24--26 April 2001 Everyone is invited. We're targeting both the technical and the commercial communities. Also, we would encourage people throughout Africa to attend. Competing Data Warehousing Standards to Merge in the OMG. More information on the OMG and CORBA is available at www.omg.org and www.corba.org. Information about the Meta Data Coalition is available through the MDC Web site at ht...read more

Unions representing Zimbabwean journalists this week condemned a death threat allegedly made by a war veteran leader against a reporter on a financial newspaper.

The chair of a Zimbabwean parliamentary committee on broadcasting rules has accused ruling Zanu-PF members of flouting free speech rights in a raft of new laws to govern public broadcasting in the country.

Police in Mozambique have arrested two businessmen and a former bank manager accused of ordering the murder of investigative journalist Carlos Cardoso, according to reports.

In Ethiopia, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has written to the prime minister to tell him that the watchdog organization "is appalled at the deplorable treatment of independent journalists and news outlets." CPJ contends that Ethiopia has become "Africa's foremost jailer of journalists in recent years."