.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.
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).
Africa is 2009 Perpetuum Jazzile album. By large most successful song from the album is a capella version of Toto's "Africa", the performance video of which has received more than 15 million YouTube views since its publishing in May 2009 until September 2013.
In September 2013, Elvis Costello and The Roots released an answer song written in the perspective of the other side of the conflict, called "Cinco Minutos con Vos" ("Five Minutes with You"). The song is a duet partly sung in Argentinian Spanish by La Marisoul.
Senegal in WestAfrica is moving rapidly to develop its liquefied natural gas operation to become an exporting nation ... Earlier this year, South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai HD reported that it received an order for a gas carrier that would be operating upon completion from Africa.
Kenya’s ambitions of becoming a regional shipbuilding and repair hub have received a major boost following the floatation of the first ship to be assembled locally in nearly 70 years ... With the two shipyards, Kenya joins the leagues of SouthAfrica and Egypt, which have managed to build vibrant local shipbuilding industries.
To mark Mandela Day 2022, the management and staff of Damen ShipyardsCape Town (DSCT) have reached out to support the local disadvantaged communities of Wolwerivier and Radar bush ... With shipbuilding a young industry in SouthAfrica, it also raises awareness of what DSCT does and the opportunities it can offer ... ....
The ship repair industry is not faring any better in SouthAfrica... For the maritime industry and ESD to grow, the cost drivers for shipbuilding locally should be reduced, allowing the industry to tap into the large maritime requirements in both Africa and South America.
Defence production and maintenance, shipbuilding and oil refining are three areas where Indian firms are already beneficiaries or have at least received enquiries from potential importers ... These firms are also looking to recruit Indians as the exit of skilled shipbuilding professionals, post the breakout of war, has created a manpower shortage.
The shipbuilding market consists of sales of ships and related services by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that operate shipyards ... The main types of shipbuilding are bulkers, tankers, containers, cruise and ferry, other types ... Asia-Pacific was the largest region in the shipbuilding market in 2021.
The MoA brings together IMI, the world’s youngest shipbuilding and repair complex and the largest such facility in the Middle EastAfrica region, and CSM, one of the world’s leading ship managers and service groups and a specialist in vessel operation, crewing, training, and newbuilding/repair supervision ...Related ... Related ... .