.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).
Some of the central factors mentioned in the report, that need to be attended to urgently, includes “insecurity of tenure that results in economic exclusion (whereby) SouthAfrica has over 60% of citizens whose land/property rights are neither recorded nor registered”.
... silver lining in EastAfrica’s quest to revamp its tourism industry ... Last week, Chinese authorities said in a notice that a pilot programme will allow travel agencies to open outbound group travel for Chinese citizens to 20 nations, including Kenya, Egypt and South Africa.
... side of SouthAfrica, almost by the borders of Botswana and Zimbabwe,” the judge said. He added that Kubai committed an offence that infringed the rights of all citizens of South Africa, to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations.
In addition to arguing against involuntary servitude and preaching against the slave trade, Haynes also advocated against the colonization movement, arguing that people of African descent living in the United States should be entitled to the same rights as other citizens, and that having them resettle in Africa would not be beneficial.
... milestone in the history of the Community court as well as ongoing efforts at strengthening the Rule of Law and promotion of Human Rights in WestAfrica, adding that the court was established to ensure the protection of the rights and freedoms of the citizens of member states.
Speaker,” the President began, “Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished citizens and fellow citizens, every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the union ... I then decided to intervene as a private citizen ... of uranium from Africa.”.
The declaration marked the re-dedication of Africa toward the attainment of the Pan-African Vision of an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa driven by its own citizens, representing a dynamic ...Let’s all join the conversation and make Africa a better place for all citizens.
Closing the three-day maiden AfricaProsperityDialogue series at the Peduase Lodge in the Eastern region on Saturday, President Akufo-Addo ... The summit deliberated towards building a strong and effective single market of Africa’s 1.3 billion people to help create more opportunities for its citizens and build a more prosperous Africa.
Opening the programme, Mr Krapa stressed the need for IPAs to work with government institutions in Africa to harmonise trade rules and regulations ... Mr Grant said though Africa was rich with resources and having about 50 per cent of the global gold reserves, it citizens were poor.
We need to sort out this energy crisis in SouthAfrica as soon as possible,” he said ... In suburban South Africa residents — who have more financial resources than their fellow citizens in the townships — are arming themselves with the tools to ensure essentials such as wi-fi routers can keep running even during blackouts.
SouthAfrica has resisted taking sides over the war, which has triggered sweeping Western sanctions against Moscow and attempts to isolate it diplomatically ... "South Africa has a moral duty on behalf of its own citizens, Africa and the whole world to not enable this kind of activity in an area that is very ecologically sensitive," she said.
Citizens of most of the post-Soviet states can visit Russia without a visa ... Notably, a Russian visa is required for citizens of Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, despite these states' Soviet past. The rules vary as to how long citizens of these countries can stay in Russia without filing additional paperwork with Russian migration authorities.