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[rpd] New Policy Proposal - "Anti-Shutdown (AFPUB-2017-GEN-001-DRAFT-01)"

Jean-Robert Hountomey jrhountomey at
Wed Apr 12 23:18:02 UTC 2017

/Dear Policy Authors, thank you for this policy. Internet access
restrictions create collateral damages we want to avoid. It is not
different if it is AfriNIC’s doing. Should AfriNIC take punitive action
and prevent Governments for delivering services to their Citizen and
legitimate the claim that /AfriNIC becomes a threat to Nations' digital agenda promises to 
stimulate economic growth? Could the situation encourage Nations to explore again alternative solutions to AfriNIC?/We should practice persistent dialogue /highlighting the collateral damages of Internet access restrictions/ and encouraging /
Nation Leaders to align economic and development visions with national security priorities. 
Having said that, I oppose the policy.

Thank You.


On 4/12/17 4:34 PM, Tutu Ngcaba wrote:
> Hi Friends,
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 8:50 AM, Jackson Muthili
> <jacksonmuthi at <mailto:jacksonmuthi at>> wrote:
>     On Wednesday, April 12, 2017, Andrew Alston
>     <Andrew.Alston at
>     <mailto:Andrew.Alston at>> wrote:
>     > Hi SM,
>     >
>     > Firstly, there is no link between the statement issued by the
>     board of directors and this policy. 
>     There is no link between Andrew Alston the Afrinic board director
>     and Andrew Alston the policy author.
>     Strange.
> Since i joined the pdp list, i have been following discussions but
> this policy proposal will never solve government internet cut off in
> those country.
> Why Afrinic shall take away internet from people because dictator cut
> off. This will be dangerous for Afrinic you know. The regular can even
> deny license to the ISP and Afrinic can loose member who contribute to
> its existence.
> So, what is really the motive behind the proposal since one of the
> author is even requesting for words to be used to explain it.
> Best Regards,
> Tutu Ngcaba
> Kwazulu Techno Hubs
> South Africa
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