The African Union announced on 10 March 2017 that it had “finally” obtained its digital identity. This, thanks to the launch of the name of the domain “.africa”. According to the president of the AU Commission, the South African Nkosazana Ndlamini-Zuma announces, the new domain name will be available from July 2017, and “Africans who wish to use it Already submit an application “.
Concerning the advantages, Nkosazana Ndlamini-Zuma (photo) says that the adoption of the domain name “.africa” will enable Africans, and in particular entrepreneurs to be much more visible on the Internet. The announcement comes in a context where, according to the World Bank, only 22% of the African population has Internet access, which remains one of the lowest in the world, where the average is 44%
Finally, with regard to costs, the registration of a site with the domain name “.africa” will cost 18 dollars, or about 11 100 F cfa.