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2015 - A Year in Review

 alt  As we head into 2016, we take a look back over AFRINIC's key achievements, events and milestones throughout 2015.


2015 in Numbers

2015 Highlights


The Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team submits the Internet number community’s proposal to the IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) for considerationRead more.



icann AFRINIC partners with ICANN on the Africa DNS Business Exchange and Mentorship Programme. Read more.



The AFRINIC Board of Directors announces the appointment of Alan Barrett as AFRINIC’s new CEO. Read more.



  • The AFRINIC Board appoints Janvier Ngnoulayeto replace Alan Barrett on the Consolidated RIR IANA Stewardship Proposal (CRISP) Team. Read more.
  • The AFRINIC Board of Directors appoints Mark Elkins to theNumber Resource Organization Numbers Council (NRO NC) to replace Alan Barrett. Read more.




alt The Board of Directors adopts a resolution regarding the IANA Oversight TransitionRead more.



  • Dr Nii Quaynor, one of the founding fathers of the African Internet, is awarded the ICANN Multistakeholder Ethos Award 2015. Read more.
  • Francis Frederick Tusubira wins the 2015 African Network Information & Infrastructure (NI&I) Service Award. Mukom Akong Tamon wins the 2015 NI&I Young Professional Award. Read more
  • AFRINIC members elect two new Board Members: Seat 5 - East: Abibu Rashid Ntahigiye (Tanzania) and Seat 6 - South: Lucky Masilela (South Africa). Read more
  • Seun Ojedeji is re-elected and Barry Apudo Macharia is elected by the AFRINIC Community as AFRINIC Policy Development Working Group (PDWG) Co-Chairs. Read more.



  • ARIN announces that its IPv4 inventory is exhausted. AFRINIC becomes the only RIR able to freely allocate IPv4 address space to its members. Read more.
  • Sunday Folayan is elected as the Chair of the Board of Directorsand Haitham El-Nakhal elected as Vice-Chair. Read more.



  • The AFRINIC Board re-appoints Mark Elkins to the Number Resource Organization Numbers Council (NRO NC)/Address Supporting Organization Address Council (ASO AC), for a one-year term from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. Read more.
  • A new community discussion mailing list is launched. Read more.
  • AFRINIC launches a new mailing list,twitter handle and an incidents webpage to better inform members and the community about outages and technical infrastructure problems. Read more



AFRINIC representatives attend iWeek in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more.



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AFRINIC launches the AFRINEWS blog to highlight news articles, research and statistics on Internet related topics in Africa and beyond. Read more

Winners of the 2015 FIRE Africa Awards are announced. Three amazing projects win US$3,000 each and a travel grant to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 in Brazil. Read more.

The IANA Stewardship Transition Coordination Group (ICG) completes its work and awaits the Cross-Community Working Group on Enhancing ICANN Accountability (CCWG-ACC) to complete its work. Read more.



image2016-1-5 16-7-34 AFRINIC completes the migration of RPKI platform v1.0 to RPKI v2.0. Read more.

The Internet Society joins the Seed Alliance to further support innovative Internet development projects in Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Read more.

AFRINIC Board publishes version 2 of the proposed Governance Committee's Terms of Reference (ToR) and calls for comments. Read more.



Sami Salih selected as Co-Chair of the Policy Development Working Group. Read more.

alt AFRINIC publishes its 10 year anniversary commemorative book.


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