4th e-Governance Africa Forum

Effective Governance, transparent public services and citizen empowerment through Information and Communication Technologies is the theme of the 4th Annual e-Governance Africa Forum 2010 in Maputo from 23 to 25 March. Organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in conjunction with the ICT Ministry of Mozambique, the Forum is part of the CTO’s mandate to […]

Tanzania focuses on Public Sector ICT Management

The University of Dar es Salaam Computing Centre (UCC) yesterday launched a two-year project on capacity building on the effective use and management of information and communication technology in the public sector. The Sh500 million (US$ 370,000) project will see at least 240 workers in the public sector receive ICT training. Office of the President […]

Integrity of Somaliland voter registration system in doubt

Delays in the holding of elections in the Somaliland region of Somalia are being blamed, inter alia, on the failure of a new voter registration system to produce a credible electoral roll. According to SomalilandPress, The new electoral commission has a difficult job ahead including clearing the mistakes in the voter registration system. A high-tech […]

Uganda to expand rural information system

The International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) and the Ugandan government have signed an agreement to expand a programme that helps rural farmers increase their income through ICT-enabled crop marketing services. The Rural Information System (RIS) programme enables farmers to send and receive production and market information through 26 information centres in isolated areas […]

Nigeria postpones electronic voting

Amid public expectations of measures to be taken to bolster the credibility of future polls in Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said that it had no expenditure plans in next year’s budget for the much-canvassed electronic voting system. The INEC position, which was expressed by its Secretary, Alhaji Abdullahi Kaugama, at a […]

Nigeria: Dispute over system for electronic transmission of corruption documents

The Chairman of the Nigerian Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Justice Emmanuel Ayoola yesterday disagreed with the Senate Committee on Drugs, Narcotics, Anti-Corruption and Financial Crimes on the computerisation of the Commission for efficient transmission of both sensitive and non-sensitive documents, especially petitions. Ayoola said that computerisation of the Commission would not amount to efficiency […]

New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts

A report on “New Technologies in Emergencies and Conflicts: The Role of Information and Social Networks” has been published by the United Nations Foundation. It provides a useful summary of risks and challenges which apply to all information systems: … governments, humanitarian agencies, and local communities face challenges and risks associated with modern technological innovation. […]

Botswana: No system to deal with gun crime

The Commissioner of Police in Gaborone, Thebeyame Tsimako, says the use of illegal arms in criminal activities has increased in Botswana but the lack of a database of registered weapons is hindering police efforts to deal with the situation. A recent report concluded that there is a pressing need for the introduction of a database […]

Makerere student designs blood donor MIS

A dissertation on “A Web-based blood donor management information system for the Red Cross Society, Uganda” by Frederick Kanobe, a student at Makerere University’s School of Graduate Studies has recently been published by the Uganda Scholarly Digital Library. via Makerere University Research Repository, 26 Nov 2009

Ghana’s national identity system on course

The Head of Public Affairs at the National Identification Authority (NIA), Bertha Dzeble, has assured Ghanaians that the Authority will soon establish offices in all ten regions of the country to register all those who in one way or the other, failed to be captured in the on-going registration exercise. “We will establish our district […]

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