.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).
AfricaEnergyOutlook 2022 came out this week ... That wealth, built on top of centuries of imperialism, allows them to lend money to this continent at ruinous rates – the debt repayment to build a renewable energy project in Africa is up to seven times higher than that of a similar project in Europe.
Managing Director, WAGLEnergyLimited, Mr ... He also highlights among others, how WAGL is enhancing energy access in Africa through leadership and continuing investment in infrastructure, technology, and human capital ... Energy transition is gaining traction in Africa ... Across Africa, the drive is same, thus making LPG the notable transition fuel.
Alexander Forbes chief economist Isaah Mhlanga said SouthAfrica’s electricity crisis will continue plaguing the economy for as long as the energy mix is not properly balanced with renewable energy. “We expect load shedding to continue well into 2023, given the first phase of renewable energy projects,” Mhlanga said.
... on crude oil export,” Rone said, adding, “This intervention also serves to demonstrate the bank’s commitment to promotingå climate finance and energy transition solutions that will lower Africa’s carbon footprint, in alignment with COP26 and the global de-carbonisation trend.”.
... soaring energy costs and price hikes on essential goods around the globe ... Later, the leaders will be joined by the leaders of five democratic emerging economies - India, Indonesia, SouthAfrica, Senegal and Argentina - for a discussion on climate change, energy and other issues.
... to soaring energy costs and price hikes on essential goods around the globe ... Later, they will be joined by the leaders of five democratic emerging economies — India, Indonesia, SouthAfrica, Senegal and Argentina — for a discussion on climate change, energy and other issues.