.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).
A palm oil plantation in Perak, Malaysia, on November 12, 2019 ...Nearly all of the growth was in Indonesia and Malaysia, partly because the climate is suitable and the government backed industrial-scale plantations. (The oil palm tree is native to WestAfrica).
Palm oil has long been a staple food in a region stretching from Senegal to Angola along Africa’s western coast ... By 1940, plantations in Indonesia and Malaysia were exporting more palm oil than all of Africa ... Plantations expanded to meet the demand ... It is concentrated in Asia, but plantations are spreading in Africa and Latin America.
The Khaitans had to let go of India’s largest dry cell battery maker when the Burman family of Dabur took management control after becoming the largest shareholder ... On a consolidated basis, the tea production of the company, once the largest in the world, is 70 million kg considering plantations in Uganda in Africa and Vietnam in South East Asia ... .
“The TR4 strain has moved from Asia into Mozambique, Jordan, and, in 2019, Colombia,” the PNAS research states, adding that the “disease threatens the farms of both subsistence farmers in Asia and Africa and major banana plantations”, which can bring down the availability of bananas.
When OperaProjectColumbus puts on a show, the first aim is to entertain. In several recent productions, however, the company has a more profound mission in mind ... Columbus WinterFun 2023 ... Swain ... “The first one takes place in WesternAfrica. The second act is on a plantation in the United States in the 1860s, so that represents the period of slavery ... .
Slaves were brought from Africa to harvest sugar cane and other crops on the plantations in the West Indies... Slaves were packed like sardines in the hull, the hole of the ship on journeys from Africa to the West Indies ... In 1791 there was a rebellion uprising on the plantations in Haiti.
Of course, Ghana and SouthAfrica are on our list of places for African-Americans to visit when returning to the Motherland... As have thousands of African-Americans who over the years made two countries their most frequent destinations, Ghana and South Africa ... “I felt at home in Africa, and I knew that this was a place where I belonged.”.
The volcano rumbled for 85 days between September and December 2021, ejecting ash and rivers of lava that swallowed up more than 1,000 homes in La Palma, part of the Canary Islands located off western Africa.
- - - ... Situated on 18,000 acres of land - greater than the size of Manhattan - the prison started as a plantation and derives its nickname from the country in Africa once associated with the slave trade ... Advocates for change say a line can be drawn from Angola’s foundation as a plantation to the fields where incarcerated people work today ... .