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- The federal government of Nigeria, last week, integrated the country into the Africa’s e-school initiative with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the e-Africa Commission’s team led into the country by Peter Kiwanjuyi.

- In Kenya license fees charged for ISPs investing in rural areas will be waived. Information and Communication minister, Mutahi Kagwe, said that the move was part of Government's plan to ensure internet access in rural areas. Kagwe urged investors who want to benefit from the incentive to contact the Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) while applying for a license. CCK managing director, John Waweru, said the organisation was ready to waive the Sh100,000 licensing fee for ISPs planning to invest in remote areas of the country's eight provinces.

- Open source VoIP application Asterisk looks all set to be the “NBT” (Next Big Thing) but if the traffic on the mail-lists is anything to go by, it’s currently driving those seeking to implement it quietly round the bend.