.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).
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.
Supreme Court’s decision to side with the world’s biggest chocolate producer against former child slaves working on cocoa plantations in WestAfrica... Supreme Court’s decision to side with the world’s biggest chocolate producer against former child slaves working on cocoa plantations in West Africa.
Child slaves trafficked to cocoa plantations in Africa can’t sue Nestle for “general corporate activity” in the US, the Supreme Court has ruled on the same day PresidentJoe Biden declared a new holiday marking the end of slavery ... plantations in Cote D’Ivoire as children.
Many come to Manaus by boat from the Atlantic port of Belém... A nice idea ... The region was dubbed ‘Africa in exile’ with many of the estimated 10 million slaves worked the sugar cane plantations of the north-east ... ~ ... The profits of the plantation owners were ploughed back into such projects – smokescreens to the plunder and suffering that paid for them ... .
On June 7 last year, demonstrators denouncing historic and systemic racism and oppression defaced the controversial monument with red and blue graffiti ... He helped facilitate the transportation of tens of thousands of people from Africa across the Atlantic Ocean, mainly to work the sugar plantations in the Caribbean and Virginia ... CNN ....
It all comes down to this ... It came in from Africa and the Caribbean as part of the slave trade, and also began to be grown on plantations in the South ... The Northern blockade of Confederate ports kept out cane sugar from the Caribbean, and the sugar plantations in the South had trouble finding enough labor during the war to harvest it ... .
The 1619 Project is neither insane nor Marxist, rather it attempts to place the impact of racism and slavery in a historical perspective ... Racism and slavery were at the heart of the development of the Southern plantation system and the New England triangle trade routes that brought slaves from Africa to the Caribbean and rum to America and Britain ... .
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He said the new varieties had so far proven to be weather resistant and was doing well in the Savannah Ecological Zone, adding that more resources were needed to enable them to roll out the species for plantation. “We are the only institution in WestAfrica to be able to ...
SPOKANE, Wash... Brandi Feazell said she was "floored" when she heard about the lesson being taught in the class ... The tool greatly increased cotton production but also greatly increased southern plantations' need for slave labor, with tens of thousands uprooted from Africa in the decade following the gin's invention, according to the National Archives.
The 33% increase in the harvest over the previous season, especially due to the entry into production of the new plantations, and the increase in imports from Turkey, SouthAfrica, Egypt, and Mercosur have influenced the development of the campaign.
Early Days. For many years, Ghana’s export sector focused on cocoa, gold, timber, bauxite, rubber and oil ... He was committed to achieving something new in Ghana ... Challenges ... Mr ... Mr Safo also tried to diversify the CFL business by venturing into coconut cultivation, which has since developed to become one of the biggest coconut plantations in WestAfrica.
Tea is not only grown in Asia or Africa, but also in the mild climate of the Azores. The "Ch� Gorrena" plantation has been in existence since 1883. Find out more in part 13 of our series "ExtremePlaces" ... .