.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).
• The dancehall artiste has survived all of such death prophecies ... These pastors during sermons and media interviews predicted doom for the dancehall artiste and also disclosed ways by which he was scheduled to die ... Ghanaians should pray for our musicians, especially dancehall music performers ... The person is a popular dancehall artiste in Ghana.
In an earlier interview with Accra FM’s NanaRomeo, the pastor said God revealed to him that the Dancehall artiste will be shot dead a day after his birthday ... Ghanaians should pray for our musicians, especially dancehall music performers ... What occurred on October 18, 2007, in SouthAfrica is going to happen in Ghana.
Dancehall musician Shatta Wale makes reference to a death prophecy in his epistle that explained his decision to feign a gun attack, Monday ... Ghanaians should pray for our musicians, especially dancehall music performers ... “What occurred on October 18, 2007, in SouthAfrica is going to happen in Ghana. The person is a popular dancehall artiste in Ghana.
Dancehall musician, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, has taken a swipe at Ghanaian prophets who are best known for their prophecies of doom centred around celebrities in the country ...The public should start praying for prominent musicians, those who do dancehall music ... The same happen on 18th October2007 in SouthAfrica, the same will happen in Ghana.
There seems to be a beef brewing between two of Ghana's dancehall giants, Samini, and Shatta Wale as the former has called out the latter in a series of tweets ... His comments suggest that the SM Boss has not been able to live up to his title as Africa's Dancehall King, since he has not made a single hit song in a long while.
"It was probably the best year I've had in a long time ...Diplo -- real name ThomasWesley Pentz -- was often on the road for 300 days of the year before Covid-19 put an end to live shows ... It kept me sane ... "The French part of Africa is doing this Caribbean dancehall style that works very well in America at the moment, and she's the queen of that sound."
Arguably the king of dancehall in Africa, Shatta Wale emerged on the music scene with the stage name ‘Bandana’ for many years he persisted through but could not see himself topping the charts back-to-back as he could envision in his dream.
With his very first single, Slow Wizzy is already creating waves ... Wizzy was shortlisted in the Dancehall/Afro-Beats category alongside compatriot Gee Angelah for her song ‘Africa’ ... Rating ... ....