Nigerian car theft database imminent

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ogbonna Onovo, on Thursday said the police had designed new measures to combat car theft in the country. Onovo, who spoke at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, said the police would soon open a web portal, which would fast-track the investigation of such cases. He said, “The e-solution […]

Uganda creates service providers register

The Ugandan Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority has launched a Register of Providers, an online platform that profiles service providers in a bid to streamline the public bidding process. All local and international companies wishing to do business with the Ugandan Government will be expected to have their profiles in the database. […]

Nigeria struggles with e-Payments

Eleven months after the Federal government introduced an electronic payment system in all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Nigerians are yet to feel its advantage over the manual payment system it sought to replace. People are blaming it for delays in the payment of salaries and other forms of expenditure by the Federal Government such […]

Kenya launches food security website

Kenya has launched an online food and agriculture statistical database as part of an ongoing project by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Dubbed CountrySTAT, the database aims at helping the country to effectively operate and maintain agricultural information systems. Agriculture Permanent Secretary Romano Kiome said the new system would help officials to plan agricultural […]

Conference focuses on access to legal information

The 10th International “Law via the Internet” Conference, concludes today in Durban. Its theme is Global Free Access to Law and Developing Countries: Impact, Challenges and Networks. It is an initiative of the Legal Information Institutes worldwide that constitute the Free Access to Law Movement whose principles are enshrined in the Montreal Declaration on Free […]

Blocked funds stall Nigerian e-Library project

An E-library project linking all the tertiary and educational institutions in the country to facilitate knowledge sharing and research activities for enhanced quality of education in Nigeria has failed to get off the ground. The project had been developed by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council on the promise of N40m ($260,000)  in the […]

Africa Infrastructure Country Diagnostic publishes first report

A study recently conducted in 24 African countries shows that the poor state of infrastructure in Sub Saharan Africa – its electricity, water, roads, and information and communications technology (ICT) – cuts national economic growth by 2 percentage points every year and reduces business productivity by as much as 40 percent. “Africa’s Infrastructure: A Time […]

Database of African tax systems planned

A group of 25 African tax administration authorities have united under the Africa Tax Administrators Forum (ATAF), to boost economic development and good governance in Africa. ATAF plans to develop a joint database of African Tax systems, carry out capacity development events on international and domestic policy and administration issues through a new body, the […]

Free internet for Nigerian universities

The Nigerian Federal Government has said it will establish free universal internet service and viewing centres across tertiary institutions in the country. This is aimed at tackling the problem of low access to cutting-edge ICT  resources among Nigerian students. Minister of State for Information and Communications, Ikra Bilbis, announced this at the weekend while commissioning […]

Ghana 2010: Infrastructure and policing

Ghana’s Finance Minister Kwabena Duffuor delivered his 2010 budget last week with modest plans for ICT development. The national fibre optic backbone will be extended to the northern parts of the country and all district capitals will be linked to high speed broadband. A criminal intelligence database will be developed. And: “A business and performance […]

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