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Internet Society selected by African Union

August 24th, 2012

African Union(AU) Selects the Internet Society to Support Establishment of Internet Exchange Points across Africa

23 August 2012

Project includes 60 capacity building workshops in 30 countries

[Johannesburg, South Africa –23 August 2012] – The Internet Society today announced that it has been selected by the African Union (AU) to conduct community mobilization and technical aspects workshops to support the establishment of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs) in AU Member States as part of the African Internet Exchange System (AXIS) project.  The AXIS project aims at keeping Africa’s Internet traffic local to the continent by providing capacity building and technical assistance to facilitate the establishment of National Internet Exchange Points and Regional Internet Exchange Points in Africa. The project is funded by the Euro-Africa Infrastructure Fund and the Government of Luxembourg.

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