Q&A: DCA Trust Founder on Status of .Africa & Why Other African gTLDs failed to Go Live!

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ITBusiness: We spoke with the Pioneer of the .Africa gTLD and Yes2dotAfrica Campaign Sophia Bekele, also named African Trailblazer – Made in Africa – by the “Collector’s Edition” of UK’s Premium “NewAfrican Magazine” & one of top ICT Women in Africa by Bloomberg TV, on the status of the most controversial domain .Africa.     ITB Q1: What is the Status of .Africa battle S. Bekele: The status of .Africa is now at the US Court, mainly because of ICANN did not manage to oversee a proper evaluation process and generally mishandling…

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“Yedaly Declaration” on .Africa dismissed by US Federal Court as Conflict of Interest!

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On April 12th 2016, The court determining the DotConnectAfrica Trust v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers & ZA Central Registry ruled that it has granted a Preliminary Injunction for DotConnectAfrica, the decision for case no. 16-CV-00862 RGK (JCx) [PDF] on the .Africa new gTLD. The court gave several reasons to explain why the Court GRANTS Plaintiff’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction.   These include the likelihood of Success on the Merits where the court said The Release Does Not Bar DCA’s Claim at This Time as it found “serious questions regarding the…

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Corporate Governance and International Policy expert Sophia Bekele shares her view on the future of online Security in Africa

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Source: CIO East Africa The AU’s Convention on the Establishment of a Credible Legal Framework for Cyber Security in Africa (AUCC) has been the focus of debate recently. DotConnectAfrica was among the first organizations to comment and highlight several issues on the draft legislation In view of this and to further shed light on online security issues in Africa, CIO East Africa editor Mike Ouma sought the views of Ms Sophia Bekele, an international policy advisor on ICT and internet issues. Below are excerpts: As regards the state of online…

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