ICANN loses .africa case in the midst of Congressional accountability oversight

DotConnectAfrica has emerged as the prevailing party in a case involving ICANN and has been running for two years. The case commenced officially in October 2013 when DCA Trust sent its first Notice of IRP to ICANN as a process towards resolving of the dispute between ICANN and DCA Trust over ICANN discriminatory Board decisions …

ICANN GAC receives reprimand for its new unnecessary advice on .africa that is in Independent Review Process

  The Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) has been heavily criticized on its latest new gTLD advice to DotConnectAfrica’s application. During the recently concluded ICANN 50 international meeting, the  GAC provided new advice through London Communiqué asking the following:   The ICANN Board to provide timely communication to the affected parties, in particular to provide clarity …

Sophia Bekele Blocked by AUC from ITU event over Dotafrica Dispute

  In an ongoing controversy that involves ICANN being in favor of South Africa’s ZA Central Registry NPC as the managers of the Dot .Africa gTLD, another applicant appears to have been barred from an International Telecommunication Union event. Sophia Bekele, an Ethiopian entrepreneur, is a business and corporate executive, an International entrepreneur, corporate governance… …

The Internet is a ‘SHE’ – Sophia Bekele says at a KeyNote on ICT Girls day event by ITU

“The internet is being utilized more by women, where women are increasing their rights, representation, and participation. The social media we frequently use, today, they are more used by women than men. In this case, we have already added to the statistics. How many in this room are on Social Media?” Says Sophia Bekele Sophia …

Rwanda: DotConnectAfrica Trust raises over a million USD for its commitment to transform Africa

  It’s hard to see commitment to projects especially in emerging markets like Africa.   Africa has been long identified as a new frontier location for investors looking to put great  projects that mostly focus on ICT. More recently there has been an increase of the number of mega-proposals and plans to build smart cities. …

Racial Conspiracy – Towards the end of the .africa tale, Is it a coincidence or is it sheer Conspiracy

  Africa has grown in very paradoxical ways, while it remains to be the most endowed continent with its vast resources still untapped . The biggest problem that Africa seems to have suffered from is the inferiority complex where defeatism and weakness rather than meekness has eaten it to the core.   The fact is …

Dr. Bitange Ndemo the Kenyan ICT Permanent Secretary leads an IT revolution

A recent article I read by LosAngeles times, California USA, celebrated PS Ndemo’s  achievements in Internet Revolution in Africa:  “Since Bitange Ndemo got Kenya hooked up to high-speed Internet, there has been no stopping his cyber-progress. A ‘Silicon Savannah’ is now flourishing” Kenya is known as a powerhouse in Africa for many developments in the agriculture, health, business …

Emerging Cyber-Security Threats and Implications for the Private Sector

Adapted from CircleID. The new gTLD program will have a profound impact on the private sector’s increasing dominance over Internet information resources and ownership of critical registry technical infrastructure assets. It is already anticipated that only the private sector will take full advantage of the commercial possibilities offered by the introduction of new gTLDs, and …