[AfrICANN-discuss] WCIT.In Conclusion

Y Mshana2003 ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 01:05:41 SAST 2012

You kill NEPAD??

There we go! NEPAD out AUC in..is it so?
I dont find a way to positively engage in such a discussion which dishonours African organisation. You are free to express your opinon anyhow..

Will you please address the AU Authorities about that judgement on NEPAD ?

Kind regards


From Yassin . Sent from samsung mobile. On O2.

Ben Fuller Gmail <abutiben at gmail.com> wrote:

NEPAD is famous for lots of very mediocre talk shops and no results. 


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On Dec 15, 2012, at 18:14, Dr Eberhard W Lisse <el at lisse.na> wrote:

You are so full of it it is becoming ridiculous.

AUC is the COMMISSION which per definition in administration, wheras the AU might be described as "political". however it is the "public authority" in this context, not because it is like the EU a formal union to which national states have yielded issues such as trade, currency, immigration and travel (would it not be nice to travel between our countires without visa?) but the African not only act as a bloc on may fora, such as the ITU, the AU has indicates it is implementing a mandate given to it by Ministers in Abuja. Whether I like it or not, and I most certainly do NOT, that makes the AU and the AUC the "relevant public authorities".

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) is an economic development program of the African Union. (Wikipedia)


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On Dec 15, 2012, at 13:45, Y Mshana2003 <ymshana2003 at gmail.com> wrote:

Correction.. The AU/AUC are Political Authorities. Please look at representation at these bodies if u wont mind.

The issue here is that...Why didnt the AUC apply to manage the .africa as it seems to be doing?

Another one: Yes the Guidelines said it all....but what is the role of GAC compared to that of AUC when it comes to Africa regional Internet issues? The best job is through NEPAD..can we let the AUC concentrate on its mandate which is so demanding?

Cheers. Yassin

We need to have clear lines here..

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McTim <dogwallah at gmail.com> wrote:

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Y Mshana2003 <ymshana2003 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well done to Fadi et al for this.
> One important task is to ensure that ICANN processes are not influenced  by
> politics be regional or national at any level.
> The most immediate challenge is that, in Africa Region, there seem to exist
> a very thin line or porous barrier between Business and Politics when it
> comes to the Internet. This is based on the scramble for .africa gTLD.  The
> question is still, "why was the AUC brought in while GAC is the link between
> Govts and ICANN?".

As I think I have made clear before, it's "because the guidebook said so":

"An applied-for gTLD string that falls into any of 1 through 4 listed
above is considered to represent a geographic name. In the event of
any doubt, it is in the applicant’s interest to consult with relevant
governments and public authorities and enlist their support or
non-objection prior to submission of the application, in order to
preclude possible objections and pre-address any ambiguities
concerning the string and applicable requirements."

Clearly the AU/AUC are "public authorities", no?


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route indicates how we get there."  Jon Postel
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