.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).
What are its constituent elements and why should we be interested to know about it in SouthAfrica? ...Unfortunately, this fate is unfolding and occupying RSA’s governing party and its internecine leadership contests that are removed from bettering the lives of all South Africa citizens and communities.
According to the Biden administration official, the White House has seen “clear evidence” that Al-Shabaab fighters have the “intent and capability to target Americans in the region,” and have already killed more than a dozen US citizens in east Africa.
The perpetrators star in a new paper. Finding love in a hopeless place. A global database of misdirected amplexus in anurans, published in the journal Ecology... - ... Serrano to IFLScience ... “We would like to gather more data, especially from under-reported regions such as Africa and Asia, and we encourage the use of citizen science to do so.” ... [H/T ... .
France has been one of the world’s colonizing countries that after many years of slavery still controls countries spread over more than 12 territories and treats their people as second-class citizens. It has had more than 50 military interventions in Africa since 1960, when many of its former colonies gained nominal independence.
JOHANNESBURG, May 13 (Xinhua) -- A case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in SouthAfrica's KwaZulu-Natal, said the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Friday ... The case involved a Nigerian citizen with extensive travel history in rural parts of Nigeria before falling ill and he received medical treatment in South Africa.
The conference called for active involvement and a greater role play of ECOWASCommunity citizens in the integration process and noted the obvious benefits for all the Member States and Community citizens in having an integration arrangement for WestAfrica.
It will therefore have an accumulating, and increasingly drastic, impact on Africa unless it can be brought to swift end ... This article argues that both African and western countries need to change their approach if Africa is to suffer less damage from the crisis. If it continues to sit on the fence, it risks exacerbating conflict in Africa itself.
In 2003, Thabo Mbeki - then president of SouthAfrica - described South Africa's economy as being like a two-storey house ...Without this kind of lateral thinking countries like Zimbabwe and South Africa will continue to have two-storey houses with no stairway, leaving the majority of citizens stranded on the ground floor, looking upwards.
SouthAfrica may not be the first country that comes to mind as a model democracy, but it should be. In the 28 years since apartheid ended in 1994, South Africa has developed a multi-racial, pluralistic form of government that includes a multi-party parliament, independent judiciary, free press, robust civil society, and a broad social safety net.
The BBC says British citizen Deon Barnard and his wife Heather, who both grew up in SouthAfrica, applied for a visa on December 23, with Mr Barnard moving to London to start a new job. He told the broadcaster ... British citizen Deon Barnard and his wife Heather, who both grew up in South Africa, have run into problems after applying for a visa ... .