.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.
Richards Bay Minerals has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with French renewables developer Voltalia, which plans to build a 148 MW solar project in SouthAfrica’s Limpopo province... It described the planned installation as “the largest renewable energy site dedicated to a corporate client in South Africa.” ....
Regional security was the main point of focus as Kenya’s president met the top American diplomat for the Horn of Africa on Friday ... Ruto emphasized the need for peace and stability for regional prosperity, while conveying Kenya’s appreciation for US efforts in the Horn of Africa, it added.
In response to Operation Dudula, to Ramathuba, and to xenophobic expressions more generally, many have called for a renewal of ubuntu values. What is not seen, in all this, is a fulsome discussion of SouthAfrica’s place in how the region can escape poverty ... In October 1997, Nyerere delivered a powerful speech to the parliament of South Africa.
Meloni has also called for a naval blockade of NorthAfrica to prevent migrants from putting to sea and for renewed curbs on charity rescue ships ... But it is only valid till 2024 and he fears it will not be renewed by the new government.
SouthAfrica has submitted an investment plan to donors who have pledged $8.5bn to help the country’s transition to renewable energy, according to two sources familiar with the matter ... However, the shift of South Africa’s economy into renewable energy is estimated to cost at least $250bn over the next three decades.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - SouthAfrica has submitted an investment plan to donors who have pledged $8.5 billion to accelerate the country's transition to renewable energy that could serve as a model for other emerging economies, two sources familiar with the matter said.
Subscribe for Renewables Now's CorporatePPA Newsletter here for free! ... The Bolobedu project will create the largest renewable energy site dedicated to a corporate client in SouthAfrica, Voltalia noted, adding that this will be its largest development in the country.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto's SouthAfrica unit will source solar power from a plant built by France's Voltalia (VLTSA.PA), the mining firm said on Thursday, the latest to seek alternative electricity supply as South Africa's rolling power cuts hammer productivity.
SouthAfrica’s government will seek cabinet approval for an $8.5 billion plan to transition away from the use of coal to generate electricity in order to secure funding from some of the world’s richest nation ... The plan “outlines the investments required to achieve South Africa’s ambitious climate targets,” Magwenya said in a response to a query.
... support organisation in Africa ... She added that the recognition renews her commitment to doing her best to ensure that women in Africa and all around the world have access to opportunities that would improve their lives, the lives of their children, family, as well as businesses.
He explained that Orascom Investment Holding plans to work in Africa, especially to invest in new and renewable energy, as it has some of the most attractive countries for energy investment due to its high prices and the continent’s growing needs for electricity and energy.