.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.
The initial idea for the song came from David Paich. Jeff Porcaro explains the idea behind the song: "a boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he's never been there, he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past."
David Paich said: "At the beginning of the '80s I watched a late night documentary on TV about all the terrible death and suffering of the people in Africa. It both moved and appalled me and the pictures just wouldn't leave my head. I tried to imagine how I'd feel about if I was there and what I'd do."
Musically the song took quite some time to assemble, as Paich and Porcaro explain:
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).
There was also continued investment in the small, medium enterprise (SME) strategy - texspace.co.za, which makes lease offerings to SME tenants in SouthAfrica (SA), and had proven “popular” with tenants looking for a flexible A-grade offering in Texton’s office parks.
Anshuman Magazine, chairman & CEO - India, South-East Asia, Middle East & Africa, CBRE, said retail leasing in Chennai went up tenfold, from 20,000sqft in H1 2021 to 2 lakh sqft in H1 2022 ... A recent CBRE report said high streets dominated retail leasing activity in H1 2022 (January-June) with a share of about 80%.
When Nigerian designer Gift Raji found out that her clothing and accessory designs had won Fashionomics Africa’s $3 000 (about R50 000) prize for sustainable fashion, it wasn’t only the cash prize that had her excited ... Fashionomics Africa presented a $3 000 cash prize to Lohije, and $2 000 each to the other competition finalists.
Retail leasing activity in the first of the calendar year 2022 was led by Delhi-NCR and Pune, followed by Bangalore and Hyderabad, accounting for more than 70% of total retail space take-up in the period, according to estimates by real estate consulting firm CBRE... CBRE expects retail leasing to touch 6-6.5 million sq.
Q2 2022 Agri-Fintech revenue amounted to $130.9 million, or 48.7% of total revenue, with mobile telephony, data and leasing comprising the remainder ... With 9.3 million existing leasing customers, Tingo is seeking to expand its operations across select markets in Africa.
Wickremesinghe emphasised that there was no problem with loaning the port to China, saying, “this is nothing new.” He pointed out that countries such as Australia and SouthAfrica have also leased ports ... Struggling to repay what it owes, Colombo has leased the southern port to Chinese state-owned enterprises for 99 years.
Wickremesinghe said this ahead of the arrival of a high-tech Chinese research ship, which on Tuesday docked at the Hambantota Port, which Beijing took over on a 99-year-lease as a debt swap in 2017 ... He pointed out that countries such as Australia and SouthAfrica have also leased ports.
Sub-Saharan Africa... Sub-Saharan Africa ... Year on year, within our Sub-Saharan Africa segment, tenants increased by 6,610, including 205 from new sites and 7,017 from the MTNSouth Africa Acquisition in the second quarter of 2022, partially offset by 806 churned, of which 803 were churned in 2021, while lease amendments increased by 130.
Operating revenues from oil and gas services were $5.8 million higher primarily due to higher utilization in the Africa and Europe regions and higher fuel revenues. These increases were partially offset by lower lease payment collections from Cougar HelicoptersInc ... Africa ... Africa ... Long-term operating lease liabilities ... Leased ... Africa.