AFRINIC Blog

AFRINIC Blog is for sharing information ranging from all sorts of topics, by the community to the community.
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Internet statistics simplified with new platform

Network service providers, policymakers, economists, data journalist and the Internet society at large will soon have a proficient utility analytics tool at their disposal. ... read more..

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Bringing Law Enforcement Into the RIPE Community

Thanks to a changing technological and political landscape, it's become more important than ever for the RIPE NCC to engage the law enforcement community. The first time I dealt with the RIPE NCC and the RIPE community was while working as a British police officer in 2008. I worked on cybercrime in... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Maputo Mozambique

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Mozambique. Twenty-five engineers attended the workshop, which was held at the Edifício Vodacom, Rua dos Desportistas, Nº 649 Maputo, Mozambique... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Ghana

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Ghana. Thirty-two engineers attended the workshop, which was held at Challenge House in Accra We'd like to extend our appreciation to K-NET LTD Inst... read more..

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AFRINIC ratifies ‘Lame Delegations in the AFRINIC reverse DNS’ Policy

The AFRINIC Board has ratified the ‘’Lame Delegations in the AFRINIC reverse DNS’’ policy that will enable AFRINIC to remove lame delegation records from ‘domain’ name objects in the AFRINIC database. A DNS nameserver is considered lame if the server does not respond with an authoritative answ... read more..

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Over 100 applicants bid for FIRE Africa Grants

A total of 106 applicants from 18 different countries in Africa have applied for the 2018 FIRE Africa Grants Program. The applicants are all eying the five available slots that will see them get between $10,000 and $15,000 funding available for projects that support women empowerment in ICT and buil... read more..

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Upcoming Changes in the RIPE NCC IRR

The RIPE NCC Internet Routing Registry (IRR) will soon no longer support the creation of route(6) and aut-num objects that refer to out-of-region resources (resources that are not allocated to the RIPE region by IANA ) effective September 2018. ... read more..

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Celebrating 20 Years of Internet Governance in Benin Cotonou

AFRINIC is participating in a panel discussion on the evolution of Internet Governance in Africa during the celebration of 20 years of Internet Governance in Africa, in Benin Cotonou. The anniversary will be marked by a day-long event themed “An Efficient Governance of Internet in the Service of Afr... read more..

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FIRE Awards 2018 Call for Project Proposals is Open

FIRE Awards 2018 invites applicants coming from different countries in Africa to submit their project proposals. Three proposals will be selected and each selected project will receive a cash prize of $3000. The call for proposals will be open until 27 July 2018. ... read more..

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World IPv6 Launch Turns Six

We're celebrating the sixth anniversary of World IPv6 Launch today!  In an interconnected world of devices, the Internet of things will enable us to discover that opportunities are limitless and IPv6 is the only foreseeable solution to this future. IPv4 resources globally a... read more..

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Revealing latency clusters in Africa

This post is a summary of two papers co-authored by Amreesh Phokeer and Josiah Chavula of the Research and Innovation Department and were presented at: IEEE Africon 2017, Cape Town, South Africa - Won the Most Outstanding Paper Award IEEE Infocom 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii - Won the Best-in-Session ... read more..

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February Updates

We provide here a quick overview of our activities and news in February 2017 Monthly Statistics New members in February: 8 Total members to date:  1458 IPv4 address space allocated in February: 361,216 /32s Total IPv4 allocated to date: 100,157,696 /32s IPv6 addre... read more..

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Registration Services Update from AFRINIC

AFRINIC Registration is AFRINIC’s core activity and had a busy start for this first quarter. We highlight our key activities and achievements. Resources Allocation Quarter 1 2018 1,636,096 /32s IPv4 addresses allocated 12 /32s IPv6 address space allocated 43 ASNs assigned 0.67 /8 of IPv4 addr... read more..

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African peering connectivity revealed via BGP route collectors

Internet pervasiveness in Africa has been slowly but steadily increasing since the beginning of this millennium. Thanks to several organisations which donated time and resources, it is nowadays possible to claim that the AS ecosystems of several countries in Africa are now experiencing an early stag... read more..

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Congratulations to the AFRINIC-28 Fellows

Twelve recipients selected from a total of 652 applicants have been awarded an AFRINIC Fellowship to participate at AFRINIC-28 in Dakar Senegal. The AFRINIC Fellowship Programme provides opportunities for those individuals from African countries who have an interest in Inte... read more..

