Internet News - In Brief


- Nigeria’s finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has pledged to crack down on the country’s notorious e-mail fraud schemes. Ms Okonjo-Iweala said the authorities had recently arrested three of the "kingpins" behind the scams. The Nigerian government had set up a committee to draw up ways of tackling the problem, and was also planning a fresh advertising campaign to deter would-be fraudsters, she said.

- Four more ISPs may join the Tanzanian IXP in the coming weeks.

- One of the youngest ISPs in South Africa, Internet Partners, has signed an agreement with software and Web development company Currant Technologies to provide all Internet-related services for Currant and its clients.