.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.
As the largest pure-play renewable energy company on the continent, we are proud of our long-term partnerships, and we look forward to developing an important pipeline of clean energy projects, working for Africa, with Africa.”.
Even as global warming destroys ecosystems, undermines food security, and worsens water scarcity, Africa still relies heavily on fossil fuels; renewables account for only about 21 percent of electricity generation ...Amos Wemanya is a senior adviser on renewable energy and just transitions at Power Shift Africa.
Over the years, there have been efforts to renew Africa-France relations ... He had promised to renew relations and overhaul France’s relations with the entire continent. Yes, many commitments have been made by France in the support of Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem ... It was envisaged that 10 000 SMMEs in Africa would benefit from the initiative.
“We stress the importance of an enabling policy environment for sustainable development and climate action in partnership with Africa’s private sector ... Members in the coalition, including Airtel Africa, committed to escalating the adoption of renewable energy, investing in climate-adaptation solutions, and ensuring an equitable transition.
Though global investment in renewable energy exceeded $3-trillion from 2010-2019, Africa received only 2.4% of it from 2010-2020 ...Third, while the energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy seems straightforward, it is not ... Africa contributes only 3% of global emissions.
If we are to meet their needs and aspirations in the context of sustainable development, Africa must do things differently ... For example, there are now about 600-million people in Africa without access to electricity ... With Africa’s abundant sunlight and other renewables such as wind and hydro, we must invest in untapped opportunity. .
“I have always believed in giving back, and I have long felt a calling to give something back to Zimbabwe and to Africa,” added Khumalo, a native of Zimbabwe. "Solar and renewable energy present a unique opportunity to bring advancement and opportunity to the people of Africa.
Blinken nodded to this parallel in his statement Wednesday ... The designation aimed to provide “force and renewed urgency” to resolving the conflict, the secretary said. In a statement, Amnesty International USA’s Africa advocacy lead Kate Hixon lauded the secretary’s determination, but urged officials to take meaningful action ... ....
In SouthAfrica, with a dedicated renewable energy programme in place (the REIPP) since 2010, it is leveraging off its success with the programme and is now implementing a developing battery storage programme to capture and store excess generation for future deployment to the ...