Dr Yassin Mshana ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 02:52:12 SAST 2011

Thank you brother Adiel for this announcement.

Unfortunately I have not been able to appear at any of the meetings but I
have been following and contributing in developments taking place for the
benefit of our mother Africa!

I am pleased to read about this activity in Accra - next door to where I am
but can not take time off my current engagements  which are not linked to
"eAfrica" per se.

However, I would like to suggest that the meeting should create space to
discuss the issue on dot africa  which has been going on and on and becoming
convoluted now when private ventures have been encroaching and fighting DCA
off the turf after several years and effort have been spent on establishing
and running <.africa> as a TLD.

With all due respect to you and all concerned, I am not asking as favour but
as a  necessity  - my wish is to use the forum to adhere to professional
ethics in your deliberations by recognising the issue of dot africa and that
DCA is the champion in making <dot africa> operative. This is not asking for
a favour but it is the reality. I believe that Africa has no space for
'speculations' on dot africa and that you will agree with this opinion by
well wishers.

Wishing for a productive meeting

Kind regards


2011/7/27 Adiel Akplogan <adiel at afrinic.net>

> Begin forwarded message:
> [Veuillez trouvez la version Française de ce mail plus bas]****
> *African Peering and Interconnection Forum “Outlining The Business Case
> for Regional Interconnection”*****
> *Do not miss this important event to be held at  the Alisa Hotel in Accra,
> Ghana, 8-9 August 2011.*****
> Please ensure you have registered for this event please visit
> http://www.afpif.org
> The agenda is now available at www.afpif.org
>  The theme of AfPIF-2 aims to foster robust discussions on regional and
> cross-border interconnection approaches, economics for the region. The
> theme builds on the success and experiences gained during the inaugural
> event having realized over 80% growth in East Africa's regional
> interconnection in the last 12 months.
> A host of expert guest panelists include Packet Clearing House (PCH) on
> their recent Peering Survey, Amsterdam Internet Exchange Point (AMS-IX)
> and AfriNIC will participate at the event. They will lead panel
> discussions on “Building the African Cloud is there a value
> proposition?” and “Africa’s Content Peering Strategy: - How can Africa
> leverage its large eyeball network to attract content peering into the
> region”
> Participants will also have a unique opportunity to learn from Bill
> Norton also known as Dr. Peering on the Art of Peering and peering
> economics by playing the Peering Game.  There will be a special takeaway
> for select participants who will receive a free copy of “The Internet
> Peering
> Play Book” written by Bill Norton.
> Most importantly, the AfPIF event presents an opportunity for ISPs,
> Operators, Infrastructure providers and CDNs to have one-on-one peering
> meetings. If you have an interest in Peering in Africa or Europe, IXP
> operators, CDNs and Carriers from these regions will be present.
> The event will have English and French Translation.
> Registration is free and open to register please visit
> http://www.afpif.org ****
> ** **
> ------------------------------------------FRANCAIS--------------------------------------------------------------------------
> ****
> ** **
> ** **
> *Forum Africain d’appairage et d'interconnexion  « Décrire le business
> case pour l'interconnexion régionale" *
> Ne manquez pas cet événement important qui se tiendra à l'Hôtel Alisa à
> Accra, au Ghana, 8-9 août 2011.
> Programme du Forum est désormais disponible à www.afpif.org****
> Le thème de AfPIF-2 vise à favoriser les discussions sur les économies et
> les approches robustes d'interconnexion régionale et transfrontalière. Le
> thème s'appuie sur le succès et l'expérience acquise lors de l'événement
> inaugural ayant réalisé plus de 80% de croissance en interconnexion
> régionale en Afrique de l'Est au cours des 12 derniers mois.
> Un grand nombre d'experts panélistes invités vont participer au Forum dont
> Packet Clearing House (PCH) qui va présenter sur son enquête récente
> d’appairage (peering). Amsterdam Internet Exchange Point (AMS-IX) et
> AfriNIC participeront également à l'événement et mèneront des discussions
> en groupe sur les thèmes "Construire le nuage africain : y a-t-il une
> proposition de valeur?" et "Stratégie d’appairage de contenu Africain: -
> Comment l’Afrique peut exploiter son réseau de globe oculaire (eyeball network)
> important pour attirer l’appairage de contenu dans la région".
> Les participants auront également l'occasion unique d'apprendre de Bill
> Norton, également connu comme le Dr Peering, sur l'Art d’appairage et
> l'économie d’appairage en jouant le jeu de d’appairage. Des participants
> choisis recevront une copie gratuite du livre «The Internet Peering
> Playbook" écrit par Bill Norton.
> Plus important encore, l'événement AfPIF présente une opportunité pour les
> FAI, opérateurs, fournisseurs d'infrastructures et CDNs d’avoir une
> discussion face-à-face sur l’appairage.
> Si vous cherchez à Interconnecter/ appairer en Afrique ou en Europe, sachez
> que des opérateurs IXP, CDN et transporteurs (Carriers) de ces régions
> seront présents.
> L'événement aura une interprétation simultanée anglaise et française.
> L'inscription est gratuite et ouverte à tous. Pour vous inscrire, veuillez
> s'il vous plaît visitez http://www.afpif.org
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