Plans laid for West African Internet Governance Forum

The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and other partners, with support from the Open Society Institute of West Africa (OSIWA) is launching the West Africa Internet Governance Forum. It aims are: To facilitate Internet policy discussions on a multi-stakeholder platform for issues relating to the […]

New public health laboratory network for East Africa

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors has approved US$63.66 million to create a unique regional network of 25 public health laboratories across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda. This network will operate across country borders, improving access to diagnostic services to vulnerable populations in cross border areas and making optimal use of internet and mobile […]

Botswana M&E system aborted

Escalating contractor costs have led the Botswana Government to terminate a P55m ($7,6m) contract with Accenture for the development of  an M&E system that would have helped it to monitor the implementation of development projects. The contract was agreed in 2008 to serve the Government Implementation Coordinating Office (GICO) – a department falling directly under […]