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AFRINIC is pleased to announce that the AFRINIC-28 fellowship selection process is now complete and the following applicants have been selected to receive a fellowship to attend AFRINIC-28 being held from 5 – 11 May in Dakar, Senegal.

  • Evelyn Bisona Fonkem - Cameroon
  • Keolebogile Rantsetse -Botswana
  • Frieda Lukas - Namibia
  • Uffa Gloria Modey - Nigeria
  • Aisha Saho - Gambia
  • Soma Horossi Rita Berthe - Burkina Faso
  • Manga Willy Ted Gregory Marcel- Cameroon
  • Joshua Musasizi - Uganda
  • Alaeddine Oueslati -Tunisia
  • Aboubabacar Ben Aboubacar -Comoros
  • Amessinou Kossi - Benin
  • Yusif Amadu - Ghana

Congratulations to all the fellows and we look forward to collaborating with you on Internet development initiatives in the African region.

Find out more about the AFRINIC Fellowship Program here

You can read more on the AFRINIC-28 fellowship on our blog.

26 March 2018 - This is to inform you that today 26th March 2018 the Board has received a letter of resignation from Mr. Sunday Folayan from the Afrinic Board.

The Board wishes to inform you further that it will take necessary steps as per company guidelines to fill the vacant Board seat.

The Board would like to thank Mr. Folayan for his services to the Members and community at large and wishes him all the best in his future endeavors.

Abibu R. Ntahigiye
CEO, tzNIC / Interim Chairman, AfriNIC

26 March 2018 - Sunday Folayan and Haitham El-Nakhal have stepped down from their positions as Chair and Vice Chair of the AFRINIC Board, pending the conclusion of an investigation into allegations that have been made against them.  They sent email messages of resignation on 16 March 2018, and sent signed letters of resignation today, 23 March 2018, after legal advice was received yesterday, 22 March 2018, that signed letters were necessary.

The AFRINIC Board has elected Abibu Ntahigiye as Chair, and Christian Bope as Vice Chair, for an interim period to be re-evaluated after the conclusion of the investigation, but no later than 31 May 2018.  I congratulate them on their appointment and wish them well.


Alan Barrett

31 January 2017 - AFRINIC is offering fellowships for the AFRINIC-26 meeting to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 27 May to 2 June 2017.

The fellowship is reserved for individuals representing small organisations, universities, and media who are actively involved in  Internet operations and development or ICT policies in their countries.


The fellow is expected to positively and actively contribute to IP address management awareness in the AFRINIC service region.


To qualify for the fellowship, you:

  1. Must be a resident of an African nation
  2. Don't need to be an AFRINIC member
  3. Are involved in the Internet community.
  4. Are willing to report on how this fellowship has benefited you/your Organisation/country within an agreed time frame. 


Upon selection, AFRINIC will notify the selected fellows directly and allow them seven (7) days to accept or reject the offer.


A public announcement of the fellowship awardees will be made after the acceptance by the selected candidates.


Please find hereafter the schedule for the fellowship process:

Open Call for fellowship applications: 31 January 2017

Close of applications: 24 February 2017

Notification to selected fellows: 13 March 2017

Deadline for acceptance by awarded fellow: 27 March 2017

Final announcement and publication of the fellowship list: 28 March 2017


The fellowship includes:

  1. Full assistance with round-trip airfare to the meeting venue
  2. Hotel accommodation for the AFRINIC event from the day before the beginning to the last day of the event


If you think you meet the criteria above, please fill in the fellowship application form here and submit it with requested information before 24 February 2017, 00:00 UTC.


Good luck and we look forward to receiving your applications!

The AFRINIC Meeting Team


13 February 2017- Further to our Call for Local Hosts for 2017 AFRINIC Training Workshops, we are pleased to announce the list of selected host countries: 


Central Africa East Africa West Africa South Africa North Africa Waiting List
Democratic Republic of the Congo Burundi Guinea South Africa Sudan Ethiopia
Republic of the Congo Uganda Mali Swaziland Tunisia Egypt
Cameroon Kenya Niger Mozambique Morocco Angola
Chad   Nigeria Zimbabwe    
    Côte D’Ivoire      


The selected hosts will be contacted individually for the next step.


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21 February 2017- Following a call for expressions of interest, the AFRINIC Board hs appointed the following members of the Nomination Committee (NomCom) for 2017, in terms of section 9 of the AFRINIC Bylaws:

  • John Walubengo (Eastern Africa, community volunteer),
  • Mustapha Ben Jemaa (Northern Africa, community volunteer),
  • Wale Adedokun (Western Africa, community volunteer)
  • Lucky Masilela (Southern Africa, Board represntative).

22 February 2017 - We are pleased to announce the election of Mrs Wafa Dahmani as Chair and Mr Abdalla Omari as Vice Chair of the AFRINIC Governance Committee during a meeting held on Thursday16 February 2017.


We wish to congratulate Mrs Wafa Dahmani and Mr Abdalla Omari on their new appointment