.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.
Power at WSP in Africa, takes a closer look. Mining companies across Africa are looking to invest in standalone or micro-grid hybrid power solutions that incorporate some form of alternative resource such as gas, or renewable energy options like solar or wind to address off-peak demand ... Simply put, renewable energy resources are cost effective.
Lumika Renewables is a joint venture of SouthAfrica-based industrial group Reunert and A.P ... The joint business was created in 2021 to develop a portfolio of cost-efficient, renewable energy solutions for commercial and industrial customers in Africa.
There are nearly 200 000Zimbabweans in SouthAfrica who are living on borrowed time ... But late last year, South Africa’s home affairs department, amid rising Afrophobic sentiment among South African citizens, announced that it would not renew the ZEPs ... Among their number is Thenjiwe Mhlanga*, who has been in South Africa since 2010.
Gad called on the African nations to arrive at a “fair transition” to renewable energy and secure sustainable financing of green energy projects in Africa as well as to follow up on the pledges made to Africa in COP26.
Gad urged the African states to focus on achieving just transition to renewable energy and providing sustainable energy to the green energy projects in Africa in addition to following up the implementation of commitments which Africa received in previous climate summits. .
I love Africa! I have spent 18 years of my life living and working on the continent. I raised my children in Africa, and they intend to return when they find an opportunity ... Because of its abundant sunshine, Botswana has the potential to become a leading producer of clean, renewable solar electricity.
What is correct is that emerging economies like India, China, Brazil and SouthAfrica need to go in the direction of renewables — rather than pointing fingers, we need to take a practical approach towards ensuring climate reparations in the form of fiscal, technical and other ...
The US has singled out a more efficient electricity supply as one of its top foreign policy priorities for Africa... For this reason, the Obama-administration-era Power Africa program, administered by USAID, has supported the development of more than 5,700 megawatts of new generation capacity since 2013 ... Power Africa has been ramping up activity.
Exploring the case for gas-fired power in SouthAfrica, and surrounding commentary, continues an unfortunate trend towards zero-sum thinking about the just energy transition and the development of renewable energy sources ...Reliance on renewable energy for all South Africa’s energy needs is indeed desirable, but it’s not realistic at this stage.
The report, Roadmap to Africa’s COP. A Pragmatic Path to Net Zero, is set within a context where Africa has borne the brunt of the most devastating impacts of climate change, while contributing little to global emissions ... While renewable sources are the ultimate goal, in the near-term Africa must exploit its abundant reserves of natural gas.
‘Pathfinding’ and ‘aspiring’ countries from across the continent are joining a three-day meeting in Addis Ababa to renew commitment, encourage each other to step up and to explore home-grown African solutions to prevent violence against children ...Data also shows that child trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa is the highest globally.
Replacing coal with renewable energy will reduce employment in SouthAfrica, Mineral Resources and Energy MinisterGwede Mantashe warned this week ... energy to renewable power in a country already grappling with an expanded unemployment rate of 46.2% of the labour force.
More than one-third of children under five in Africa’s Central Sahel – or about four million - are at risk of starvation in coming weeks as the region faces one of the world’s fastest-growing hunger crises, Save the Children said today ...West Africa is facing its ...