[AfrICANN-discuss] Breaking News: DotConnectAfrica Trust WinsResounding Victory against ICANN in IRP Accountability

Dr Yassin Mshana ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 20:31:04 UTC 2015

May I add a little bit to the Proverbs going on please?

I m coming out with the following as me and myself "Yassin Mshana of the

There is a universal fact/ proverb that, "No one can hide the Truth ..the
Truth will come out anyhow soon or later" You can hide and frustrate the
Truth but it the Truth will grow out of anyhow...

The question is, "is there Truth and Good Faith in all this Saga or Is the
Truth a bitter pill to swallow?"

There have been blatant 'lies' going around for 2 Years concerning the
.africa. There have been unnecessary wrong moves to 'lie to Africans' by
self serving individuals' who should own it up for the delay of .africa due
to their covert and cabal approach. ..

It is an embarrassing situation to our Continent which still has resources

My Call is for the self selected Groups who advised the AUC to cease
lies-fire and tow the line of Truth.  They have deliberately 'mislead the
Political wing of African Continent into an internationally embarrassing
situation. They gave abused the Trust put on them and finally they have
painted ICANN’s reputation with wrong colours. That means, African
representation at the ICANN Board and in the well respected GAC
Constituency have to polish the very important space they gave in the GAC
by being knowledgenable with "ICANN transparent Processes"
Finally for fellow Africans....we should think about the people who we
think represent Africa in the ICANN System and how they are 'picked' to
represent Africa Region. It is Time for Change to bring New ideas and
people since serving in ICANN should not be a life long career...we need
new ideas from new people who are not privy to the ICANN Operations since
we have to think Out if the Box... There is No Driving Test for ICANN
representatives apart from good Leadership Test.

All with very good faith..

I am happy to be corrected but not diverted from the Truth.

Have a good Eid and Weekend as applicable.

On 17 Jul 2015 20:02, "Neil Dundas" <neil at dundas.co.za> wrote:

> Dear Mwenda,
> I agree with your comments and sentiments.
> Although we may still be classified as one of the “bulls" in the Swahili
> saying, the members of this mailing list may benefit from our (ZACR)
> submissions to ICANN on the IRP Declaration.
> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/correspondence/masilela-to-crocker-15jul15-en.pdf
> The process of having .AFRICA delegated and launched for the benefit of
> the African community has indeed taken far too long. The following African
> proverbs present some ancient words of wisdom and encouragement in relation
> to .AFRICA. The end is sight and the rewards will be great!
> African Quotes on Patience
>         • Patience is the key which solves all problems. ~ Sudanese proverb
>         • Hurry, hurry has no blessings. ~ Swahili proverb
>         • Patience is the mother of a beautiful child. ~ Bantu proverb
>         • To run is not necessarily to arrive. ~ Swahili proverb
>         • Patience can cook a stone. ~ African proverb
>         • A patient man will eat ripe fruit. ~ African proverb
>         • At the bottom of patience one finds heaven. ~ African proverb
>         • A patient person never misses a thing. ~ Swahili proverb
>         • Patience puts a crown on the head. ~ Ugandan proverb
>         • Patience attracts happiness; it brings near that which is far. ~
> Swahili proverb
>         • Always being in a hurry does not prevent death, neither does
> going slowly prevent living. ~ Ibo proverb
>         • However long the night, the dawn will break. ~ African proverb
> (personal favourite!)
> Regards
> Neil Dundas
> dotAfrica Project (ZACR)
> [source: http://afritorial.com/the-best-72-african-wise-proverbs/]
> > On 17 Jul 2015, at 8:08 PM, Mwendwa Kivuva <Kivuva at transworldafrica.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Thank you Seun,
> >
> > The community is caught in between not really knowing what is
> happening.  We are left to make judgement from the many news articles and
> blogs written by either independed or partisan interests.
> >
> > We have a saying in Swahili "fahali wawili wanapopigana, ni nyasi
> huumia". Loosely translated as "When two bulls fight, its the grass that
> suffers". In this case, the community is missing out in use of the
> important .africa string. For example,  the East African community is
> forced to use eac.int while eac.africa would have sufficed. Of course
> there are other examples like ecowas.africa comesa.africa sadc.africa e.t.c.
> >
> > I think we should be every firm in castigating ICANN for not following
> due diligence in the .africa application. The transparency and
> accountability track should ensure there are mechanisms in place to avoid
> the scenario we are in from occurring again. The  bill of the IRP process
> which is in excess of US $ 606,114 could have been put into better use.
> >
> > Regards
> >
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