* Tunisian Minister of Technology, Communications and Transport Sadok Rabeh the Norwegian Foreign Minister Olav Kjoerven met to discuss the next WSIS Summit in November 2005. Both sides pledged to work for a Summit that would reduce the digital divide but no mention was made publicly of how the Summit might be financed. Details are awaited with interest.

* Zamtel’s managing director Douglas Mutesha has been shot and wounded by six bandits who got away with his official Toyota Land-Cruiser VX in Ndola. The six men armed with AK 47 assault rifles attacked Mr Mutesha soon after he drove into his residence in Northrise around 21:00 hours on Tuesday. The incident occurred within the yard on his arrival from Lusaka where he had travelled on official duty. He was shot in the right buttock.

* On the move: Martin Brasg has left New Skies and has gone to work for IP Direct...