.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.
Renewable energy has only recently become a significant theme in the public discourse ... Renewable energy is especially crucial for nations such as SouthAfrica that are predominantly dependent on non-renewable energy sources such as coal, oil, gas, and nuclear power ... Very little has been done to implement renewable power sources and reduce pollution.
Worried that the United States is not genuinely interested in helping Africa or Zambia but cares more about advancing its interests where it feels it is losing ground, Fred Mutesa, a Zambia-based expert on governance, development cooperation and poverty alleviation, said that "we ...
SouthAfrica has refused to condemn Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine... In August 2023, South Africa will host the BRICS summit ... In summary, Lavrov’s trip to Africa, which has become a renewed diplomatic battleground since the Ukraine war began, has taken him to Angola, Eswatini and South Africa, and with plans for visiting North Africa.
SouthAfrica appears to be discovering sources of energy, just as the clamour for migration to renewable energy is gaining momentum. The global oil company, Total, has found gas in the area around Mossel Bay and could begin extraction fairly soon ... While Total is in the early stage of public consultations, Shell’s efforts have ground to a halt.
SouthAfrica and the EU actively cooperate in the fields of transition to green energy, raw materials, renewable hydrogen, education, research, development, production of vaccines and medicines, as well as in the fight against money laundering and terrorism, the EU foreign policy chief added.
PRETORIA, SouthAfrica -- U.S ... South Africa is a key U.S ... The announcement that South Africa would host Russian and Chinese warships for 10 days of exercises in February has raised concern at the White House... South Africa plans to reduce that to 59% by 2030 by phasing out some of its 15 coal power stations and increasing its use of renewable energy.
The last year when the lights stayed on every day in SouthAfrica was 2017 ... The problem in South Africa has many idiosyncratic elements - and we'll get to those in a moment - but offers a wider lesson to emerging nations ... Finally, South Africa, where the coal mining lobby is deeply embedded in the government, needs to embrace renewable energy.
The foundation awards 10 youths, from different countries in Africa, with 10,000 dollars each, and a star winner amongst them with an additional 25,000 dollars ... no poverty, no hunger, quality healthcare, quality education, gender equality, sanitation and hygiene, renewable energy, jobs and economic growth in Africa.”.
Delivering the ANC’s January 8 statement, Ramaphosa declared 2023 as “the year of decisive action to advance the people’s interests and renew our movement”. To realise this, he will need to appoint cabinet members who are capable of addressing SouthAfrica’s socio-economic problems.
Spanish mining technology company Torsa has launched its pan-African business hub in SouthAfrica with intentions to drastically reduce mining incidents and fatalities, it said yesterday in a statement ... “Our experience in other areas, including distribution and renewable energy, brings technological developments that can benefit South Africa.
PRETORIA, SouthAfrica (AP) — U.S. TreasurySecretaryJanet Yellen discussed South Africa’s transition from its heavy reliance on coal to greener energy sources during talks with the country's finance minister Thursday ... South Africa is a key U.S ... Africa's most developed economy relies on coal to generate about 80% of its electricity.