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Call for Proposals to Carry Out Systems Audit for The UbuntuNet Alliance

Introduction UbuntuNet Alliance is the regional research and education networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa. It is a non-profit association of National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) in Eastern and Southern Africa, a region covering 26 countries. The Alliance plans, builds and operates UbuntuNet, the regional Internet backbone network that interconnects NRENs in the …

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Burundi Education and Research Network connects to UbuntuNet Network under the European Commission co-funded AfricaConnect2 Project

PRESS RELEASE 18th November 2019/Lilongwe, Malawi and Bujumbura, Burundi: Hundreds of students and researchers from at least 15 institutions of higher learning and research centers in Burundi will now be able to optimize their research and education collaboration initiatives following the successful completion of the connection of the Burundi Education and Research Network (BERNET) to …

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UbuntuNet Alliance Appoints Engineer Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka as CEO

25th April 2019, Lilongwe, Malawi: The Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance, Prof. Stephen Simukanga is pleased to announce the appointment of Malawian Engineer Dr. Matthews Mtumbuka as the new CEO of the Eastern and Southern Africa Research and Education Network effective 1st May 2019. Eng. Dr. Mtumbuka has been appointed to the new position after satisfying …

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UbuntuNet Alliance appoints Eng. Dr Francis Tusubira as Acting CEO

3rd January 2019: Lilongwe, Malawi: The Chairperson, Professor Stephen Simukanga and Members of the Board of Trustees of UbuntuNet Alliance are pleased to announce the appointment of Eng. Dr. Francis “Tusu” Tusubira as acting CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance effective 1st January 2019. Eng.Dr. Tusubira succeeds Dr. Pascal Hoba who has left the Alliance following the …

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UbuntuNet Alliance, World Bank Power SomaliREN’s connectivity to the UbuntuNet network under AfricaConnect2

29 June 2018/ Lilongwe, Malawi and Mogadishu, Somalia UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education Networking is pleased to announce that it has successfully connected SomaliREN, the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Somalia to the UbuntuNet network, the data network for NRENs in Eastern and Southern Africa under the €26.6m European Commission co-funded AfricaConnect2 …

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Abu-Ghazaleh: Moroccan Academic and Research Network (MARWAN) Connects to GÉANT and ASREN under the AfricaConnect2 Project

H.E. Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, Chairman of the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and H.E. Prof. Mohamed Khalfaoui, Director of Centre National pour la Recherche Scientifique et Technique (CNRST) have signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide a high capacity connection between the Moroccan National Research and Education Network (MARWAN) and the pan-European …

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Prof Stephen Simukanga appointed UbuntuNet Alliance Chairperson

UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Stephen Simukanga, as its Chairperson for the next three years effective 20th September 2017. Professor Simukanga is the Director General of the Higher Education Authority of Zambia and former Vice Chancellor of the University of Zambia. Prof Simukanga’s appointment follows a successful completion of a …

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Press release: West and Central Africa connects to the global R&E network to unleash its potential

The EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project has just announced that, following the call for tenders to connect West and Central (W&C) Africa published back in June 2016, GÉANT has awarded a 15-year contract to MainOne for connectivity services. By signing the contract through AfricaConnect2, WACREN, the regional Research and Education Network in West and Central Africa, will …

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Press Release: UbuntuNet Alliance elects new members of Board of Trustees for a two year term

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.97″ background_layout=”light”] PRESS RELEASE UbuntuNet Alliance elects new members of the Board of Trustees for a two year term Lilongwe, 24th April 2017: At its 11th Annual General Meeting of Members (AGM) called in accordance with Article 18 of the Constitution of the Registered Trustees of the UbuntuNet Alliance for Research and Education …

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Press Release: UbuntuNet Alliance and SEACOM partner in providing connectivity for research and education in Eastern and Southern Africa through AfricaConnect2

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.0.97″ background_layout=”light”] PRESS RELEASE Lilongwe, 17 August 2016: UbuntuNet Alliance has awarded a 15-year contract to pan-African telecom enabler SEACOM to provide point to point connectivity services to National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) of Eastern and Southern Africa through the European Union co-funded AfricaConnect2 project. This contract kicks off the procurement …

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