.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).
Twitter to set up Africa HQ. Twitter announced on Monday it was recruiting 11 people in the nation, its first hires on the African continent, and plans to open an office there later. The social media giant joins Facebook and other tech companies moving into Africa, where founder Jack Dorsey spent a month in 2019.
"The choice of Ghana as HQ for Twitter’s Africa operations is EXCELLENT news ... Mr Dorsey’s tweet announcing the decision to establish Twitter's presence in Africa said ... The development comes almost 18 months after Dorsey’s first visit to Africa in November 2019.
The latest Critical SkillsSurvey report, conducted by Xpatweb, shows the most sought-after yet scant skills in SouthAfrica, which has led businesses to recruit talent from other countries ... The survey found that 77 percent of organisations reported that they struggled to source critical skills in South Africa for local and cross-border operations.
>. “At the same time we have had around 70 CVs just yesterday and there’s an awful lot of interest ... “Football is in need of evolution and change.” ... Please click here to do so ... That’s what we’re interested in and that’s what we will be trying to get to the bottom of in the recruitment process.” ... 1. Markram leads SouthAfrica to easy T20 win over Pakistan.
Yet the question remains whether this latest flare-up in violence in southern Africa is really an extension of similar movements in places such as Nigeria or the sub-Saharan Sahel or more localized terrorism to destabilize the resource-rich region?.
As schools across the country will reopen for the academic second term this week, tutoring for many will form part of an integral learning process, especially in high school ... It is the only mobile app of its kind in SouthAfrica ... “Cognition recruits tutors on a strict screening process to ensure a high-quality service offered to students ... .
...SouthAfrica ... There are other reasons why donor recruitment remains so low ... According to Ward, a consequence of this reality is that South Africa recently became only the second country globally to drop the donor recruitment age from 18 to 16 in its attempt to swell the registry.
We follow Nicholas van der Swart (Kai Luke Brummer), a shy, closeted gay recruit drafted, like all white men over 16 in SouthAfrica at the time, to do a mandatory two years of military service ... The film's title, Moffie, is a homophobic slur in Afrikaans, the language of white South Africa.
Consequently, the spokesperson noted further that without such ‘‘frank meetings and discussions,’’ the Africa – EuropeAlliance which was launched in 2018 to deliver on the recommendations and commitments taken by the 5th African Union-EU Summit held in Abidjan would be difficult to materialise.
THE first RadissonRED hotel in Rosebank, Gauteng, and the second in SouthAfrica is recruiting in an unconventional way ... “Radisson RED is so personal and creative, and so we believe that this style of recruitment helps us to build a team who connect and become the soul and heart of the house.
Jobberman, the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa, on Wednesday announced its partnership with the USAID-funded Alliance for eTrade Development II (eTrade Alliance) to help drive the development of Nigeria’s thriving e-commerce industry.