NUANCE – May 2009

TEAMS Cable lands in Mombasa The East African Marine System, TEAMS has landed in Mombasa, Kenya. President Mwai Kibaki of the Republic of Kenya officially launched the landing of the cable on 12th June 2009 at a function which was also attended by Uganda’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Minister, Aggrey Awori. The launch has …

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NUANCE – April 2009

3rd Council of Members Meeting held in Nairobi and New Director elected The 3rd UbuntuNet Alliance Council of Members Meeting was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 17th April 2009, hosted by KENET. The Meeting was called in accordance with UbuntuNet’s Articles of Association, which stipulate that the Council of Members Meeting be held within 4 …

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NUANCE – February 2009

AU Secretary General Visits UbuntuNet Secretariat The relationship between UbuntuNet Alliance and the Association of African Universities continues to rise as the two organizations work together: the AAU gives continental level policy leadership to research and education networking in Africa, and is also responsible for the process through which the Chairperson of the Alliance is …

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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 – December 2008

Carnegie Corporation of New York Grants USD999,520 to UbuntuNet Alliance UbuntuNet Alliance is pleased to acknowledge with thanks a grant of USD999,520 over three years starting January 2009 to support activities under the ambitious programme of Consolidating Research and Education Networking in Africa.  The Grant, approved subject to other development partners who participated in the …

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NUANCE – November 2008

Greetings! As we close the year, we would like to congratulate our colleagues in different communities on successfully going through Diwali; and Idd-Al-Adhuha.  For the Christians, a Merry Christmas.  And to all, a Happy and Prosperous New Year of Research and Education Networking! The secretariat will close for holidays from 20th Dec 2008 to 3rd …

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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 – September 2008

UbuntuNet Alliance and AAU sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) With an aim of cementing the working relationship in research and education networking in Africa, UbuntuNet Alliance and the Association of African Universities (AAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The two parties agree to work together to promote research and education networking in Africa, based …

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NUANCE – August 2008

Dr Nii Quaynor – “Africa’s Internet Evangelist” The photo shows some great minds in deep consideration at the AAU AFREN Forum Meeting in Rabat, May 2008. In the middle is Dr Nii Quaynor. With a banner headline “Africa’s Internet Evangelist”, the prestigious British science journal, the New Scientist of 9th August 2008 (vol 199 no …

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