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NUANCE – September 2010

About this Issue Tusu, CEO, UbuntuNet Alliance In preparation for UbuntuNet-Connect 2010, we thought it would be useful to share some updates on progress among the different NRENs to prime our readers for this important annual event.  The briefs come straight from the desks of the CEOs of the member NRENs.  Any way one looks …

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NUANCE – August 2010

SARUA Dialogue Event: Finance and Information Communication Technology in Higher Education On 5-6 August 2010 the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA), in collaboration with the University of Dar-es-Salaam, held a two-day Leadership Dialogue event focusing on Finance and Information Communication Technology in Higher Education. Among the impressive gathering of 64 participants from 14 countries …

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NUANCE – January 2010

UbuntuNet Alliance welcomes the 12th Member NREN 2010 started on a high note at UbuntuNet Alliance as the appropriately named EthERNet, the Ethiopian Research and Education Network, was accepted as the 12th REN Participant (Member). This has come just two months after the UbuntuNet community celebrated and welcomed SomaliREN as the 11th member. The updated …

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NUANCE – November 2009

Minister Awori opens UbuntuNet-Connect 2009  The Uganda Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Honourable Aggrey Awori opened the 2 day UbuntuNet-Connect 2009 on 12th November in Kampala, Uganda. The event, the biggest yet to be organised by the Alliance was hosted by RENU and brought together over 100 participants from more than 25 countries across …

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NUANCE – August 2009

Senegalese NREN to be formed By Dr Boubakar Barry On 20-21 July 2009, a national policy dialogue meeting was held in Dakar, Senegal to discuss ways and means of establishing an NREN. About 50 participants from all 5 public universities, private universities, research institutes, the ministries in charge of education, scientific research and ICT, the …

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NUANCE – January 2009

“Opening New Frontiers” the theme for UbuntuNet-Connect 2009 The theme “Opening New Frontiers” has been motivated by the opportunities and challenges that are the inevitable consequence of the first submarine cable, SEACOM, landing on the Indian Ocean Coast of Africa during 2009.  It will open up new frontiers for research and education networking in the …

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NUANCE – October 2008

Breaking News…Science and Technology Parks for sub-Saharan Africa IEEAF and GEO have just signed an MoU with USAID in which they agree ” … to form an alliance to facilitate investment in world-class regional telecommunications exchanges, data facilities, and science and technology parks in sub-Saharan Africa.” African REN developments reported at Internet2 meeting Three African …

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NUANCE – June 2008

UbuntuNet – Connect  2008 Scheduled for Lilongwe 11th November 2008 In addition to the Open Access Conference starting on 12th November 2008, the Warm Heart of Africa, Malawi, will also host the UbuntuNet Alliance annual conference, UbuntuNet- Connect, on 11th November 2008.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Driving effective research and education networking …

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