.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).
Participants in next week's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit will spend three days in Washington discussing the challenges, needs and hopes of one-fifth of the world's population, spread over a landmass that is larger than China, India, the continental U.S ... investments in Africa, as regards U.S. lending to Africa and indeed, U.S.
Heading into its eighth year, the HopeClassic Rally in England has raised more than US$1.5 million for WeSeeHope, an international development organization that helps vulnerable children in southern and eastern Africa. Supporters lend their cars—which have included such icons as ...
This led to dry conditions in Australia and SouthAfrica...Today, life expectancy in sub-Saharan Africa is 60 years — the same as it was in the United States in 1935 ... About 500 million people in Africa live in extreme poverty. According to the World Bank, half the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have poverty rates higher than 35%.
A while back bankers were “killing themselves,” supposedly suicides. And there was concern as to what was up. Now we know all along the left planned to digitalize currency ... The CCP is lending money worldwide and taking over ports and businesses because the countries can’t pay them back. Especially in Africa ... William Luepnitz. Troy ....
Among eight local and global beneficiaries are GraceWorks Ministries, which serves thousands of low-income neighbors with the fulfillment of basic life needs and wraparound care; AfricanGirlsHopeFoundation, which exists to provide school aged girls in Sub-Saharan Africa with a ...
The total lending capacity of the IMF today stands at $1 trillion ... In 1966, the Bank directly defied the United Nations, “continuing to lend money to SouthAfrica and Portugal despite resolutions of the General Assembly calling on all UN-affiliated agencies to cease financial support for both countries,” according to Danaher.
Recently released details of Kenya’s 2014 loan agreement with China to finance a controversial railway project have once again highlighted the predatory nature of Chinese lending in developing countries ... This downward trend augurs the end of colonial-style lending by China ... The scale of the bailout lending is massive.
This means that the prime lending rate in SouthAfrica now sits at 10.50% which spells bad news for consumers, especially for those who are repaying bank loans. This means that the level of the repo rate – the rate at which the SARB lends money to commercial banks – is now above ...
He believed the bank would be targeted at the lower end of the banking market, as Old Mutual does lending to this market ... “The group’s existing lending and transactional solutions in SouthAfrica consist of the Money Account product and an unsecured lending product ... “South Africa ...
The group’s existing lending and transactional solutions in SouthAfrica consist of the Money Account product and an unsecured lending product. “These solutions are offered mainly to our Mass and FoundationCluster customer base and the unsecured lending solution is already a strong contributor to group profitability,” the group said.
As at September 2022, the prime lending rate in SouthAfrica is 9.75%. Frank Blackmore, a lead economist at KPMG, told “BusinessReport” that he predicts the MPC to increase the rate by 50 basis points (an increase of 0.5%), which could see the prime lending rate increase to 10.25% ... This is expected for two reasons ... Petrol 93 ... BUSINESS REPORT .
It should be noted that the as of September 2022, the prime lending rate in SouthAfrica is 9.75% ...Oxford Economics economist Jee-A van der Linde said the SARB wants to see South Africa’s inflation slowing down ... With core inflation still solidly in the target range, South Africa does not need rates to rise substantially from here.
Solidarity & determination ...Joint actions for global security ... Openness brings progress while closing the door can only leave one behind, Xi stressed ... For decades, China has been lending a helping hand to developing countries, especially those in Asia, Africa and Latin America through investment, infrastructure, skills training and education.
BEIJING, Nov ... SOLIDARITY & DETERMINATION ... JOINT ACTIONS FOR GLOBAL SECURITY ... COMMON DEVELOPMENT ... For decades, China has been lending a helping hand to developing countries, especially those in Asia, Africa and Latin America through investment, infrastructure, skills training and education ... Enditem .