.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).
Though at first glance Lagonda Lodge in Ardsallagh looks like a small property, it actually has four bedrooms and extends to 164sq m (1,765sq ft) ... Located in a little hamlet close to the town hall in the Poitou-Charentes region, this seven-bedroom property extends to 222sq m (2,389sq ft) overall, including the main house and cottage ... SOUTH AFRICA.
Ansah informed B&FT management of GIADEC’s mission to promote and develop a fully integrated aluminium industry in Ghana and its vision to be the leading integrated aluminium company in Africa, creating sustainable value for stakeholders and differentiated by cost-effective and safe, environmentally sound operations.
It is true that the trade volumes from Ghana to Europe are higher compared to trade volumes to Africa... There has to be a discussion to determine which products are going to be competitive for exports to the rest of Africa,” she told the B&FT in her last interview, as her tenure as Head of Mission expires sometime this month.
>. The player said he was keen to learn from Gerrard, the man he would later replace as captain. “I’ve trained with Steven once for England and he was unbelievable ... Hopefully I can learn a lot from him,” he said ... Cricket-Windies recall Hope against SouthAfrica, injured Gabriel out ... Ohtani's 470-ft shot tops Halos' HR barrage, 8-1 win over KC.
>. has called on UEFA to take stronger action over racism in football after the Republic of Ireland’s players were booed for taking a knee in Hungary. Ogbene said. “I try not to worry about it ...It is what it is ... 1 ... Cricket-Windies recall Hope against SouthAfrica, injured Gabriel out ... Ohtani's 470-ft shot tops Halos' HR barrage, 8-1 win over KC.
In the early morning hours of Friday, May 28, 2021, Cecil “Bud” Arenz passed as quietly from this life to the next as the slow, methodical opening snare drum solo in his favorite musical composition, Ravel’s “Boléro” ... On Nov ... In 1950, Bud was assigned to intelligence duties in Eritrea, Asmara in Africa. A 1954 reassignment to Ft ... soon followed ... A.J ... .
The growth of Econet and its offshoots across Africa made Masiyiwa, now 60, very rich. When the FT caught up with him a decade ago, the stake he held in his Zimbabwean holding company was, at $345m, worth more than 10% of the local stock exchange ... sourcing vaccines for Africa’s 1.3-billion-strong population. .
Once you are on the Bartercard platform, you will be able to trade with customers without having to pay cash for goods and services you need; but rather make exchanges with what goods or services you have in both Africa and other parts of the world where Bartercard is present,” he said in an interview with the B&FT.