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In Rwanda, Paving the Way to Keep Local Content Local
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Infrastructure and Community Development 1 September 2021

In Rwanda, Paving the Way to Keep Local Content Local

IXPs are key to exchanging traffic locally and to making the Internet faster and more affordable. Read how RICTA...

Internet Connectivity Grows In Africa, But Only Reaches 20 Percent Of Population
In the News 31 August 2021

Internet Connectivity Grows In Africa, But Only Reaches 20 Percent Of Population

The Florida Star
A Vibrant Community Works to Make the Internet Better in Africa
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Infrastructure and Community Development 27 August 2021

A Vibrant Community Works to Make the Internet Better in Africa

Africa could very well become the next incubator for Internet innovation – and IXPs have played a crucial part in...

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...

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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)