.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).
September is SouthAfrica’s National Month of DeafPeople, which aims to promote awareness of the rights of deaf people in South Africa ... I’m glad that the Deaf Federation of South Africa’s theme for 2022 is “Building Inclusive Communities for All” ... This is a challenging process because of sign language variation in South Africa.
Moreover, Africa is a shrinking market for U.S ...The Forum, backed by AGRA, one of Africa’s largest ag organizations that hopes to build a “resilient agri-food system” throughout central Africa, had its longstanding advocacy of Western-style agriculture questioned by both African and Western farm and food policy leaders.
Making a case for the brain drain Africa currently is experiencing as a result of societies which are unsustainable, President of Ashesi University, Ghana, Mr. Patrick Awuah, opined that to build sustainable societies in Africa and stem cases of talent migration, Africa has to develop a honour based leadership system.
For SouthAfrica, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje bagged one wicket each ... Earlier, Arshdeep Singh's three and Deepak Chahar's two-wicket haul followed by Harshal Patel's late blows helped India restrict South Africa to 106/8 ... Markram helped South Africa build a bit with 25, his dismissal left Proteas tottering at 42-6 after 10 overs.
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Building resilience to climate change is of paramount importance in Africa, says Lesley Ndlovu, AfricanRisk Capacity (ARC) Ltd ... “In doing so, we improve Africa’s response to climate-related disasters and contribute to resilience building and ultimately to food security.
The room was charged; each one offering solutions to Africa’s perennial problems ... Grim Statistics in Africa ... Partnership building formed the critical element of the Africa Social ImpactSummit; this is because; little progress can be made in reaching the SDGs if partnerships are not integrated into organisations and government policy and programming.
“Africa today carries the largest share of the international peace and security burden, which in fact should be a global responsibility” ... She said unless there was a paradigm shift Africa shall continue to fall short in building inclusive and stable societies and preventing recruitment and radicalization.
A group of over five dozen people braved the heat and humidity of Dubai to walk for 60 kilometres across Dubai to raise funds to build a school in Africa... “We have built seven schools across Africa, Nicaragua and Haiti and one house for the homeless in Mexico since we began in 2014,” said Linoy Kidd, whose brainchild the project is.
"We young people are the future of Africa; we have to seize all resources and opportunities to build Africa," says Mahad Abdourazak, a participant from Djibouti, who expressed his happiness for the opportunities China has been providing for young entrepreneurs on the continent in recent years.