Tag: Africa Union Commission

The AUC does not deserve a .africa domain for blocking an African to speak

Governance, Internet
Africa Union Commission (AUC) is involved in yet another unnecessary  scandal, a guest blockage case. Last week on 24th April 2014  Sophia Bekele the DCA Executive Director was supposed to give  a KeyNote remark at the annual Girl's ICT day on 24th April 2014 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia at the invitation of  International Telecommunication Union (ITU), along with other dignitaries. According to an online source CIO, Ms Bekele was to deliver her speech after the opening remarks by ITU’s Regional Director of Africa Andrew Rugege as well as Bethelhem Tilahum, MD, soleRebels. Bekele was to be followed by Dr Elham M.A. Ibrahim, AUC Commissioner for Infrastructure and Energy. However, just before she could deliver her speech, Bekele alleges that the AU – through its Infrastructure Commissioner

DotConnectAfrica’s Government Objection sponsored by ICANN – Towards a failure of the New gTLD program

As a matter of routine to be open the internet community ICANN surprised many by the revelations of its FY14 Operating Plan and Budget . Mind boggling figures are intended to stretch ICANN through its 2014 fiscal year. ICANN indicates that the Projects are also inclusive of funded project activities based on ICANN's strategic priorities as documented in the adopted three year 2013-2015 Strategic Plan. ICANN also expects to cater for an increasing staff capacity perhaps to match the increasing global coverage as ICANN attempts to get a global image. ICANN also posted the relevant budgeting for the meetings that it organizes three times every year. The most critical and visible within the budget allocations were the GAC Spending for the two latest ICANN meetings. ICANN sponsored 17 undi...