Moving Toward an Interconnected Africa: The 80/20 Initiative

In 2010, the Africa Internet technical community embraced an ambitious vision to have 80% of all Internet traffic locally accessible with only 20% being sourced internationally by 2020. Was the vision achieved or not? What changed across the continent during this period and what lessons can we draw from this initiative going forward?

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We Can’t Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without the Internet
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Growing the Internet 7 July 2021

We Can’t Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without the Internet

This week I had the opportunity to participate in a session of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable...

Internet Exchange Points Are Critical to Improving Internet Access and Lowering Connectivity Costs in Africa, says New Report from the Internet Society
Press Releases 6 July 2021

Internet Exchange Points Are Critical to Improving Internet Access and Lowering Connectivity Costs in Africa, says New Report from the Internet Society

Our new report outlines the state of Internet interconnection in Africa and the critical role Internet Exchange Points (IXP)...

IXPN crosses 70% traffic mark placing Nigeria among ‘developed internet ecosystem’
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In the News 6 July 2021

IXPN crosses 70% traffic mark placing Nigeria among ‘developed internet ecosystem’

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Why Internet Exchange Points are critical to boosting connectivity in Africa
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In the News 6 July 2021

Why Internet Exchange Points are critical to boosting connectivity in Africa

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Internet Exchange Points Are Critical to Improving Internet Access and Lowering Connectivity Costs in Africa, Says New Report From the Internet Society
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In the News 6 July 2021

Internet Exchange Points Are Critical to Improving Internet Access and Lowering Connectivity Costs in Africa, Says New Report From the Internet Society

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The Week in Internet News: U.K. Government says ‘No Encryption for Kids’
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The Week in Internet News: U.K. Government says ‘No Encryption for Kids’

Less protection for kids: The U.K.’s Department of Digital, Media, Culture and Sport has recommended that children’s accounts on social...

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