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Mauritius to host 10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum

Annual event serves as a platform to expand and develop the Internet in Africa

Mauritius will host the 10th anniversary edition of the Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava, from 20-22 August 2019, which is being organised by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and African IXP Association (AFIX) in collaboration with Rogers Capital. AfPIF 2019 will connect and bring key…

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10th Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum to Be Held in Mauritius

Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) is an annual event that serves as a platform to develop the African Internet

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and African IXP Association (AFIX) have announced that they will hold the 10th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Port Louis, Mauritius from 20-22 August, 2019 in collaboration with the local host, Rogers Capital. AfPIF is an annual event that serves as a platform…

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Internet Society Partners with Facebook to Expand Internet Connectivity in Africa

Currently, 42% of countries in Africa lack IXPs, which means that most of their domestic Internet traffic is exchanged through points outside their respective country

The Internet Society (https://www.InternetSociety.org/), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, today announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.  An Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers…

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Community Networks Key to Connecting Africa, says Internet Society

As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline

As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline. Community Networks are a key way to address this connectivity gap, says the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open…

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Protecting Privacy and Personal Data Key to Digital Economy in Africa, says Internet Society

Internet Society and African Union Commission launch guidelines on Personal Data Protection

Today at the Africa Internet Summit (www.InternetSummit.africa) in Dakar, Senegal, the Internet Society and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Guidelines that highlight how privacy protection and the responsible use of personal data are critical factors in building greater trust online and in advancing the digital economy…

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Internet Society and African IXP Association Partner with South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association for Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) at iWeek

The conference will be held from 21-23 of August 2018 in conjunction with iWeek, South Africa’s leading Internet industry conference, which will run from 20-24 August 2018

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and African IXP Association (AFIX) (www.AF-IX.net) have announced that they will hold the 9th annual Africa Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Cape Town, South Africa hosted by the Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) (www.ISPA.org.za). The conference will be held from 21-23 of August 2018 in…

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Secure, Trusted Internet Critical to Advancing African Economy

New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the Internet economy

Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.  There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing the incentive to go online-- says a new report launched today…

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Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa

The guidelines - the first of their kind in Africa - were developed by a multi-stakeholder group of African and global internet infrastructure security experts, and are the first step towards building a more secure Internet in Africa

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are set to change the way…

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Connected Learning Key to Improving Education in Africa, says Internet Society Study

Report presented at conference bringing together Internet and Development organizations from throughout Africa

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet in particular, can have a transformative effect on education in Africa, says a report launched today by the Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org). At the Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue (http://APO.af/Wj9HM2) taking place today in Kigali, Rwanda, the Internet Society revealed the results…

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Internet Society announces first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue

The event aims at gathering various organizations working on Internet and development across the region to identify synergies and create opportunities for coordination and collaboration

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) today announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda Ministry of Youth and ICT (www.MYICT.gov.rw). The two-day meeting will bring together experts including government and…