.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).
Their new habitat is located in the Africa realm of the zoo ... A newly designed safari experience, called ExpeditionWild Africa, will let guests “have the opportunity to play the role of research interns visiting Africa’s Pampu Preserve,” the announcement said.
Her Golden Globes look, for example, might only be viewable via a small computer window, but it showcases the work of Claude Kameni, an emerging Cameroon-born, LA-based designer who is on a mission to popularise the prints of Africa. “Viola wanted a designer who spoke to her ...
Six cases of the mutation, which originated in the Amazonian city of Manaus, have been detected in the UK, Public HealthEngland said on Sunday. PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 03.33 PM IST... The latest “variant has been designated ‘of concern’ as it shares some important mutations with the variant first identified in SouthAfrica,” PHE said ... ....
The health secretary will deliver his address to the nation from Downing Street at 5pm - it has not yet been revealed which government experts will be joining him ...The Brazilian variant has been designated “of concern” as the strain shares key mutations with the variant detected in SouthAfrica, which is more transmissible than the original strain ... .
The WorldHealthOrganisation has been informed of the cases, which have been designated “of concern” as the strain shares key mutations with the variant detected in SouthAfrica... It means those returning from “red list” countries, including Brazil, must quarantine in Government-designated hotels for 10 days at a cost of £1,750 for a single adult ... .
Health officials in England are looking for an unidentified person who was infected with a mutated ‘Brazilian variant’ of SARS-CoV-19 and slipped under the radar ... It has several mutations similar to the B1.351 lineage, which was first identified in SouthAfrica. A possibly more contagious variant designated B1.1.7 also emerged in the UK itself ... Guys ... .
Tasteful stands and modern design showed visitors a new a confident image of African destinations ... But also other Africa nations made a good show at the WTM ... Next to South Africa, North African destinations Egypt and Morocco had the largest and most impressive stands, with Egypt standing out with an eye-catching pharaohnic temple design.
The investment comes from Winch EnergyLimited in partnership with NEoT Offgrid Africa – a platform established by Meridiam, EDF and Mitsubishi Corporation... About NEoT Africa. NEoT Offgrid Africa (NOA) is an investment platform designed to support Africa’s energy transition by addressing the issues of energy access and zero-emission mobility.
The WestAfricaCableSystem (WACS) is a 14,000 kilometre sub-sea cable that soon will bring direct connectivity between Namibia, West Africa, the UK and the rest of the world, with a design capacity of 5.12 terabit ... "The capacity of WACS is designed such that it has several terabytes that can sustain Namibia for the next 20 years ... .
New variants have been showing up throughout the pandemic, but three are considered the most worrisome _ they've been designated "variants of concern." They were first detected in Britain, SouthAfrica and Brazil but have spread to other countries.