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For Immediate Press Release

04 March 2011  

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Thomas Kamanzi, Newsletter Editor
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Nations TV speaks with Sophia Bekele on uniting Africa's Internet presence and more...

TOP Media house Nations TV, PM LIVE taps Sophia Bekele's expertise on doing business in Africa, plus uniting Africa's Internet presence through the .africa domain.

Mar 04, 2011 - Nairobi, Kenya: Wallace Kantai, Business Editor of  NTV,  the premium media House of East Africa, who hosts the much followed midday business section PM Live Channel caught up with Sophia Bekele, Executive Director of DotConnectAfrica when she was in Nairobi for the .africa Campaign.  

Nations TV calls Sophia Bekele on business in Africa + the new Domain for Africa 

Nations TV calls Sophia Bekele on business in Africa + the new Domain for Africa


Bekele was invited to the studios of Nation TV and respond to questions on the current affairs on Africa, technology and the Campaign
for .africa.  

Bekele spoke on the need for .africa name, saying why it is key to put Africa on the global map, she highlighted the capacity of Africa finally owning a domain name for itself saying it promised a huge shift in all the facets that drive economy.  

She responded to the contribution of regional integration of Africa and issues of technology dumping by the west.  "Africa will be take seriously now that we have our own fiber and broadband and content is being already built for low end phones to service the masses.  This new technologies are bound to continue and dumping will be a passť".  

Bekele also responded on difficulties of doing business in Africa, including clarifying the issues of why Ethiopia was a late starter in technology and the current government policy over Telecom. She concluded that Africa still needs to work on good governance to speedup progress, which is a major hurdle to doing business and its long term impact on the general growth and development. 

Video link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Smd6Sxp6h6U

Full Press Release: http://prlog.org/11314275
. BizCommunity covers DCA's "yes2dotafrica" campaign: "Dot Africa campaign to brand continent https://www.bizcommunity.co.za/Article/414/16/52038.html

.  Radio Netherlands Worldwide:
A Dotafrica Generation soon to be born: 
http://www.rnw.nl/africa/article/a-dotafrica-generation-soon-be-born

. Sophia Bekele, founder of DCA and former generic Top Level Domain policy adviser to ICANN, noted by The Economist as "leading the dotafrica initiative":  Can "Africa" get a make-over? http://www.economist.com/blogs/baobab/2010/09/rebranding_africa

. DCA is endorsed by African Union (AU), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), and the Internationalized Domain Resolution Union (IDRU)  
About DotConnectAfrica:

DCA is a not-for-profit, non-partisan org incorporated in Mauritius Africa & will sponsor, establish & operate a TLD registry with global recognition & regional significance dedicated to the needs of Pan-African &African community. DCA Reg.ID.CT8710DCA90