.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).
China will build a new higher-level open economic system and create a more attractive business environment, which will open a broader space for China-Africa cooperation, Yang said ... the Initiative on Partnership for Africa's Development, and further advance bilateral cooperation.
Organizing a successful China-Africa Economic and TradeExpo and building a high-level pilot zone for economic and trade in-depth cooperation will effectively promote China-Africa market connectivity and the sharing of factors and resources, while contributing to stabilizing and ...
The commitment, focused on infrastructure, training and investment, builds on Airbnb’s 2017 $1 million commitment in Africa to boost community-led tourism projects, and the Africa Academy, which has trained more than 300 hosts who earned more than R2.8 million in 18 months.
Expropriation of SouthAfrica’s land without compensation for equal ... “EFF municipalities will ensure water sustainability for daily and industrial usage by building dams and large-scale water projects with the capacity to sustainably supply South Africa.
Which way for SouthAfrica? ... South Africa has, in the past three decades, had some very interesting turning points, which we must recognise and use as a foundation to build a winning nation ... South Africa is in urgent need of ... the most important, unbiased stories in South Africa.
WarrenDick, the president and director of Bethel Agriculture, organized Running for Agricultural Resilience in Africa in the hopes of raising $25,000 to construct two buildings in the Ethiopian city ... "We want to build four buildings on the property, but these two will be built using donations from this race," Dick said.
... had a couple of poor games at the start of the championship but the guys were coming back from holidays and in their pre-season they had to play the world champions (SouthAfrica).</p>"So it's never easy. I'm pretty sure we're building from week to week.
Speaking on the sidelines of the IgboYam Festival, in Accra, September 19, Edwin Ugwunze, chief executive officer of the Octapus Lounge, said doing so will not only lead to the mutual benefit of both countries but will also provide the strategic building block to fast-track WestAfrica’s integration, as well as help cement African unity.
Like many entrepreneurs from Africa who started with menial jobs, Niang is now counted among successful individuals from her native country ... So as a Senegalese, I thought I also have my place,” she told BBC Africa ... Her dream is to conquer Africa by building international hotel franchises in Africa.
In Africa, over 50% of the population is living in substandard conditions (Florida, 2017) ...Cement and steel are the most common building materials for houses in Sub-Saharan Africa; however, their production emits greenhouse gases highly; 0.93 pounds of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere for every pound of cement produced.
Building on the longstanding US partnership with Mali, US AfricaCommand remains committed to promoting a secure, stable, and prosperous future as Mali transitions to a civilian-led, democratically elected government in service of the Malian people, the statement added.
Jon Fielder, who has spent two decades as a missionary physician in Africa... “The number of lives that these Christian doctors save and transform per dollar invested — while building the institutions that will amplify care in Africa for generations — is staggering.”.
"These programmes and these policies underpin a common goal, and that is building a safe and stable Sudan where everyone lives in peace, prosperity freedom and justice, as expressed in the slogans of the glorious revolution of December," he said, speaking through an interpreter.
“These programmes and these policies underpin a common goal, and that is building a safe and stable Sudan where everyone lives in peace, prosperity freedom and justice, as expressed in the slogans of the glorious revolution of December,” he said, speaking through an interpreter.