.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).
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Why did The Post and Courier send two journalists 5,000 miles away to Africa? For a story about where our worst hurricanes are born. West Africa is a hurricane nursery, the place where Hugo in 1989 was born ... This bonus episode of Understand SC is a recording of the Post and Courier's latest Beyond the Headlines event.
Over dinner in early 2014, prosecutors say, Caddle asked Bratsenis, who had been convicted in the 1984 killing of a drug courier, whether he could help him find an assassin. Bratsenis turned to BomaniAfrica, whom he had also met in prison and, later, robbed banks with.
Why did The Post and Courier just send two journalists 5,000 miles away to Africa? For a local story of course ...West Africa is a hurricane nursery, the place where Hugo ... Why did The Post and Courier just send two journalists 5,000 miles away to Africa? For a local story of course.
The deputy director general of the ACC, Erna van der Merwe, was also present ... In his testimony, De Klerk made direct reference to Van der Merwe and the ACC, who he said, failed to keep his 477-page affidavit undisclosed when he couriered a file from SouthAfrica to Namibia in April 2020 ... De Klerk denied this ... ....
The American courier said in an emailed statement cited by Bloomberg that it can connect its Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) operations in Singapore with greater speed and agility ... may be a factor in the US courier’s relocation of its regional headquarters.
BoltFood launched globally in August 2019 and in SouthAfrica in 2020 and believes it is far from late to the party. Bolt president Jevgeni Kabanov told Business Times in February that the group, headquartered in Estonia, planned to invest €500m (R10bn) over the next two years to add 300,000 drivers and couriers throughout Africa.
Transit routes now crisscross the continent, catering to local markets in SouthAfrica and Angola or heading across west and north Africa to reach Europe... The report notes that they dominate drug trafficking and smuggling in western and northern Africa while relying on a global diaspora and a network of drug couriers to source drugs themselves.
The U.N.'s GlobalReport on Cocaine 2023 says new hubs for trafficking in the multibillion dollar industry have emerged in West and CentralAfrica in the last two years ... "Some countries in West Africa noted a significant increase in [parcel and courier] services to smuggle small quantities of cocaine to Europe and beyond.