A couple of news items which might be of interest to Afrik-ITers. They come
from Sabanews Tuesday Jan 30, which is put out by IPS-Harare (hope Peter
Da Costa and Obinna Anyadike don't mind my bootlegging their material like
this - it's all in a good cause!):
ZIMBABWE: COMPUTER/ZBC/30/1/96 Sabanews 1
HARARE -- ZIMBABWE is to host a major conference this year to
assess the current status of computer communications in the 12
member countries of the SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY,
An official of the COMPUTER SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE says the
conference is scheduled for the 15th to the 17th of October in
the capital, HARARE.
The meeting aims to review existing and likely future
international technologies and suggest future directions for the
Government officials, policy makers and representatives of
information-based firms will attend the
MALAWI: TELECOMMS/MBC/30/1/96 sabanews 1
BLANTYRE -- MALAWI's Post Master General has advised countries
running the Multi-Country Telecommunications Training Centre in
MALAWI to be self-reliant in telecommunications expertise.
Mr.STEVE MIJIGA says due to the unstable economic conditions in
the southern AFRICAN sub-region, it is too costly to continue
depending on expatriates in the provision of telecommunications.
RADIO MALAWI says Mr. MIJIGA was opening the eleventh meeting of
training managers for the centre run by LESOTHO, SWAZILAND,
BOTSWANA and MALAWI in the commercial capital, BLANTYRE.
He observed that the centre would have collapsed without the
support of the four countries./Sabanews/bs/fc
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