.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).
This year’s AfricaClimateSummit, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from Sept ... “When I visited Africa, I saw two things ... Gates has taken a keen interest in Africa throughout his career, probably because the land mass is huge and has a lot of potential to be globalized and turned into just another slave plantation for Gates and his ilk.
An unidentified whistleblower provided information to CBSNews indicating that Mars was reneging on a pledge to bar the use of child labor in small subsistence farms in Africa... Mars uses cocoa to make products such as M&Ms, but a human rights lawyer alleges that children as young as five years of age are employed in cocoa plantations in Africa.
... ancestors like her great-grandmother Ora Lee Fuqua, who was born on a sharecropping plantation in Kentucky and taught her the ring shout, “a full body rhythm prayer.” The practice survived the Middle Passage from Africa to America, but often had to be performed clandestinely.
New plantations are established mainly by investors from neighboring SouthAfrica, who often diversify or even move production to this country due to very favorable climatic conditions, availability of high-quality water for irrigation and inexpensive labor.
Over 4 million hectares of tree cover—an area equivalent to the size of Switzerland—may have been cleared to make space for rubber plantations since the 1990s... But we also noted instances of other plantation types and agricultural systems transitioning to rubber ... Ivory Coast in west Africa emerged as a new hotspot for expanding rubber plantations.
Agricultural cooperation is a potent driver of the growing synergy of Africa and China... This plan will be broadly aimed at supporting Africa to expand grain plantation and encourage Chinese companies to increase agricultural investment in Africa ... The cooperation in agriculture is beneficial for both Africa and China.
dangdumrong/Shutterstock Over 4 million hectares of tree cover – an area equivalent to the size of Switzerland – may have been cleared to make space for rubber plantations since the 1990s... A rubber plantation in southern Thailand ... Ivory Coast in west Africa emerged as a new hotspot for expanding rubber plantations.
He was 95. In a statement, they said the actor, known for his "distinctive voice and commanding presence", passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by relatives ... Those difficulties in the first 10 years of his career from the mid-1940s prompted him and his actress wife Rosemary to move to a tea plantation in Malawi, then SouthAfrica ... ....
Pictured ... Pictured. Ackland with his seven children ... Pictured ... READ MORE ... Accompanied by Rosemary, he embarked on a seven-week voyage by cargo boat to Beira before travelling to Malawi where the couple began working on a tea plantation at the foot of M'lanje mountain. They then relocated to SouthAfrica, where Ackland attempted to find theatre work ... .
Due to considerable bottlenecks, the supply situation on the global blueberry market is currently quite tense. "The quantities in Peru are not available, which is due to the massive harvest losses caused by El Ni�o ... KG ... The company Nordgem�se has its own plantation in SouthAfrica, although it is still under construction ... In the picture ... Tel. ... E-Mail.