BRCK, Vanu And Facebook Bring Free Mobile Internet Access to Rural Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the fastest-growing African countries in ICT development and use, and in fact the country seeks to create an ICT infrastructure comparable to those in the developed world to tap into the opportunities the sector presents. A robust ICT industry can thus create wealth, jobs and entrepreneurs. Therefore we applaud the government’s …

.Africa Game on – Case will proceed to Trial

Earlier this year in February ICANN announced that it was free to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA domain following a Court decision that denied DotConnectAfrica’s (DCA’s) Motion for Preliminary Injunction to stop the delegation of the .AFRICA generic top-level domain (gTLD) to ZA Central Registry (ZACR). The case had been remanded to State court …

Togo is the latest government to shut down the internet

The QZ reports that Togo is the latest African nation to shut down access to the internet after protests against president Faure Gnassingbé were scheduled to take place this week. Early this year Cameroon imposed a 93-day internet blackout on the country’s Anglophone regions which spoke out their marginalization by the French-speaking government. The blackout …

Microsoft to set up data center in Africa

Microsoft software giant has announced it will deliver its cloud service to users in Africa from data-centers in Johannesburg and Cape Town beginning next year. We plan to deliver the Microsoft Cloud — including Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365 — from datacenters located in Johannesburg and Cape Town, with initial availability in 2018. …

ICANN “Free to Delegate .Africa” as Judge rules re-delegation is possible if DCA prevails

The .Africa gTLD can be re-delegated to DCA in the event DCA prevails in this litigation,  says California Judge ICANN announced last Friday that it is free to proceed with the delegation of .AFRICA domain following a recent Court decision that denied DotConnectAfrica’s (DCA’s) Motion for Preliminary Injunction to stop the delegation of the .AFRICA …

Council of Europe Paper discusses .Africa legal process from a human rights perspective

The new gTLD process has created many precedents, apart from being the largest ever single expansion of domains; it has also raised pertinent issues that touch on many spheres of ethics, human rights, ownership, brands among others. .Africa is among the most controversial domains having gone through an unprecedented path of accountability. The domain has …