.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).
Suffering from substandard living conditions and high death rates, these low-wage laborers toiled away in the transnational railroad of the western U.S., in the gold mines of SouthAfrica, in the guano fields of Peru and in the sugar plantations of Hawaii.
"The Drax family pioneered the plantation system in the 17th century and played a major role in the ... He added that the United Nations has declared slavery, which involved mass kidnappings in Africa to supply plantations in the New World with free labor, a crime against humanity.
These landscapes — largely in Africa and the periphery of the Amazon — house huge reserves of carbon and support a diverse array of threatened species ... “Plantation development would replace the existing ... Palm oil is a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to West Africa.
... under pressure to stop buying palm oil from plantations that deforest tropical rainforests. . Palm oil — a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to WestAfrica but now grown in plantations across the world — is a key ingredient in consumer goods from chocolates to cosmetics.
“Ten years ago, we have given so much emphasis on the environmental and social without looking at the economic aspectIf we have seen lots of deforestation...If we have seen in SouthAfrica where children are forced to work in plantations...This is because the first component of sustainability has not been addressed ... So, this is new,” he said ... JDC .
A small coastal Hancock County town chose new potential names at Tuesday’s election for two islands controversially known as Upper and Lower Negro islands ... The other option was Pidianiske Island and Mary Jackson Island ... Mary Jackson’s father was born in Africa and, after being captured as a young boy, was forced to work on a plantation in Brazil ... ....
Constructing nearly everything out of fabric including cityscapes of Africa and the American South, county jail cells, plantation house libraries, slave quarters, visualized clouds of prayer, and a showstopping mammoth shade tree that is both emotional and sacred, Myers designed ...
As we work hard so that the first cold treatment imposed by the EU is implemented right to achieve the necessary and indispensable phytosanitary protection of our citrus plantations against the ‘False Codling Moth’, the treatments against SouthAfrica's Cotonet have unleashed the ...
Bananas, it turns out, are not what we thought they were ... “It was really overlooked by past researchers.” ... The difficulty of breeding new bananas has led most plantations around the world, primarily in Africa and Central America, to only grow one type ... “At some point, there’s going to be a banana famine, a disease run rampant among plantations.” ... .