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Thursday, September 25, 2003

100,000 dead in Ethiopia-Eritrea war: "The next few weeks will go far to determining whether Ethiopia and Eritrea resume a path toward war – which took some 100,000 lives between 1998 and 2000 – or solidify their peace agreement. "

Job: FAO SENIOR OFFICER NEWS GROUP: "Under the policy guidance of the Division Director and the overall supervision of the Chief, News and Multimedia Service, will be responsible for the management of the Service's public information activities involving the print media, the web and, in coordination with the Multimedia Production Group, with radio and television news organizations. "

Job Opportunities in ICT for Development: Internet Editor (World Bank)

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

The Theatre Company (Kenya) The Theatre Company and The Children's Theatre were registered in Kenya in 2000 with the aim of providing and creating space for dramatic expression. The company's directors are Keith Pearson and Mumbi Kaigwa.

Job Posting - Comic Relief Media Relations Manager

Friday, September 19, 2003

M-commerce in Zimbabwe A critical shortage of bank notes may provide the impetus for the uptake of financial transactions via cell phone in troubled Zimbabwe.

Pro-Poor Satellite Broadcasting, Myth or Reality? from APC.

Africa Civil Society and WSIS

Welcome to the official IDLELO website The first African conference on the Digital Commons.
Dates: Jan 11-15, 2004
Venue: The University of the Western Cape
Cape Town, South Africa

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Kenya hosts massive ICASA HIV/AIDS conference

UFO in Zimbabwe UFOs in Africa...

Catalysing Access to ICTs in Africa | Home The CATIA programme now has a web site. This is a $15 million (approx) programme for Internet and ICT development in Africa, funding mainly by the British government and executed by Atos KPMG Consulting. Daily editorial cartoons from Kenya.

Monday, September 08, 2003

ICT Stories: "This year the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) partners with infoDev and IICD to support ICT Stories. By bringing the GKP network to the project the input and dissemination channels of the Stories are expanded. But GKP also introduces a significant financial prize for the winner of the Tony Zeitoun Awards; an award for a project most contributing to poverty alleviation. Read more on this cooperation. "

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

AfrISPA consultation:

From: Brian Longwe
Date: Wed Sep 3, 2003 5:16 pm
Subject: AfrISPA Online Discussion

Hi all,

CATIA has made arrangements for AfrISPA to hold an online discussion with the wider African community during which there will be discussion on issues that affect the Internet in African and thus have ample information to guide us in the development of position papers, lobbying efforts etc...

Please subscribe to the list by sending email to:

catiainternetsubscription@t... [you have to post through the Yahoo! interface]

Please also forward this invitation to any others who might have an interest in this area.

The discussion will run for 7 days starting from Friday 5th September and will have a summary report at the end of this period.

This report will also be present during the AfrISPA AGM which will be taking place on the 18th of September in Johannesburg, South Africa; more details on ISPA

Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Job Posting - Professors - Civil-Military Relations, and Counter-terrorism: "Africa Center seeks two professors in the following areas of expertise: Civil-Military Relations, and Counter-terrorism. "

Job Posting - Overseas Volunteers -

Monday, September 01, 2003 / Business / Technology / Web Search Content Ads Seen Falling Short: "But marketers, too, are finding difficulty in predicting where contextual ads will land because often they can be linked to words in rapidly changing news stories.
In one recently publicized example, Mountain View, California-based Google served a luggage ad with a New York Post story about a murder victim whose body parts were found in a suitcase."

Contextual ads apparently don't work.