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  -   Sun Microsystems says more affordable software is now within reach of developing nations through its new per-citizen pricing model for national and local governments. The unique licensing model available to government entities such as countries, provinces, states and cities in less developed and least developed countries and regions, is based on pricing ranging from US $0.33 to $1.95 per citizen per year.

  -   About 60% of the 42 thousand Liberian refugees mostly residing in the Buduburam Refugee Camp in the Central Region will now have the opportunity to undergo training in Information Communication Technology (ICT), the Vice President for the Association for the Reconstruction of Liberia, an Accra-based Non-Governmental Organization, Mr. James B. Kollie Snr has said.This is in addition to an estimated 1000 Liberian refugees who are expected to enroll in Ghanaian Universities and Polytechnics throughout the country in pursuit of various disciplines.

  -  LG Electronics SA has joined with Airports Company South Africa (ACSA), JSE and Bloomberg, to create a complete multimedia experience at Johannesburg International Airport's domestic arrivals terminal. The plasma wall, which measures 3,7 metres wide by 2,3 metres high, will be used to display a variety of business information from the JSE via Bloomberg to all the traffic passing through the busy terminal.

   -   UNESCO announces the launch of the French language version of eNRICH, a fully customisable knowledge management software for communities to find their way around the mass of information and knowledge resources available on the Internet and to voice communities issues and create relevant content of their own.

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