Africans meet in Ghana in February on UN information summit

With the second stage of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) set to be held in November in North Africa, a three-day African preparatory meeting next month in Ghana is to negotiate an action plan on achieving continent-wide distribution of communications technologies.

UN telecommunication agency launches community initiative for Africa

Twenty African countries are to receive dozens of female-directed community telephone and computer centres to help them develop sectors in education, health, agriculture and governance and create information societies, the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said today.