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

Vika Mpisane vika at zadna.org.za
Mon Jul 20 08:19:50 UTC 2015

In essence all this African wisdom is telling us to be patient, which is
always a virtue.

I might as well add the Zulu saying: kubamnyama kakhulu uma sekuzokusa -
it becomes too dark just before the sun rises.


Vika Mpisane  |  ZADNA  |  +27 11 314 0077 ext. 602

On 2015/07/17, 20:59, "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 ³bulls" in the Swahili
>saying, the members of this mailing list may benefit from our (ZACR)
>submissions to ICANN on the IRP Declaration.
>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!)
>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
>> 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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