Archive for November 3rd, 2007

source: allAfrica
Highway Africa News Agency (Grahamstown)
2 November 2007
Posted to the web 2 November 2007

Remmy Nweke

The European Union has set aside a total sum of 9.1 billion Euros for funding of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)-based research on the continent through the EuroAfrica-ICT Strategic Partnership.

The partnership, which is part of the Seventh EU Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP7) is a project that would last till 2010 and is driven by activities of the European Commission, Directorate General of Information Society and Media and is aimed at exploring the potential for a deeper and broader Science and Technology (S&T) cooperation on ICT between EU and the sub-Saharan Africa region.

The research projects developed on the African continent would strengthen S & T cooperation between the EU and sub-Saharan Africa on ICT related work. Equally, Experts also say that this could efficiently contribute to [continue reading]

source: Zimbabwe Independent
Dumisani Muleya

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has rejected overtures by former South African president Nelson Mandela and other international statesmen for him to retire ahead of next year’s elections to avoid further deterioration of the economy.

Mugabe’s resistance to renewed domestic and international pressure for him to quit before the polls demonstrates his rigid determination to hang onto power at all costs. This seems to have become his main objective despite the worsening crisis and attendant suffering.

Impeccable sources said Mugabe has given the brush-off to Mandela and his “Global Elders” team which deals with trouble-spots, snuffing out any hopes of him leaving office before the elections now likely to take place in June.

It is understood Mugabe told off former [continue reading]