11.01.09

Microsoft Uses Propaganda to Acquire ICT in Nigeria and Abu Dhabi

Posted in Africa, Asia, Bill Gates, Deals, Deception, Microsoft at 10:43 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“It’s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there’s piracy than when there’s not.”

Bill Gates

Nigeria Windows logo

Summary: Microsoft spreads lies about the role of counterfeiting and thereby attempts to capture Nigerian ICT; A new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abu Dhabi blocks Microsoft competitors from ICT

Microsoft has taken its crocodile tears campaign up another notch. It’s all about lies and spin. At the beginning of this month we wrote about what Microsoft was doing Nigeria and now we find the “rich uncles from Redmond” summoning the ‘piracy’ propaganda yet again. It’s all about ICT, which Microsoft wants to absolutely dominate in Nigeria under the guise of “defense” (from so-called ‘pirates’, a phantom enemy).

Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software providers has launched a new operating system (Windows 7), saying Nigeria is one of the major countries of the world where the level of piracy is a threat to the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector.

Meanwhile we learn that Microsoft has just captured ICT in the United Arab Emirates. Further east in Abu Dhabi we find the following new reports:

i. Abu Dhabi’s ICT arm inks deal with Microsoft

The Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre, the ICT arm of the Abu Dhabi government, has signed a master business and services agreement agreement with Microsoft Gulf to enable the emirate’s local government affiliates to purchase Microsoft licenses and engage Microsoft Consultancy Services.

ii. Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre signs master business and services agreement and MoU with Microsoft Gulf

The MBSA agreement together with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Gulf were signed by H.E. Rashed Lahej Al Mansoori, Director General, ADSIC and Charbel Fakhoury, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf and witnessed by Linda Zecher, Global Vice President, for Microsoft’s Public Sector business.

This marks a continuation of policies which Bill Gates secured in its trip to Dubai, leading to yet another MoU — a contractual scam that we wrote about and sometimes properly explained in:

Here is a leaked presentation from Microsoft. It explains how an MoU works and what its purpose really is.

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3 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    November 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm

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    Three words: “oil” and “Niger Delta”

    If M$ can keep Nigeria from establishing technological independence or ensure that electronic communications are impeded by their products, the reduced communication makes it easier to play the various factions and ethnic groups off against each other.

    Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    For those who are not familiar with Nigerian infighting and “oil wars”, enabled and largely caused by oil exploiters that the Gates Foundation notoriously invests in, watch the following documentary (strong content).

  2. uberVU - social comments said,

    November 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm

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    This post was mentioned on Twitter by linuxalive: ?It?s easier for our software to compete with Linux when there?s piracy than when there?s not.? — Bill Gates #linux http://bit.ly/4jLJE

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