.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).
... and service delivery in Africa and beyond. The Thematic Specialist will provide guidance on mainstreaming gender and inclusion in project design and implementation and contribute to generate evidence on the linkages between corruption and discrimination in Africa and beyond.
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Busuttil Delbridge and his expert team at Evolve played a pivotal role in the design and build of the first medical cannabis processing facility in Malta... He recently internationalised the brand, becoming the first company in the world to design and build an EU-standard GMP laboratory in WestAfrica.
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A Tanzanian woman designer is breaking the fashion ceiling with a style of her own thanks to her creativity that has taken her a fashion design journey of three years to achieve breakeven ... She said Endelea wants to support fashion designing in Africa by working with people in power and ordinary people by teaching them and passing skills on them.
In response, authorities have issued a temporary ban on hamster imports ... Arrivals to Hong Kong must quarantine for 21 days at a designated hotel. In November, Hong Kong was one of the first countries outside Africa to report the presence of the contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus ... EFE.
At present, there are 17,443 active Covid-19 cases across the country, 41 of them being treated in intensive care units ... In addition, all passengers from SouthAfrica, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique must stay at designated quarantine hotels for a week at their own expense ... ....
HAVANA, Jan ... At present, there are 17,443 active COVID-19 cases across the country, 41 of them being treated in intensive care units ... In addition, all passengers from SouthAfrica, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique must stay at designated quarantine hotels for a week at their own expense ... Enditem .
The park, a mini-city for software engineers, is being developed in Benin by Decagon, one of Africa’s leading source of world-class software engineers. Designed to be an exciting live, work, and play project with a first phase that spans over 20,000 square metres, the Park...
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In SouthAfrica, it was, sadly, business as usual, despite critical plodding from careful economists ... On this critical score therefore, the SARB’s copied approach hardly meets South Africa’s urgent developmental objectives which must be factored in when designing an implementation framework.
Rohit, who was also the designated Test vice-captain for the tour of SouthAfrica, sustained a left-hamstring strain during a net session just prior to the team's departure for the tour and had to pull out. He was subsequently also forced to skip the ODIs in South Africa, starting ...