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- The NEPAD e-Africa Youth Programme Interim Steering Committee was today elected in the final day of the NEPAD e-Africa Commission Youth Programme conference being held in the resort town of Badplass, Mpumalanga Province in South Africa. The Steering Committee will also be at the forefront of the implementation of the Youth Programmes 3-year programme and strategic objectives.

- The Nairobi Stock Exchange (NSE) will launch its electronic trading system beginning September. The system, designed to electronically match "buy" and "sell" orders is more transparent and will replace the current "open outcry" system. The electronic trading system is part of the multimillion shilling modernisation programme at the NSE that was started with the introduction of the widely publicised Central Depository and Settlement System (CDS) in 2004.

- Mozambique Ministry of Justice has launched a computerised system for the registry of companies in the country. The facility will be publicly available from August on this year. Any business person, assuming his documents are in order, can have his company registered in just one day. Previously registration took at least 15 days.