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AFRINIC, APNIC and Lacnic Secure Sida Grant

Press Release
6 November 2012
For Immediate Release
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Internet Governance Forum, Baku, Azerbaijan, 6 November 2012


AFRINIC, APNIC and Lacnic Secure AUD $1.5 Million Sida Grant to Promote Internet Innovation in Developing Economies.

Sweden supports Seed Alliance grants and awards initiatives in Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Caribbean. New African small grants program, FIRE programme, to receive special support.

Initiative Unveiled to Increase ICANN’s Presence and Participation across Africa


16 October 2012
For Immediate Release
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Plan Receives Enthusiastic Support of CEO and Board Chair

Toronto, Canada… Leaders of Africa’s Internet community have unveiled a comprehensive plan designed to dramatically increase African involvement in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model.


The initiative was presented to ICANN during the organization’s 45 th public meeting in Toronto, Canada by the Africa Strategy Working Group (ASWG). It was formed after ICANN’s new President and Chief Executive Officer, Fadi Chehadé encouraged a stronger voice from the African continent in ICANN’s multi-stakeholder model.


AFRINIC and ICANN to cooperate further in Internet Development in Africa

Press Release
18 October 2012
For Immediate Release
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Cybercity, Ebene, Mauritius, 18 October 2012


The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today signed letters of agreement to facilitate the deployment of anycast instances of L Root DNS server, operated by ICANN, in the African region. The cooperation includes AFRINIC helping to identify hosts for the installations as well as providing financial and technical support where needed, to the hosts.



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