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AFRINIC and AFRALO in joint bid to strengthen Africa’s Internet development


AFRINIC CEO Alan Barrett and AFRALO Chair Abdelaziz Hilali signing the MoU

Ebene, Mauritius 28th June 2017: AFRINIC has signed an MoU with ICANN’s African Regional At-Large Organization (AFRALO) in which both organizations commit to continue working together towards improving Internet development throughout the region. The MoU was signed by AFRINIC CEO Alan Barrett and AFRALO Chair Abdelaziz Hilali at the sidelines of ICANN59 being held in Johannesburg.

In the MoU, AFRINIC and AFRALO agree to continue conducting capacity building events, create awareness and promote regional and global participation for Africa’s Internet stakeholders on matters Internet development.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, AFRINIC CEO lauded the ongoing collaboration between AFRINIC and AFRALO saying that it has provided a broader platform for advancing the case for Internet and development in Africa.

“As our communities and focus areas overlap considerably, it is in our mutual interests to come together to create and share awareness and encourage participation in African and global Internet governance matters,” Mr. Barrett noted.

AFRINIC and AFRALO have collaborated since 2013, when the first MoU was signed. This new MoU will build upon the strong foundations already in place, continuing the commitment to work together and combining efforts for the benefit of the AFRINIC community and the AFRALO At-Large community.


Board & Committees' Reconstitution

23 June 2017 - We are pleased to inform that the Board has re-elected Mr Sunday Folayan and Mr Haitham El Nakhal as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively, for a period of 1 year terms.

The Board Standing Committees have been reconstituted as follows;

Remuneration Committee

  • Lucky Masilela
  • Sunday Folayan
  • Serge Ilunga
  • Alan Barrett

Finance Committee

  • Haitham El Nakhal
  • Subramanian Moonesamy
  • Alan Barrett

Audit Committee

  • Christian Bope
  • Abibu Ntahigiye
  • Seun Ojedeji

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