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Cloud computing for cassava preservation? Say hello to KENET VLab

Cassava is extensively cultivated as an annual crop and serves as a major staple food in the developing world, providing a basic diet for over half a billion people. Despite being one of the most drought-tolerant crops capable of growing on… Continue Reading →

WACREN2019 – Register now!

The West and Central African Research and Education Network invites you to the WACREN2019 conference! Register now to attend the conference held in Accra, Ghana this year, to learn more about the developments of NRENs, connectivity, tools and services in West… Continue Reading →

RerBenin connects to the WACREN backbone

RerBenin, NREN of the Republic of Benin becomes the latest member to join the AfricaConnect2 project, to connect to the WACREN backbone and services. This membership will interconnect universities and research centres, access of students and teachers to a high-speed… Continue Reading →

Vacancy: Position of Chief Executive Officer – UbuntuNet Alliance

The UbuntuNet Alliance is looking for a Chief Executive Officer! Are you the suitably qualified and experienced person that the Alliance is looking for? Have a look at the requirements, duties and terms below: Minimum requirements The ideal candidate will have… Continue Reading →

Kenya Education Network (KENET) upgrades its ethernet carrier capacity ten-fold

Congratulations to KENET, Kenya’s NREN, with the upgrade of its network capacity! Telco Systems, the leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, today announced that the company has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network… Continue Reading →

Dr. Francis Tusubira appointed as Acting CEO for the UbuntuNet Alliance

After four years, Dr. Pascal Hoba has left the UbuntuNet Alliance following the end of his contract on 31st December 2018 having led the organisation since January 2015. Eng. Dr Tusubira, who previously served as CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance between… Continue Reading →

Some impressions from e-AGE18

This year ASREN, GÉANT’s partner in the Arab region, hosted its flagship event –  eAGE18 – at the beginning of December in Jordan’s capital Amman, attracting over 150 participants from 35 countries. I confess, I usually find it quite challenging… Continue Reading →

#TNC18 experience: stories from a TNC newcomer

From Nigeria to Norway – Read all about the Lightning Talk experience at TNC18 by a newcomer. The story portrays the need to be open to experiencing new opportunities despite the challenges. It is a story of one Nigerian’s desire… Continue Reading →

Empowering the community: don’t be shy to tell people why!

“How can I even think about communicating when I’m insecure about being considered a Research and Education Network or not, as I am not connected yet?” An important question raised during the communications and visibility workshop on the 23rd of… Continue Reading →

International R&E connectivity re-established for Tunisia’s scientific and academic communities

Earlier this month, the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) and Centre de Calcul El Khawarizmi (CCK) signed an agreement under which ASREN will provide a 1 Gbps connection between the Tunisian national research and education network, Réseau National… Continue Reading →

A recap: UbuntuNet-Connect 2018 Towards African SMART Universities – Services that Matter

The 11th UbuntuNet-Connect conference couldn’t deny one of the hottest topics on the continent: digital transformation. Therefore, this year’s conference, held in the beautiful Zanzibar, focused on the concept of SMART education and research. This topic was not just exploited… Continue Reading →

Redouane Merrouch: the man behind the Moroccan network MARWAN

MARWAN’s recent connection to GÉANT via a 1Gbps ASREN link marks Morocco’s re-joining the international R&E networking community with the support of the EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project. CONNECT 30 caught up with MARWAN’s Head, Redouane Merrouch, at the Centre National pour… Continue Reading →

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