.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).
By halftime, the Proteas had established an unassailable lead of 39-15, leaving the Namibians trying to play catch up ... Proteas assistant coach Dumisani Chauke said her team was evidence of the depth of talent in SouthAfrica ... Q1. South Africa 19 - 6 Namibia. HT. South Africa 39 - 15 Namibia ... South Africa 51 - 24 Namibia. FT. South Africa 66 - 31 Namibia.
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Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has just received a newly converted B737-800SF passenger-to-freighter (P2F) aircraft from Ft Lauderdale-based GA Telesis ... The arrival of the newly converted Boeing 737-800 will allow the African carrier to augment its short-haul cargo capability in Africa and the Middle East.
Winners of the first edition of the GlobalMusic Awards Africa has been announced ... The awards scheme seeks to “celebrate outstanding musical achievements in Africa and beyond while promoting the continent’s artists to global audiences.” ... Global Music Awards Africa is powered by SmartFocus Media ... ‘La Hustle’ – Medikal ft ... ‘All Access’ – Terror- D ft.
Countries in Europe suspending the jab will "clearly not be helpful," AfricaCDC's director said. Vaccine hesitancy could do "irreversible damage" to Africa's campaign, a public health expert said ... But the short suspension might have already damaged public confidence in Africa.
The statement on Saturday came after the Financial Times reported that the vaccine failed to prevent mild and moderate disease caused by the variant first identified in SouthAfrica... The FT noted that none of the more than 2,000 mainly healthy and young participants in the trial had been hospitalised or died.
Pharma giant Moderna’s (MRNA) shares surged as it said it is working on a new COVID-19 vaccine to tackle the strain found in SouthAfrica... V2, which emerged in South Africa, and B.1.1.7, which was first discovered in the UK. But, according to an FT report, Moderna said the current ...
The migrants, all from sub-Saharan Africa and nine of whom sustained injuries that required hospital treatment, were among around 150 who tried to climb over the six-metre (20-ft) fence. Melilla and Ceuta – a second Spanish enclave also on Africa’s northern coast ...
The migrants, all from sub-Saharan Africa and nine of whom sustained injuries that required hospital treatment, were among around 150 who tried to climb over the six-metre (20-ft) fence. Melilla and Ceuta - a second Spanish enclave also on Africa's northern coast - are popular crossing points for illegal African migrants trying to get into Europe... .
It took the 24-year-old activist a split second to comprehend what was happening ... So I started ... In 2011, there were about 8 million people in the Middle East and NorthAfrica living below a poverty line of $1.90 a day ... Additional reporting by Heba Saleh, FT North Africa correspondent ... FT and Financial Times are trademarks of the Financial Times Ltd.