Collection of 8 posts
Nigerian government suspends Twitter operations in the country
The Federal Government of Nigeria has suspended all Twitter operations in the country. It is unclear, however, what does the suspension mean for Twitter, since the social network service is still accessible across Nigeria.
AFRINIC Board Elections
The highlights of the summit are the Policy Discussions which took place on Thursday 17 September and the AFRINIC Board Elections that were held on the last day of the summit, i.e Friday 18 September. Electronic voting had begun two weeks ago
Africa Internet Summit (AIS'20) registration opens
The physical meeting for the Africa Internet Summit 2020 which was due in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, had to be re-scheduled into a virtual meeting because of the COVID-19 pandemic
AFRINIC WHOIS database tampered?
AFRINIC CEO, Eddy Kayihura, informed the community that following allegations of fraudulent manipulation of the AFRINIC WHOIS database, the matter has been referred to the Central Criminal Investigation Division (CCID) of the Mauritius Police Force for further investigation.
Preps for the Developers Conference 2020...
The next Developers Conference, simply dubbed DevCon 2020, will be held on 2 - 4 April at the Caudan Arts Centre in Port-Louis, Mauritius. This time the conference theme is Comics, which I am pretty sure requires no further explanation as to what to expect.
Africa Internet Summit
The Africa Internet Summit (AIS) is an annual, regional, multi-stakeholder ICT conference. It is the pinnacle educational and business ICT event in Africa where key players in the Internet industry can interact with the global Internet community.
Somalia plans to block social media ahead of national high school exams
The Minister of Education of Somalia, Hon. Abdullahi Godah Barre, announced on the 13th of May 2019 that social media networks will not be accessible during the national high school exams that have been postponed for the end of May.
Internet shutdown in Benin
Benin's government blocked access to the internet ahead of the general elections on Sunday 28 April 2019. Initially only social networks were blocked and users turned to VPNs to be able to access services such as WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Telegram, and Instagram.