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

Tutu Ngcaba pan.afrikhan at
Thu Apr 13 09:25:21 UTC 2017

As you can see this issue not only in our Africa.

Can the Afrinic steer this discussion across a wider community.

This is not a policy issue, its a hot topical issue that is beyond even
draconic policy proposal as one of the Authors said.

May the Authors widthraw the harsh proposal and let the Afrinic lead and
engage entire african community through mailing lists like community
discuss and africann as this lists will engage everyone and encourage a
multistakeholder wider discussion.

Best Regards,

Tutu Ngcaba
Kwazulu Techno Hubs
South Africa

On 13 Apr 2017 12:06 p.m., "Kris Seeburn" <seeburn.k at> wrote:

I’d like to refer some articles, these are just a few that has been noted.
However please have a look at the brookings report as well:

It is actually good to look at stats and reality. Again as i said before
the philosophy of the policy brought forward is a fact that we cannot turn
our back from, but we as the community need to see what and how best
interest we can support ourselves and not let governments decide on what we
as a right to information get through the internet or not. We are all
reasonable people who understand challenges. Since the UN classifies
Internet as a human right we should act but i would not necessarily act and
use the heavy duty artillery in the policy but am sure we can collectively
find something that can work in the right way.






On Apr 13, 2017, at 12:20 PM, Mukom Akong T. <mukom.tamon at> wrote:

**no hats**
On 13 April 2017 at 11:56, Arnaud AMELINA <amelnaud at> wrote:

> Hmmm! Very bad observation, do you want to confirm us through this
> observation that Afrinic has no system of redundancy and did not foresee in
> the case just where the Internet was cut in Mauritius. It is dangerous
> that, I then call Afrinic technical staff to kindly from this day put
> himself in condition to set up a backup in case of this has not been done
> yet.

- technical (infrastructure, server) redundancy  *is not equal to* human
resource redundancy.
- infrastructure redundancy has HR redundancy as it's bottle neck
- no organization I know of has double of each staff in different countries
for the purpose of redundancy. Reality is that in the event of a shutdown,
even with technical redundancy -  capacity will be diminished.

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