[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN Picks Senegal for October Meeting

Maye diop mayediop at gmail.com
Tue Mar 29 17:26:24 SAST 2011

Dear Vika,
Thank you for your support.
We are working on doing our best to succeed on organization of this meeting.
About demonstrations; Senegal is a democracy and our constitutions allow all
senegalese to demonstrate if he wants'
You can imagine that because of ICANN's meeting, we will not suspend our
freedom or expression.
I look forward to having your support.
Best Regards

2011/3/29 Vika Mpisane <vika at zadna.org.za>

> It’s great congratulations to Maye & her .SG team on securing this October
> ICANN meeting! It was well deserved & I’m confident SG will put up a great
> show the African way!
> However, my attention is drawn to the fact that this publication has
> already started implying a possibility of the October meeting removed from
> SG. How sad! May SG be motivated to prove this prophecy of doom wrong – I
> wish SG well in its preparations.
> Regards,
> *Vika Mpisane*
> +27 11 275 0082
> *From:* africann-bounces at afrinic.net [mailto:africann-bounces at afrinic.net]
> *On Behalf Of *Mamadou LO
> *Sent:* 29 March 2011 04:44 PM
> *To:* africann at afrinic.net
> *Subject:* [AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN Picks Senegal for October Meeting
> ICANN Picks Senegal for October Meeting / domainnamewire.com
> *
> http://domainnamewire.com/2011/03/24/icann-picks-senegal-for-october-meeting/
> *
> *ICANN heads to western Africa this fall.*
> ICANN’s October 2011 meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal, the non-profit
> announced <http://blog.icann.org/2011/03/icann-42-in-dakar-senegal/>today. Dakar is Senegal’s capital and is home to two million people.
> The last meeting ICANN held in Africa was poorly attended due to security
> concerns. However, last year’s Nairobi, Kenya meeting concluded without any
> public incidents.
> ICANN has already moved<http://domainnamewire.com/2011/02/17/icann-nixes-jordan-meeting/>one meeting location this year, moving a planned June meeting in Jordan to
> Singapore due to general unrest in the Middle East.
> ICANN is monitoring the situation in Senegal for any potential problems. In
> its blog post the group wrote:
> We are aware of concerns within the community regarding the recent
> demonstration that took place in Senegal. In keeping with our normal
> procedures and our obligation to provide a safe and secure environment for
> ICANN meetings, we will continue to closely monitor the situation as we
> prepare for the meeting.
> The U.S. State Department web site notes:
> Public demonstrations, political gatherings, and student protests are
> relatively common in Senegal, both in Dakar and in outlying regions,
> particularly on Friday afternoons. In the past, these events have sometimes
> turned violent. Due to the potential for violence, U.S. citizens should
> avoid political gatherings and street demonstrations, and maintain security
> awareness at all times.
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