Accommodation database for 2010 World Cup

South Africa is banking on its upgraded contact centre and the internet to help solve accommodation and other issues related to visitors who will attend the 2010 Soccer World Cup. At a press briefing yesterday, Sindiswa Nhlumayo, deputy director for tourism at the Department of Tourism, said the Web address for the accommodation and listing […]

ISPON calls for Nigerian Commission on Software Development

The President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), Chris Uwaje, has challenged the federal government to create a more enabling environment for local capacity. He called for the establishment of a National Commission for Software Development, empowered with a professional, specialized, exclusive and executive mandate to facilitate the development of software policy, […]

Nigeria plans US diaspora database

The Nigerian Government’s focus on Nigerians living abroad is deepening, as indications have emerged that the National Population Commission (NPC), some Nigerian consulates abroad and the US Census Bureau are set to take their census. Sources revealed that the NPC, after a visit to the US earlier in the year, is considering collaborating with some […]

IHP+Results site monitors health aid effectiveness

IHP+Results is an excellent site leading the way in transparent reporting on aid effectiveness in the health sector. It is maintained by an independent consortium contracted to monitor the progress of the  International Health Partnership and Related Initiatives (IHP+). Launched in September 2007, the IHP+ aims to better harmonize donor funding commitments, and improve the […]

Kenya endorses International Computer Driving Licence

Kenya’s Information and Communications minister Samuel Poghisio has amended ICT policy guidelines to endorse the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) certification. This is a globally recognised certification designed to standardise end-user computer skills. Although a compliance deadline is yet to be issued, to remain in business, computer colleges will now have to offer courses leading […]

10 tactics for turning information into action

“10 tactics for turning information into action”, a documentary film produced by the Tactical Technology Collective,  was launched in London last week.  It explores the use of technology and social media platforms such as Google Earth, Twitter and Facebook on human rights advocacy in the developing world. The film presents ten strategies for turning information […]

South Africa resurrects Smart ID card project

The South African  Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will award the tender for its long-awaited smart ID card project within the current financial year. Following the cancellation of the project earlier this year, the DHA says it has requested National Treasury to restart the tender process. The department says, despite the delays, the smart card […]

Cameroon internet domain targeted by cybercriminals

Cameroon (.cm) has overthrown Hong Kong (.hk) as the Web’s riskiest domain, according to McAfee’s  third annual Mapping the Mal Web report. Cameroon jumped to the number one spot this year with 36.7 percent of the .cm domain posing a security risk, but did not even make the list last year. Because the domain .cm […]

Conference calls for AU database of educational institutions

The fourth meeting of the Conference of African Ministers of Education (COMEDAF) held in Mombasa last week has called on the African Union Commission to compile a database of all agencies and institutions working on education in Africa to speed up operationalisation of an African Cluster on Education Development.

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