Africa’s internet speeds ‘slowest in the world’

Africa lags far behind most continents in the world regarding internet speeds, says a report from website monitoring firm Pingdom. The report – which has been compiled using data from from the quarterly State of the Internet report by Akamai – says Europe ranks first in the world with an average internet peak connection speed …

Blueprints for ICT Success: IESC Namibia

Recently Namibia embarked on an exciting initiative to equip schools with education technology based on the Intel Learning Series. I was lucky to be selected to lead an Intel Education Service Corps (IESC) team to support the Ministry of Education by providing additional teacher and technical resources for two of the first 23 schools to …

Justice Department gets demands to explain Aaron Swartz Prosecution by Congress

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, and ranking minority leader Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) wrote in their Jan. 28 letter that it appeared that prosecutors had intentionally bulked up the felony counts against Swartz in order to increase the amount of time in prison he would face. read more

Comprehensive Cybersecurity Bill: Priority of US Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senators John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Tom Carper, incoming Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today released the following statement on the introduction of S. 21, the Cybersecurity and American …

DotConnectAfrica implores the ICANN Board not to follow the GAC Early Warning Advice on .africa

“We believe that the governments were teleguided (or manipulated) into submitting these GAC Early Warning Advice, and as such, cannot really be considered as authentic in most cases. It is simply the outcome of a coordinated action which African country governments are being coerced to support, and we believe that actual governmental consultations with respective …

Keeping the Internet free

INTERNET FREEDOM is not something to be taken lightly, as anyone who has tried to gain access to forbidden sites in China will tell you. The countries that would like to censor Internet content, including Russia, China, Iran and others, were eager read more

Chairman of ICANN Africa Strategy caught heckling DotConnectAfrica to withdraw its bid

. When I first read DomainIncite’s blog titled .africa applicant caught using fake identity which some list members were referring to event as  a high class gossip, I got curious to click on the links his blog cited, and was unbelievably surprised to read one of the the most active assault and hackling on DCA and its Principal was coming from Nii Quaynor. …