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Dr. Iman Abuelmaaly Abdelrahman: A shining light of women in Research and Education Networking

The story of the life of Dr. Iman Abuelmaaly Abdelrahman, the Vice Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance, is one that should ooze tones of inspiration to many a young African woman wanting to break-through the continent’s research and education networking field that seems to be dominated by men. On 29 March this year, the Head of …

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NUANCE – December 2014

More NREN involvement needed in public service delivery using e-infrastructures – EU Research and Education Networks are key actors in transforming developing economies into knowledge societies, spearheading technological and service innovation. They therefore deserve high political visibility towards governments, regulators and academia.  These were the words of Anni Hellman, Deputy Head of e-Infrastructures Unit, DG …

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NUANCE – November 2014

Pan-African research and education network to be realized soon “We are convinced that working together, the dream of a pan-African research and education network will be fulfilled soon, through the junction of the UbuntuNet Alliance, West and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN) and Arab States Network  (ASREN) in North Africa,” Said Dr Boubakar …

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NUANCE – October 2014

UbuntuNet-Connect 2014 promises to unearth growth in innovations All roads lead to Lusaka, the capital of Zambia where UbuntuNet-Connect 2014 will be held from 13-14 November 2014. According to the CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance,  Eng. Dr Francis (Tusu) Tusubira, the country is ready to host UbuntuNet-Connect 2014. “Everything is in place for UbuntuNet-Connect 2014. We …

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NUANCE – September 2014

Lifetime benefits to be gained from East Africa’s Collaborative  Climate Change Initiative The Sub-Saharan Africa, like the rest of the world, has not been spared from the effects of climate change. Recent UN data indicates that, if not much investment is made in mitigating climate change, the region is likely to experience reduced crop yields …

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NUANCE – August 2014

Zimbabwe launches NREN  A National Research and Education Network (NREN) is born South of the Sahara. Launched on August 7, 2014, at Midlands State University in Gweru, Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Research and Education Network becomes the 15th NREN in the region. Speaking when he handed over the certificates of registration to Professor Edias Mwenje, Acting Chairperson …

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NUANCE – July 2014

UbuntuNet Alliance CEO speaks on new UbuntuNet links, AfricaConnect progress UbuntuNet Alliance and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) this month announced the commissioning of new high speed UbuntuNet network links each offering improved speeds of  622Mbps (STM-4).  These new links will improve research collaboration between African researchers and the global community. On …

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