 96.