.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).
Flood victims in SouthAfrica's port city of Durban had yet to recover from last month’s historic rain when another storm hit this weekend ... It has been over a month since historic floods in South Africa’s eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal made nearly 7,000 people homeless.
We post on Instagram about hungry children in Africa and preach “helping the homeless” on our iPhone 11 as we sip our $5 chai tea from Starbucks, all the while ignoring the poverty found in our community ...Currently, 23% of Columbia’s population live in poverty ... Our community as a whole is woefully uninformed on the issues of poverty and homelessness.
Since floods killed 440 people and left many thousands more homeless last week in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), SouthAfrica, UNAIDS has been working with communities, civil society and government leaders to respond ... The floods have particularly impacted eThekwini district, which is home to Africa’s largest port in Durban.
If a man feeds a homeless person and no-one is around to tweet about it, did it really happen? ...People from all walks of life came together to celebrate the halfway mark of Ramadan, and Easter Sunday by feeding the homeless people that live under a bridge in Green Point, Cape Town ... Former cricketer and SouthAfrica A coach Vincent Barnes was there.
... 400 people have died, dozens are still missing and more than 40,000 left homeless across the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) ... The floods have left thousands homeless, knocked out power and water services and disrupted operations at one of Africa's busiest ports, Durban.
JOHANNESBURG, April 19 (Reuters) - SouthAfrica's rand was steady early on Tuesday, with ... The floods in KZN have killed more than 440 people, left thousands homeless and disrupted operations at one of Africa's busiest ports, Durban.
UMBUMBULU, SouthAfrica (Reuters) -Thousands of South African soldiers will help with relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal province, where ... The floods have left thousands homeless, knocked out power and water services and disrupted operations at one of Africa’s busiest ports, Durban.
The floods have left thousands homeless, knocked out power and water services and disrupted operations at one of Africa’s busiest ports, Durban... A member of the search and rescue team looks through debris in Dassenhoek near Durban, South Africa, April 17, 2022 [Rogan Ward/Reuters].
In SouthAfrica, the death toll from last week’s devastating floods has risen to 443 ...Tens of thousands of people have been left homeless ... being described as one of South Africa’s worst natural disasters.
Thousands of South African soldiers will help with relief efforts in KwaZulu-Natal province, where more than 440 people have died in floods and mudslides and dozens more are missing ... The floods have left thousands homeless, knocked out power and water services and disrupted operations at one of Africa's busiest ports, Durban ... South Africa ... Africa ... ....