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Publication of AFRINIC Internet Routing Registry Guide

3 September 2018 - We are pleased to announce the publication of a guide on AFRINIC’s Internet Routing Registry. AFRINIC Members who use the RIPE NCC database and who are impacted by the upcoming changes in the out-of-region objects in the RIPE NCC database will be able to use the information from the guide to proceed with the migration of their route objects to the AFRINIC IRR.

These changes will be effective as from 4 September 2018.

The guide is published at:
Read more on the changes and implication of the changes in the RIPE NCC  IRR from our blog at:

Read the impact analysis from RIPE NCC at:



Chers collègues,

Nous avons le plaisir d’annoncer la publication d’un guide sur le Registre de routage Internet d’AFRINIC. Les membres AFRINIC qui utilisent la base de données RIPE NCC et qui sont affectés par les modifications apportées aux objets out of région dans la base de données RIPE NCC pourront utiliser les informations du guide pour procéder à la migration de leurs objets route vers AFRINIC.

Les modifications entreront en vigueur le 4 septembre 2018.

Le guide est publié à:
En savoir plus sur ces changements et  implications sur notre blog :
Lisez l'analyse d'impact du RIPE NCC à l'adresse


Tunisia to host the 29th AFRINIC public policy meeting

31 August 2018 - Tunisia will in November host hundreds of key players in the African and global Internet industry sector at the 29th public policy meeting of the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC). The event dubbed AFRINIC 29 will be a platform for technocrats and business to discuss policies, trends, resources and challenges in growing Internet for sustainable development in Africa and the Indian Ocean Region. It is being hosted by AFRINIC in collaboration with the Tunisian Internet Agency (ATI) under the patronage of the Ministry of Technology and Digital economy.

The event which is held annually consists of keynote speeches, policy discussions, seminars, workshops, tutorials and other forums for sharing ICT knowledge within the African region. The 2017 edition was held in Lagos and was attended by over 200 delegates from 34 countries around the world. Registration for the event is ongoing through the meeting website

Whereas Internet penetration in Africa has grown from 11% to 28.6% in just 5 years despite challenges such as cyber security, it is lower when compared to the rest of the world. Measurable parameters such IP address allocations show that the continent is quite behind. In April 2017, AFRINIC entered the depletion phase of fourth version of IP Addresses (IPv4) way behind of the other four continental regional Internet registries who are already distributing the newest version IPv6 in earnest.


Please read the event concept note at


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