.Africa is the proposed Internet generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) for the African and Pan African communities and users wherever they may reside. The .africa gTLD serves as a regional domain for individuals and entities based in and out of Africa.
The .Africa gTLD has not yet been delegated to any organization as registry operator. The .Africa application that was submitted by DotConnectAfrica Trust is now the subject of an unresolved disagreement with ICANN (DCA Trust vs ICANN) following an Independent Review Panel (IRP) Process that was invoked by DCA Trust under ICANN’s accountability mechanism in October 2013. The IRP was administrated by the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) New York, US.
DCA Trust had passed all the new gTLD applicant evaluation criteria, but before the Initial Evaluation (IE) result was issued, a Governmental Advisory Committee GAC Objection Advice that had been issued in Beijing in April 2013 was later accepted by the ICANN Board in early June 2013 which caused the ICANN Board to instruct ICANN staff that DCA Trust’s .Africa new gTLD application will not be approved. This had caused the non-completion of the evaluation of DCA Trust’s application; which then led DCA Trust to challenge the ICANN Board decision through a series of accountability mechanism.
The initial idea for the song came from David Paich. Jeff Porcaro explains the idea behind the song: "a boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he's never been there, he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past."
David Paich said: "At the beginning of the '80s I watched a late night documentary on TV about all the terrible death and suffering of the people in Africa. It both moved and appalled me and the pictures just wouldn't leave my head. I tried to imagine how I'd feel about if I was there and what I'd do."
Musically the song took quite some time to assemble, as Paich and Porcaro explain:
Africa and De viris illustribus were partially inspired by Petrarch's visit to Rome in 1337. According to Bergin and Wilson (p. ix). It seems very likely that the inspirational vision of the Eternal City must have been the immediate spur to the design of the Africa and probably De viris illustribus as well. After returning from his grand tour, the first sections of Africa were written in the valley of Vaucluse. Petrarch recalls
The fact that he abandoned it early on is not entirely correct since it was far along when he received two invitations (from Rome and from Paris) in September 1340 each asking him to accept the crown as poet laureate. A preliminary form of the poem was completed in time for the laurel coronation April 8, 1341 (Easter Sunday).
...Convention Centre, will highlight the creative identities of Africa through the lens of arts, culture, heritage, business and innovation, and mobilize the individuals who have the power to unlock opportunities and build toward a stronger and more connected Africa of tomorrow.
Africa’s nascent chemicals sector thereby has an opportunity to leap ahead of the curve, by building sustainability and green design principles into new chemical facility developments from the outset, and by working to decarbonise current offerings through technologies like carbon capturing and sequestration (CCS).
Encouraging mediation and conciliation between African NationalOlympic Committees and governments Providing young athletes with better foundations for success Promoting Olympic ideals and values in AfricaTaking part in the fight against doping, corruption and violence Working to bring people together through sport to build a peaceful Africa.
African leaders should think more seriously about strengthening Africa’s agency, which requires improvements in the governance architecture, enhancing the capabilities of the state, building social and economic resilience, and pursuing external relations on a pragmatic and diversified basis.
Cape Town - Mitchells PlainGolf Club’s (MPGC) inaugural celebrity golf day fundraiser is just days away! ... "IOL is very excited to be part of the inaugural MPGC Celebrity Golf Day. IOL is committed to building a more inclusive SouthAfrica and partnering with MPGC is a key step to achieving this goal ... IOL Sport .
From there it carries out software development, engineering to operations, finance, HR and digital sales and marketing for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.The €134m building is designed around ‘neighbourhoods’, with open spaces and relaxation zones for ...
SouthAfrica is celebrating its shipbuilding industry after Damen ShipyardsCape Town delivered the first of ... South Africa is using the project to create a capability to build ships on the continent instead of importing ships and parts, primarily from suppliers in Europe and Asia.
Unemployment among the youth in SouthAfrica is rife, with millions of youngsters without a job or any form of income ... “This initiative seeks to support the development of Africa-UK partnerships that can build institutional capacity for universities to develop entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystems in selected African countries,” said Venter.
The laboratories served a critical purpose for analytical diagnosis of disease transmission during the COVID-19 pandemic ... Dr Ugwu said ... And when the opportunity came to do something for Africa, I chose Ghana; because we're kind of neighbours anyway, so that we can try and build capacity in the region." ... GNA. .
CAIRO – ... About 10,000 square metres of the district’s centuries-old Maryland park were bulldozed to establish a monument commemorating Cairo’s road and bridge-building projects ... It will include a government district, home to all ministerial buildings and the parliament and a financial and business district including the tallest tower in Africa ... .