.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.
KISUMU, Kenya, May 21 (Xinhua) -- The 9th edition of Africities summit, held in Kenya's western city of Kisumu, concluded on Saturday with delegates endorsing new action plans to hasten urban renewal in Africa... Africities summit wraps up with pledge to accelerate urban renewal.
A delegation from sub-Saharan Africa’s driest country has been touring Europe to tout their nation as a potential powerhouse of clean energy ... Boasting a vast coastline on the South Atlantic, it would use sea water that is desalinated and then electrolyzed using clean renewables.
“The renewables-only mantra is also driven by unjustified fears of the continent’s future emissions,” Osinbajo wrote. “Yet under no plausible scenario is Africa a threat to global climate targets.” As renewables grow more widespread and affordable , it’s becoming increasingly possible to balance growth with sustainability.
Nowhere is this truer than in Africa, which has rich solar- and wind-energy potential and has made great progress using other renewable sources, including hydro, geothermal and biofuels ... Wealthy countries – including the United States – have a responsibility to help Africa seize those opportunities ... Four are in Africa.
Junior Shapers Africa (JSA) is the male child personal development initiative first established in 2015 to champion the #RaisingtheBoysRight advocacy in the country and Africa to mentor, groom and address the silent struggles of boys. It aims to renew the mindset of future men ...
... in Africa's towns and cities ... The summit, held every three years on a rotational basis, is the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa's flagship Pan-African event whose overarching goal is to come up with a new roadmap for accelerating urban renewal in the continent.
This as SouthAfrica has been plunged into repeated load shedding by power utility Eskom, knocking the bottom line of businesses, and hitting the economy ... He said that according to the Anglo AmericanPlatinumCEO, South Africa was one of only four countries in the world that could generate more renewable energy than it needed.
He becomes the first Ambassador of #Israel accredited to #Chad for 50 years ... Over 45 years later, Netanyahu - who sought to revive Israel’s presence in Africa via a combination of technology and security deals - made a historic trip to Chad and announced the “renewal of diplomatic ties a breakthrough for the Arab and Muslim world" ... ....
As Europe looks to wean itself off Russian energy, Mitsotakis has pushed the idea of Greece becoming an energy hub that can bring gas, as well as renewable energies, produced in southwest Asia, the Middle East and Africa to eastern Europe.
Held under the theme of "The role of intermediary cities of Africa in the implementation of Agenda 2030 of the United Nations and the African Union Agenda 2063", the summit is expected to come up with a new roadmap for hastening urban renewal in the continent ... renewable energy.
It should align with Africa's development priorities and aspirations to ensure no one is left behind," said Rwandan PresidentPaul Kagame at the event ... Kagame said that building an enabling environment to attract investment in renewables is important because Africa is especially vulnerable to the threats of climate change.
Customers of leading African internet provider InterSAT can continue to rely on SES’s well-positioned satellite to connect their farms, remote offices, schools and hospitals with affordable internet access across Africa due to the latest capacity renewal agreement signed by InterSAT and SES, the two companies announced today.