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IXP assists with accessibility, cost of Internet in developing economies

When the only connectivity in an environment is offered by commercial network operators, Internet development tends to be slow. This has certainly been the case in my home, Nigeria, where every improvement of performance and accessibility has generally been accompanied by an increase in cost. Howev... read more..

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Helping the community by bringing innovative ICT solutions through a sustainable business model

The African Renewable Energy Distributor (ARED) project has secured a US$ 3,000 FIRE Africa Award. ARED is a turnkey solution for people in Africa to start up their own micro-business through a franchised model that uses a mobile solar kiosk platform for charging electronic devices amongst... read more..

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Ubongo Kids Cartoons Help African Kids Develop Critical Skills For Success in a Rapidly Changing Future

The Ubongo Kids Project received a US$ 3,000 FIRE Africa Award in 2017 at the Internet Governance Forum. The Ubongo Kids TV and radio show is helping over 6 million kids in East Africa develop the skills they will need for success in our future. In new episodes of Ubongo Kids, pr... read more..

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Empowering school communities in Uganda through the Mobile Solar Computer Classroom

The Maendeleo Foundation through its Mobile Solar Computer Classroom Project has secured a US$ 3,000 FIRE Africa Award. The Mobile Solar Computer Classroom consists of a modified all terrain vehicle equipped with a solar system, low-power laptops, an internet router, a tent, chairs and tab... read more..

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FIRE Award Winners receive prize at IGF 2017

AFRINIC participated at the 2017 Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2017) from 18 to 21 December 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. The theme ‘Shape your Digital Future’, welcomed around 2,000 Delegates from 142 economies to participate at a total of 260 sessions, in addition there were 32 remote hubs with so... read more..

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Cyber policy: the place of Internet measurements

I recently participated on a session on “Building research capacity in internet measurements, cyber policy and digital rights” at the #FIFAfrica 2017 conference on Internet Freedom. My role was to give a technical perspective on Internet measurements for cyber policy development from a Regional Inte... read more..

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Developing solutions to Education in Cameroon

EduAir has secured a US$ 3,000 FIRE Africa Award in 2017 in support of this project.  Less than a quarter of the population in Cameroon has access to Internet. EduAir (formerly kwiizi) is developing a solution to distribute digital content for education. How does one make the mo... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Niger

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Niger. Forty-three engineers attended the workshop, which was held at the Agence Nationale pour la Société de l'Information in Niger. We'd... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Cote D'Ivoire

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Cote D'Ivoire. Twenty-six participants attended the workshop, which was held at the Centre de Formation de la SNDI. We'd like to extend our app... read more..

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Where is My next Hop? The case of Indian Ocean Islands

Internet is fundamental to our society as it provides important services ranging from safety and security services to entertainment. Internet was not designed originally to carry application data without time constraint and unlimited user interactions, as Internet performance is usually bound, inter... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Bujumbura Burundi

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Burundi. Twenty-six engineers attended the workshop, which was held at the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF). We'd like to extend o... read more..

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September News Roundup

We provide here a quick overview of our activities and news in September 2017. Monthly Statistics New members in September: 12 
Total members in 2017: 115 IPv4 address space allocated in September: 318,464 /32s Total IPv4 allocated in 2017: 6,6,960,896 /32s IPv4 address space available: A... read more..

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Successful Conclusion of AFRINIC Training in Khartoum, Sudan

AFRINIC has concluded its recent four-day Internet Number Resources Management (INRM) Fundamentals & Understanding and Deploying IPv6 Workshop in Sudan. Thirty engineers attended the workshop, which was held at Alamarat, Khartoum, Sudan. We'd like to extend our appreciation to SdNOG for hostin... read more..

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RPKI: Moving towards an “All resources” trust anchor

The Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI) is a framework for certifying the holdership of Internet resources (IPv4, IPv6 and ASN). It uses an extended version of the X.509 standards to create and validate certificates containing resource holdership information. RPKI follows the allocation hierar... read more..

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July News Round-Up

We provide here a quick overview of our activities and news in July 2017. Monthly Statistics New members in July: 16 
Total members in 2017: 86 IPv4 address space allocated in July: 60,928 /32s Total IPv4 allocated in 2017: 6,087,168 IPv4 address space available: 0.81 /8s 
IPv6 address space ... read more..

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