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Africa Union 14th summit of Heads of State to focus on ICT

The 14th Africa Union Summit will be held here under a theme “Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities for Development”.

Africa Union is spearheading a continental programme to interconnect capitals and major African cities with ICT broadband infrastructure and to strengthen connectivity to the rest of the world by 2012.

The African Development Bank, the International Telecommunication Union, World Bank and the EU are amongst several organizations that have partnered with the AU and availed funds towards various ICT programmes in the continent.

Alongside the official theme of the summit, the Heads of State and Government of the African Union will also launch the Year for Peace and Security in Africa.

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