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A Partnership to Advance Digital Rights and Internet Development in Africa
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About Internet Society 19 August 2021

A Partnership to Advance Digital Rights and Internet Development in Africa

The Internet Society and CIPESA have commited to work together for an open, secure, and trustworthy Internet for Africa.

Internet Society Statement on Potential Destabilization of the Internet in Africa
Statements 3 August 2021

Internet Society Statement on Potential Destabilization of the Internet in Africa

The Internet Society is closely following the current situation of the African Network Information Center (AFRINIC). We are concerned that any interruption...

Measuring IXP Success in South Africa against the 80/20 Goal
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Growing the Internet 30 July 2021

Measuring IXP Success in South Africa against the 80/20 Goal

NAPAfrica wants to make the Internet more accessible across the continent. Here's how it's been playing a pivotal role...

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya Exchange 80% Internet Traffic Locally
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In the News 15 July 2021

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya Exchange 80% Internet Traffic Locally

The Guardian Nigeria
‘Internet Exchange Points Critical to Access, Connectivity’
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In the News 15 July 2021

‘Internet Exchange Points Critical to Access, Connectivity’

This Day Live
Internet Restrictions Hold Back Africa’s Economic Growth, Study Finds
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In the News 14 July 2021

Internet Restrictions Hold Back Africa’s Economic Growth, Study Finds

New Delhi Times
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With 24,753 members, Africa is the home to 33% of our global members. We have 36 Chapters with 13,919 Chapter members in the region. (as of Dec 2020)