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AFRINIC celebrates IPv6 World Launch

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AFRINIC, and the world, is celebrating the launch of IPv6 today, Wednesday, 6 June 2012. We have lined up speakers from across Africa to offer insights into what it means to Africa and the world. AFRINIC has teamed up with ISOC and the Internet community for the launch of IPv6. The event starts at 1100hrs UTC (3pm Mauritius Time).

The speakers will be:

  1. Adiel Akplogan – Chief Executive Officer, AFRINIC
  2. Dr. Dawit Bekele – Regional Bureau Director for Africa Internet Society (remotely)
  3. Hisham Ibrahim – IPv6 Manager - AFRINIC
  4.  Mme Ndéye Maimouna Diop Diagne – Chair, AFRINIC and ICT Director, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and ICT, Republic of Senegal (remotely)
  5.  Janvier Ngnoulaye – IT Manager, Institute for University Digital Governance (IGNU)
  6. Trilok Dabeesing - Director of IT, Information and Communication Technologies Authority, Republic of Mauritius (remotely)
  7. Fiona Asonga - Chief Executive Officer, Telecommunications Service Providers Association of Kenya/ Kenya Internet Exchange Point
  8. ISOC chapters in Africa

To participate remotely please:

  1. Go to: Isoc webex (;;;UID=0&PW=NYWEwZjE0MDU2&RT=MiMzNA%3D%3D)
  2. If requested, enter your name and email address.
  3. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: africa
  4. Click "Join".

To join the audio conference only


AFRINIC's Visual Rebranding

AFRINIC took the opportunity to rebrand at AFRINIC 16 held in Serekunda, The Gambia, between May 12 and 18, 2012. The rebranding encompassed the launch of AFRINIC’s new logo, and its website.

The new logo which can be seen on our website ( signifies AFRINIC’s dynamism, and the organisation’s commitment to the development of the Internet in Africa as a catalyst for change. With the impeding depletion of IPv4, the logo is also a symbol of the future of the Internet with IPv6.

Besides, the new logo is an indication of AFRINIC’s place in the global Internet community. It places the organisation at the heart of the African Internet community, and development.

The black represents AFRINIC’s place and commitment to the African Continent. The orange represents the future of the Internet in Africa with the dawn of IPv6. The dots represent Africa’s place in the global community, and the interconnections created by the Internet.

The slogan “the Link that unites us” is a metaphor that supports AFRINIC’s Mission, Vision and Core values particularly as it strives to provide fundamentally important services, infrastructures and capacity building.

The new website demonstrates AFRINIC’s continued commitment to its members, and the African Internet community. The website gives people an opportunity to access a wide range of materials on AFRINIC.

What’s more, this year our Public Policy Meeting hosted among others the first Africa Internet Summit and the sixth meeting of the African Government Working Group (AfGWG). This was thus our first Africa Internet Summit. The Annual Africa Internet Summit will be a platform where all key development issues faced by Africa will be discussed. The forum will also provide a more business-oriented structure bringing together numerous stakeholders including policy makers, operators, government, and civil society representatives among others.

Please let us know what you think about the logo and the website as we continually work to enhance services provided to members and the African Internet community.



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