.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).
The presidential statement says that “the construction of the first legal crypto hub in the heart of Africa will improve the crypto experience by taking Bitcoin adoption to the next level, potentially bringing the most unconventional space in the world.” ...Crypto adoption in Africa has soared over the past year.
Smurfit Kappa has announced the construction of its first plant in Africa... Construction work started a few days ago in the presence of several local authorities accompanied by Mrs. Nejma El Houda Bouamama, Director of the Regional Investment Center of the Rabat-Sal�-Kenitra Region ... Portugal . Morocco ... For more information.. Smurfit Kappa ... ....
There are many reasons for Cuba to commemorate the Africa Day every May 25 ... In all these years, hundreds of thousands of Cuban collaborators have rendered their services in Africa, in the sectors of health, education, construction, sports, agriculture and many others ... Africa is deep in our hearts.
A natural gas exporter, Egypt takes over presidency of the UN climate talks from Britain ... To promote global access and representation at COP27, Egypt has sought to fast track accreditation for underrepresented civil society organisations from Africa, Aboulmagd said, adding that he hoped climate campaigners and activists play a constructive role.
“Ethiopia aspires to store 10 billion; the Egyptian citizen will not feel the effects of this storage,” he added ... “Sudan is afraid of Addis Ababa storing 5 billion cubic meters or more,” he said ... The disputed dam is the largest hydroelectric project in Africa, with a cost of more than four billion dollars. The construction of the dam began in 2011 ... .
CAIRO ...Delivering this financing is among Egypt’s priorities for COP27 ... To promote global access and representation at COP27, Egypt has sought to fast track accreditation for under-represented civil society organizations from Africa, Aboulmagd said, adding that he hoped climate campaigners and activists play a constructive role ... ....
CAIRO- ...Delivering this financing is among Egypt's priorities for COP27 ... (Twitter) ... To promote global access and representation at COP27, Egypt has sought to fast-track accreditation for under-represented civil society organisations from Africa, Aboulmagd said, adding that he hoped climate campaigners and activists would play a constructive role ... .
The Afrorack is Brian Bamanya, who taught himself electronics and started building his own synth units after he had trouble getting hold of modules in Uganda, constructing what is now a massive wall of modules and FX units; essentially "Africa's first DIY modular synthesizer".