.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).
Africa’s skyline is undergoing a major ...MordorIntelligence (MI) estimates show that Africa’s construction market which was valued at around $5.4 billion in 2020, is expected to register a CompoundAnnualGrowth Rate (CAGR) of 7.4 percent during the forecast period (2021 – 2026).
... of Africa’s natural resources ... Chinese companies recently supported the construction of three major economic zones in sub-Saharan Africa, including the Zambia-China Economic and Trade Co-operation Zone, the Eastern Industrial Zone in Ethiopia and the China-Nigeria free trade zone.
The minister was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of two new multi-storey office complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and AfricaAvenue for over 7,000 employees of the Defence ministry and the armed forces ... These modern offices constructed at KG Marg and Africa Avenue will help in getting the work related to defence done effectively,” he said.
Hundreds of SouthAfrica's women have been suing their government demanding that the country recognises Muslim marriages in terms of Sharia law...Religious marriages (are) not recognised in South Africa ... Suing South Africa ... At the heart of the disappointment is the pervading racist Eurocentric attitudes upon which South Africa was constructed.
“Beyond COVID-19. A Feminist Plan for Sustainability and Social Justice.” ... Public investments in care services could create 40-60 per cent more jobs, than the same investments in construction. In countries like Brazil and SouthAfrica cash transfers for informal workers, specifically targeting women, were implemented following the pandemic ... ....
JanaHayes . Oklahoman. Show Caption. Hide Caption. OKC Zoo's clouded leopard kitten fed from bottle. The OKC Zoo welcomed a clouded leopard kitten to its family on Aug ... Sept ... If you visit the zoo in the next couple years, it will be impossible to miss the ongoing construction of ExpeditionAfrica, the zoo's largest habitat expansion to date.
Modi made the remarks after inaugurating two new multi-storey swanky office complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and AfricaAvenue for over 7,000 employees of the Defence Ministry and the armed forces ... These modern offices constructed at K G Marg and Africa Avenue will help in getting the work related to defence done effectively," he asserted.
Three of the houses were almost completed, while construction work on others were progressing ... Dr Joseph Yaw Mensah, a Consultant working for the Sky BridgeWestAfrica who accompanied Dr Prempeh, explained the company was ready to pre-finance and construct modern, but affordable houses which Ghanaian workers could afford.
... office complexes at Kasturba Gandhi Marg and AfricaAvenue for over 7,000 employees of the Defence Ministry and the armed forces ... These modern offices constructed at K G Marg and Africa Avenue will help in getting the work related to defence done effectively," he asserted.