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

Bob Omondi omondibob at gmail.com
Sun Jul 19 17:52:30 UTC 2015

ICANN to Resume Evaluation of DotConnectAfrica Trust Application for
.AFRICA: https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2015-07-16-en



On Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 11:31 PM, Dr Yassin Mshana <ymshana2003 at gmail.com>

> 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
> Truth"..
> 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
> left..
> 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.
> Yassin
> 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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