AfDB launches e-consultation on new governance strategy

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a Web consultation on its new Governance Strategy for 2014-2018 aimed at receiving feedback from all its stakeholders on their expectations on the Bank’s future governance interventions. “The vision of AfDB is that Africa is governed by transparent, accountable and responsive governments with strong institutions that are capable of driving inclusive and sustainable growth,” said Lobe Ndoumbe, Governance and Financial Management Director, at the launch of the web consultation. AfDB’s new Governance Strategy is based on the AfDB Group’s Strategy for 2013-2022in which governance and accountability are among the core operational priorities, to be mainstreamed across the Bank. Through its web consultation, AfDB seeks to inform all stakeh

Indonesia rated top source of Cyber-Attack Traffic

The unexpected surge in cyber-attacks coming from Indonesia earlier this year wasn't a fluke. The country has overtaken China to become the No. 1 source of attack traffic in the world, according to a report by Akamai Technologies to be published later today. Indonesia accounted for 38 percent of hacking-related traffic on servers Akamai monitored in the second quarter, up from 21 percent at the beginning of the year. China, a notorious haven for hacking, fell to No. 2, with a third of global attack traffic. The U.S. share fell to 6.9 percent, but the country remained in third place. Determining exactly where a cyber-attack operation is centralized is difficult because a hacker can take over victims' machines located in another country. However, the sudden rise of Indonesia, which acc...

.ORG announces Website Makeover contest

Do you think you can be the .org website makeover specialist? The .ORG Website Makeover Contest is sponsored by Public Interest Registry and OmniStudio, Inc. The .ORG Website Makeover Contest is part of an ongoing effort to empower nonprofit organizations and groups to effectively advance their causes online. Today through November 8, 2013. Public Interest Registry is accepting nominations from leaders and representatives of organizations and nonprofits for a chance to win a newly designed .ORG website from OmniStudio, a Washington, D.C.-based firm specialized in web design and consulting for nonprofit and advocacy groups. Finalists will advance to an open voting period where the general public will select the final winner. The Contest is open to legal residents of the contiguous ...

.Samsung becomes first ICANN new gTLD brand extension

Business, Domains
Samsung is the first company to sign a contract with the Global Manager domain names ICANN for a brand extension. first #newgTLD brand contract, 삼성, means Samsung in Korean! #ICANN It was yesterday that was signed the agreement (called a 'registry agreement') between Samsung and ICANN. This is a contract. 삼성 the Samsung brand in Korea. The file that the electronics giant had given to the Global Manager of domain names, it appears that what motivates first Samsung is the brand protection (ie, it is a defensive action) . It was only in the second instance that the company would use. 삼성 for commercial purposes. All of this means. Samsung (Korean writing) go down in history as the first brand extension on the internet. So that the South Korean company certainly raise a whole lot of

Four Critical African ICT facts and figures

Broadband, Business
Africa may be regarded as a booming telecommunications market but it still lags behind the rest of the world. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), which is a specialised agency of the United Nations that is responsible for issues that concern information and communication technologies (ICT), annually reveals facts and figures regarding the global uptake of ICT. ITU officials have said the mobile revolution is moving closer to having almost as many mobile- cellular subscriptions as people on earth. Africa is no different in this case, but as ITU statistics reveal, the continent lags behind the globe with respect to particularly the take up of broadband. Below are four tables with fast facts and figures for mobile, internet, mobile broadband growth in specific are...