East Africa to benefit from proposed continental domain name

The African Union is working to establish a continental internet registry that will allow private and governmental entities to use a single domain — such as .africa — to attract traffic to their websites.

So far, 44 African countries out of 54 have endorsed the project, including Tanzania, Kenya and Djibouti, according to domain managing company UniForum Association. The initiative will help the continent achieve greater visibility on the internet but will not necessarily lead to economic growth, analysts say. Read More

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