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Mark your calendar, on 11 October 2018, your resolvers will (should) do DNSSEC validation using the new KSK-2017 instead of the KSK-2010, otherwise you or your customers might run into some trouble. Exactly a year before, on 11 October 2017, the same Root Zone Key Signing Key (KSK) roll was scheduled, but it was suspended a few weeks before the set date - as it was found that there was still a considerable amount of validating resolvers without the latest root key. After extensive community review, the new flag day has been set for 11 October 2018.












Barry Boubakar from WACREN in a policy discussion at the AFRINIC-28 Public Policy Meeting 

Three out of seven policy proposals that were up for discussion at the AFRINIC-28 Public Policy Meeting in Dakar proceeded to last call.

This was revealed to the AFRINIC community by the Policy Development Co-Chairs Dewole Ajao and Sami Salih who steered the discussions.



Prime Minister of Senegal (centre) Rt. Hon Mahammed Dionne makes the keynote address at the AIS’18 opening ceremony in Dakar. With him on the podium are Dr. Nii Quaynor, AfNOG Convener; Mary Tiew, Higher Education Minister of Senegal; Abdou Karim Sall, Director General of ARTP and Abibu Ntahigiye, then Chairman of AFRINIC. 

Africa needs to address the disparities that exist between individual countries in terms of internet governance in order to adequately achieve the ICT goals set out in Agenda 2063.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Africa Internet Summit (AIS) 2018 in Dakar, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Senegal Rt. Hon. Mohammed Dionne called on all stakeholders to work towards digital inclusion and digitization of economies in the continent so as to reap from the immense potential the internet has for Africa.

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