[bc-gnso] Nairobi developments -- ICANN Board to meet to review the situation tomorrow

Mike O'Connor mike at haven2.com
Thu Jan 21 23:14:30 UTC 2010

hi all,

just a quick note to update those of you who are planning to go to Nairobi.  the security situation in Nairobi may be deteriorating.  here's the lede from a Reuters story that hit a few hours ago;

> NAIROBI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Somalia's hardline al Shabaab rebels threatened on Thursday to attack neighbouring Kenya following a crackdown on Somalis in the capital Nairobi, according to a recording posted on an al Shabaab Web site. Islamist al Shabaab have threatened to attack Kenya before, although anger has been rising over the past week among the Somali community after Kenyan security forces detained hundreds of Somalis living in a Nairobi suburb.

here's a link to the story;


ICANN just sent out an alert that the Board is holding a special meeting tomorrow to review the situation.  here's a link to the announcement;



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