.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.
A renewable resource is an organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome usage and consumption, either through biological reproduction or other naturally reoccurring processes. Renewable resources are a part of Earth's natural environment and the largest components of its ecosphere. A positive life cycle assessment is a key indicator of a resource's sustainability.
Definitions of renewable resources may also include agricultural production, as in sustainable agriculture and to an extent water resources. In 1962 Paul Alfred Weiss defined Renewable Resources as: "The total range of living organisms providing man with food, fibres, drugs, etc...". Another type of renewable resources is renewable energy resources. Common sources of renewable energy include solar, geothermal and wind power, which are all categorised as renewable resources.
Food and water
Water can be considered a renewablematerial when carefully controlled usage, treatment, and release are followed. If not, it would become a non-renewable resource at that location. For example, groundwater is usually removed from an aquifer at a rate much greater than its very slow natural recharge, and so groundwater is considered non-renewable. Removal of water from the pore spaces may cause permanent compaction (subsidence) that cannot be renewed. 97.5% of the water on the Earth is salt water, and 3% is fresh water; slightly over two thirds of this is frozen in glaciers and polarice caps. The remaining unfrozen freshwater is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction (0.008%) present above ground or in the air.
Huang said that tapping massive renewable energy sources that are expected to contribute 22 percent of Africa's total energy consumption by 2022 will hasten realization of the continent's green agenda ... Huang said that renewable energy is currently cheaper than ...
... the private sector to leverage digital technologies to create jobs, boost productivity and reduce poverty; and managing climate risks by promoting climate-smart agriculture, protecting green and blue ecosystems, and exploiting Africa’s abundant renewable energy resources.
The meeting touched on a number of topics, most notably opportunities for cooperation between the Africa Finance Corporation and the Sovereign Fund of Egypt in the fields of infrastructure, renewable energy, ...
The EmergingAfrica Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), a Private...The project has seen EAIF and PIDG deliver on three core objectives; mobilising private capital, enabling economic development and contributing to increasing Africa’s stock of renewable energy infrastructure.”.
The move to electrify Africa with renewable sources is massive ... As problems are opportunities in disguise, the lacking renewable energy industry workforce in Africa has created an opportunity to groom new entrepreneurs and an employable workforce to serve the growing industry.
SouthAfrica has been dogged by power outages since 2005 and rolling blackouts are a big problem for the world’s deepest mines, which are often forced to reduce some operations when power is rationed ... Implats is weighing options to use solar power at all its mines in South Africa and Zimbabwe, said Johan Theron, a spokesman for Implats.
Christopher Ruano/ AP Renewed competition with Russia and China means Africa is growing as an arena for geopolitical maneuvering. The US commandos who fought extremist groups in Africa for 20 years now have to counter Chinese and Russian influence there as well ... US special-operations forces have long had a presence in Africa.
The impact of Covid-19 has been colossal in Africa and across the world ... Africa is a particular focus ... The InternationalRenewableEnergyAgency announced in January that with the right policies, governance and access to finance, Sub-Saharan Africa could meet up to 67% of its energy needs via renewable power before 2030.
Huawei has announced plans to invest $150 million in digital talent development over the next five years ...Africa needs to accelerate renewable energy growth – Huawei ... Huawei introduced this program to Africa in 2014 ... Trevor Liu, managing director of Huawei TechnologiesNigeriaLimited, stated that Nigeria has the largest population in Africa.
Africa has been described as the last investment frontier and a lot of the said potential investment opportunities exist in the power sector. Africa is a continent with over a billion people and according to recent research by the United Nations (UN), the population is expected to grow to 2.5 billion people by 2050.