Web And Mobile Data News - In Brief

Digital Content

- Business Council for Sustainable Development Zimbabwe has launched its new website, which contains information on the background to and overview of the BCSDZ, most notably its objectives and activities. Information regarding the mission statement, the code of conduct, the council, technical committees and branches, contact details, and upcoming activities also feature on the site.

- The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced that the website for the national team, The Tigers, will be launched this weekend as the team continues the build up to the African Nations Cup holding in Algeria from the 14th of next month. "I'm quite happy and excited at the level of development in camp. We have never had it so good. And by the weekend when the Tigers website is launched everyone from across the world will be able to hook up with the events in camp," said NBBF Technical Committee Chairman, Adamu Ahmed. The site will showcase, in details, the national team's build up to the African meet as well as their run to the World Championship in Japan should they pick a ticket as highly expected of them.

- PAMBERI Trust - incorporating The Book Café and Mannenberg Jazz Club - are excited to announce the setting-up of a website for Zimbabwe's performing, literary and visual artists. The website is being set-up to offer artists of every discipline the opportunity to promote themselves and their work at no cost, make use of information technology enjoyed by artists elsewhere, and offer the world contact details and information through the world wide web. Another broader objective is to draw the somewhat fragmented corners of the arts and cultural industry of Zimbabwe together for the benefit and survival of all stakeholders. Within the three main categories of performing, literary and visual arts, there will also be sections for up and coming, not-yet-established artists, and as far as possible, information on influential artists who are no longer with us. The website will also feature a books section and gallery, arts news and links with arts events lists, and a discussion forum.


- The Government of Luxembourg, a founding donor of the Development Gateway Foundation, has pledged to extend and increase its financial support for the organization with a total of 1.2 million euros over the next three years. The funds will advance the Development Gateway's non-profit mission of putting the Internet to work for the benefit of developing countries.