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

Tutu Ngcaba pan.afrikhan at
Thu Apr 13 04:42:44 UTC 2017

How are you Mukom,

On 13 Apr 2017 5:41 a.m., "Mukom Akong T." <mukom.tamon at> wrote:

**wearing no hats**

On 13 April 2017 at 01:54, Honest Ornella GANKPA <honest1989 at>

> I believe it would not

a) 90% or more of AFRINIC staff is based in Mauritius
b) 80% or more of the tools these staff use every day to work for members
are based in Mauritius
c) A shutdown in Mauritius will mean
       - none of the tools are available
       - no communication can be had with members
       - you won't be able to raise a resource request, fix a problem with
your resources

that's just Mauritius.

If it happens in your country mauritius where the Afrinic is, then solution
is not this bad policy because government shutdown due to politics has
happen before in some other country and eventually intermet restored
without even existance of such bad policy or involvement of the Afrinic.

The Solution is to have the Afrinic tools spread across our continent since
in mauritius even cyclone weather or Tsunami disaster shall cause internet
shutdown of island.

I think this is reason why backup datacenter in South africa and Egypt even
you can put in west africa country too if budget is there.

Consider an Internet Shutdown in South Africa where AFRINIC Datacenter is
.... i'll let you work out the impact of that.

Backup also in another country but in south africa we are not going to
allow it as we are not having dictators. Our previous president resign.

But even if happens politically, why we involve the Afrinic as our saviour
to even damage situation more.

We shall protest since it is our right and leaders of our government will
restore it because we the people are the real government at last and have
power to remove bad leaders.

Mukom Akong T.

Best Regards,

Tutu Ngcaba
Kwazulu Techno Hubs
South Africa
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