​​​​​​​​​​AfricaConnect News Archive 
6 May | 2015
AfricaConnect2 to ​expa​​​​n​d connectivity across Africa​
Following the successful completion of AfricaConnect, the finishing touches are currently being added to the Grant Agreement for its successor project.
10 October | 2014
​DANTE and TERENA join forces to become the GÉANT Association
In response to the community of Europe’s national research and education networking organisations’ (NRENs’) wishes, the GÉANT Association has been formed by re-organising TERENA and DANTE under a unified governance structure.
28 July | 2014
UbuntuNet, the regional high-speed Internet network for research and education has just been commissioned in Eastern and Southern Africa
UbuntuNet Alliance, and DANTE today announce the commissioning of the UbuntuNet network, the regional high-speed Internet network connecting researchers, educators and students in Eastern and Southern Africa to their peers in the region and to Europe.
5 November | 2013
UbuntuNet-Connect 2013
UbuntuNet-Connect is the Annual Conference of UbuntuNet Alliance that focuses on research and education networking activities in Africa.
25 June | 2013
DANTE and NSRC team up to narrow the global digital divide
MoU signed to formalise cooperation in support of connecting the least connected.
28 May | 2013
DANTE and UbuntuNet Alliance award contract to WIOCC
New high-speed internet will connect the world to African research and education.
28 November | 2012
New high-speed internet for African research cooperation unveiled
Boost for scientists and academics as EC-funded AfricaConnect project launches UbuntuNet, the high-speed data network for research and education in Southern and Eastern Africa.
27 July | 2012
ZAMREN and TENET form the first UbuntuNet cross-border link
Zambian research and education community gains international connection to GÉANT via South Africa.
25 April | 2012
New high-speed 15,000km international link seamlessly connects African radio astronomers to Europe through GÉANT and UbuntuNet
First point-to-point research network circuit between Europe and Africa enables astronomers to create a more detailed view of the universe
15 December | 2011
KENET and Josphat Karanja scoop top CIO 100 Awards
Kenyan NREN KENET was the winner of the prestigious CIO 100 award ceremony in Nairobi, while Josphat Karanja was declared the Top CIO (Chief Information Officer) in East Africa. Congratulations!
14 December | 2011
DANTE presents AfricaConnect at UbuntuNet-Connect 2011, Nairobi
Video presentation on the status of AfricaConnect from UbuntuNet-Connect 2011
1 November | 2011
AfricaConnect's Three Musketeers: All for One and One for All
Interview with AfricaConnect's trio of engineers
6 September | 2011
AfricaConnect in HEAnet News
Ireland’s HEAnet outlines its involvement in AfricaConnect in its latest newsletter.
28 July | 2011
AfricaConnect helps strengthen the cooperation between Europe and Africa on ICT Research
AfricaConnect becomes an associated organisation of 4th Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum on ICT Research
11 May | 2011
AfricaConnect project kicks off
EC signs 14.75M Euro contract for AfricaConnect project
11 May | 2011
Africa-Europe research collaboration to be transformed by EC-funded research infrastructure
Boost for African research as European Commission injects €14.75M into regional research and education connectivity
28 November | 2010
Dr. Iman Abuel Maaly Abdelrahman - CEO, Administration of Information Technology and Networks, University of Khartoum
Imagine. The Africa of tomorrow, where its green trees and grass, bright clouds, and singing birds mirror its comprehensive peace.​