.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.
He said the continent was rich in energy resources including renewable energy and home to 60 per cent of the best solar resources globally but Africa was yet to surpass its unenviable 1.3 per cent thus (8.7GWp) of installed global solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity ...South Africa.
... in SouthAfrica ... The largest funder of renewable energy in South Africa, continued to make progress on its sustainability agenda and while its fossil fuel exposure was set to decline, the target was to double its renewable energy loans as a percent of total group loans by 2030.
Noting that Africa ranks the least in energy consumption per capita, the CFO said it was imperative for both political and business leaders in Nigeria to collaborate with their counterparts in other African countries to ensure massive investment in energy within the African space in the most cost-effective way.
Sub-Saharan Africa... Sub-Saharan Africa ... The increase is primarily driven by the Sub-Saharan Africa segment, including an $11.9 million increase in Cameroon due to a license renewal fee and an $8.8 million increase from South Africa due to refurbishment associated with the recent MTN South Africa Acquisition.
More specifically, Windlab is selling its 100% interest in Windlab SouthAfrica and a 75% stake in Windlab East Africa, together referred to as Windlab Africa ... Presently, Windlab Africa oversees 3.5 GW of renewable energy projects at different stages of development in South Africa and east Africa ... JoinRenewables Now's free daily newsletter now! ....
Aug 15 (Reuters) - South African thermal coal producer Seriti Resources said on Monday it had agreed to acquire a majority stake in Windlab Africa's wind and solar energy assets in a $55 million deal that marks its first step towards renewable energy.
As the green unit looks to add renewable stations and power generation, the miner remains “committed to coal, we will run those assets,” he said ... Windlab is overseeing 3.5 gigawatts of renewable energy projects in SouthAfrica and the eastern region of the continent at different stages of development.
Jordan recorded a 3 percent hike in renewable energy’s share of its total energy mix since the beginning of 2022 ... The publicly traded company, Enlight is planning to create a joint venture with Israeli natural gas producer, NewMed, to develop renewable energy projects in NorthAfrica and the Middle East, Bloomberg reported.