School Guide Uganda

School Guide Uganda provides information about all Schools and Education in Uganda. Parents and Students can easily find the type of school they want here, in any location in Uganda. The schools directory includes all Government Schools,Private Schools, Religious Affiliated Schools,Special Needs Schools, International Schools,Vocational Training Schools,colleges and Universities in Uganda. Basic listing includes school […]

Tanzania: “Glaring shortcomings” in government websites

By Al-Amani Mutarubukwa, The Citizen, 27 Oct 2010 Dar Es Salaam — The glaring shortcoming in accessing timely information from public agencies and other government institutions – especially using information technology – has been aptly unravelled by the official website of the National Electoral Commission (NEC). With only four days to go before the 2010 […]

Nigeria: 132,000 notebooks for Electoral Commission

Abuja — In what appears to be a recurring decimal, the Independent National Electoral Commission has for the second time in weeks issued three Requests for Quotation to manufacturers of computers and other hardware appliances needed for the voter registration exercise expected to commence in January 2011. The firms that got the RFQs are Nigerian […]

Namibia to host HIS forum 

Windhoek – Namibia, through the Ministry of Health and Social Services will host the second regional leadership Health Information Systems (HIS) Forum in Windhoek, from 25 to 29 October. The key note speaker will be Andrew Mwenda, a well-known journalist from Ugandan, and head of a leading uncensored premier news magazine ‘The Independent’ in Kampala. […]

Africa gets real-time fire information system

October 20, 2010 – Africa: The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has upgraded its Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS) to deliver information on locations of active fires in southern and east Africa in real time, it says. The satellite-based fire information tool, developed in collaboration with Eskom coupled with cellphone technology for distributing […]

Rwanda: High Internet, SMS Costs Slow Rural Project

High Internet and SMS costs may slow rolling out Rwanda’s e-soko project, it is emerging. The e-soko or e-market is an electronic platform giving farmers, consumers and traders up-to-date market price information by SMS and Internet. However, when a team from Rwanda Development Board (RDB) staff and selected media houses visited Kicukiro market in Kigali […]

New soil information service for researchers and farmers

The African Soil Information System (AfSIS) is developing a map to show soil conditions across the continent. The service will help to identify the risk of soil degradation, how to prevent it and how to restore land where soil fertility is already depleted. AfSIS takes advantage of recent advances in digital soil mapping, remote sensing, […]

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 […]

Livestock Marketing Database for Sudan

GRM International has this year delivered a Livestock Marketing Database to the Government of Sudan’s Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries as part of the World Bank’s Improving Livestock Production and Marketing Project. The system appears to have been developed at a reasonable cost (less than $100,000), but I wonder why a new system had […]

Housing Demand Databases in South Africa

A number of provinces (Gauteng, Limpopo) and cities are at various stages in launching new housing demand databases. It is not clear whether they are all using the same system, but a National Housing Demand Database is currently being developed by local GIS company Global Image.