Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Baudouin Schombe’s exit, AfriCANNs mourns - ITREALMS

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African internet stakeholders are currently in the mourning with the exit of Baudouin Schombe, an active member of the African Regional At Large Organisation (AFRALO) , reports 
Baudouin Schombe, an active member of the African Regional At Large Organisation (AFRALO)

Chairman, AFRALO, Seun Ojedeji announced Schombe passage in a message to the membership on July 23, 2022.
As said by him, “I have just received the sad news of the exit of one of our own within AFRALO.

“Baudouin Schombe was one of the early contributors to AFRALO, At-Large, ICANN and the Internet Governance (IG) space as a whole.

“Death is an inevitable debt that we all will have to pay at some point. On behalf of AFRALO, I express our condolences to his family, the internet society community in DRC and entire IG community.

“May his soul rest in peace” he said.

Equally reacting the Vice President, Global stakeholder engagement in Africa at ICANN, Mr. Pierre Dandjinou said that indeed, Baudouin’s passing is a big loss for the Africa Internet community, his country and family!

“Baudoin has contributed with his goodwill and restless efforts to have DRC part of the digital transformation on the one hand, and the Africa continent a participant to Internet governance on the other hand,” he declared and prayed for his soul to rest in peace and extended the community “most heartfelt condolences to his family!”

Until his death, Baudouin Schombe was the founder and cashier of TICAFRICA ( and served as a cooridinator of CAFEC, the Centre Africain D'Echange Culturel.

From 2007 to 2009 he worked at ICANN as an ICT Consultant. Schombe has a B.A. (1977) in French and African Culture, and another B.A. (1979) in History. His areas of interests include executive management, public relations, the internet, information technology, multimedia, and transportation logistics. He would be greatly missed.

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