[AfrICANN-discuss] ICANN 52 Meeting to Relocate to Singapore | Marrakech, Morocco Meeting to Take Place in Early 2016

Poncelet Ileleji pileleji at ymca.gm
Tue Nov 4 13:29:18 UTC 2014

Personally, I think if the Confederation of African Football(CAF) has given
the the Moroccan government till this weekend to say whether they will host
or not the African Cup of Nations based on the Moroccans  concerns etc,
same should have applied for ICANN, prior to moving it to another African
country as option B.  Even the Moroccans gave the Guinean team  permission
to use Casablanca for their African Cup of Nations matches etc, so
flexibilities exist from the Moroccan end etc

Anyway despite the fact the fact the CAF Cup of Nations attracts more
people, than ICANN meetings, I feel more consultations could have happened
as CAF is doing with the Moroccan government.  if at all certain countries
are missing from Morocco based on travel ban or not, the main thing is
ICANN meetings offer good remote participation, so the reasons given might
not hold in my opinion because the fact is what % numbers will really not
be represented in Marrakesh???

Just my little contribution to this discuss.



On 4 November 2014 12:59, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com>

> On 4 November 2014 14:40, Sunday Folayan <sfolayan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> They would not have considered Nigeria or Kenya because of the
>> unspoken fear of Boko-Haram and Al-Shebab. Indeed Nigeria has been
>> bidding to host for a number of years now, and it is silently passed
>> each time.
> Please don't buy that hogwash. It's neo-colonial reasoning. Just last week
> (1,2), World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations
> Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, with a High-level representatives of the
> European Union, Intergovernmental Agency for Development, African Union
> Commission, the African Development Bank as well as the president of the
> Islamic Development Bank Group, Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali, were in Nairobi in
> bilateral talks.
> Although vigilance helps, insecurity is everywhere and anybody can be
> caught wrong footed. London underground was bombed silly in 2005 (may the
> souls of the departed rest in peace), and England authorities were
> helpless. Apart from 9/11, US has had more violent gun killings than what
> alshabab has ever done to Kenya in the last 10 years.
> Best,
> MK
> 1.
> http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/10/27/leaders-commit-billions-major-new-development-initiative-horn-africa
> 2. World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and United Nations Secretary-General
> Ban Ki-Moon
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