* The Presidents of Rwanda, Tunisia and Senegal have been nominated for this year's ICT Africa awards in recognition of their role in ICT development in their respective countries.

* Nigeria Nitel spokesman and deputy general manager (Corporate Communications), Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, has given notice of his desire to voluntarily retire from the services of the company with effect from 30th April, 2006. He cited his desire to explore new opportunities as his reason for voluntary retirement.