.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.
Offshore (1979) is a novel by Penelope Fitzgerald. It won the Booker Prize for that year. It recalls her time spent on boats on the Thames in Battersea. The novel explores the liminality of people who do not belong to the land or the sea, but are somewhere in between. The epigraph, "che mena il vento, e che batte la pioggia, e che s'incontran con si aspre lingue" ("whom the wind drives, or whom the rain beats, or those who clash with such bitter tongues") comes from Canto XI of Dante's Inferno.
"Offshore", when used relative to hydrocarbons, refers to an oil, natural gas or condensate field that is under the sea, or to activities or operations carried out in relation to such a field. There are various types of platform used in the development of offshore oil and gas fields, and subsea facilities.
In addition, a petroleum right may only be granted to a company incorporated in SouthAfrica and an interest in a petroleum right must be held by a South African incorporated company ...Currently, South Africa’s offshore oil and gas acreage is occupied by a mix of junior, major and supermajor oil companies, as well as the national oil company.
Yet we haven’t done enough to discuss Amazon’s presence in SouthAfrica in the first place ... Amazon is currently constructing at least two buildings to house its Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing centres in South Africa ... Amazon may also use its new cloud centre to expand its police surveillance footprint to South Africa.
Operation Phakisa focuses on unlocking the economic potential of SouthAfrica’s oceans which could contribute up to R177 billion to the economy by 2033 through marine transport, manufacturing, offshore oil and gas exploration, aquaculture, marine tourism, and create up to 1 million direct jobs.
Schlumberger's international revenue grew by 13% in the fourth quarter ... (ticker ... North America revenue increased 10% year over year for the fourth quarter, while international revenue grew by 13%, with especially strong growth in Europe and Africa, driven by strong offshore activity and increased digital sales ... .
Schlumberger's international revenue grew by 13% in the fourth quarter ... (ticker ... North America revenue increased 10% year-over-year for the fourth quarter, while international revenue grew by 13%, with especially strong growth in Europe and Africa, driven by strong offshore activity and increased digital sales ... .
The sequential revenue increase was led by growth in Europe/CIS/Africa due to strong offshore activity in Africa and new projects in Europe ... Europe/CIS/Africa revenue of $1.59 billion increased 7% sequentially, due to higher revenue in Europe and Africa driven by strong offshore ...
On the morning of the first working day of the New Year, ChineseState Councilor and Foreign MinisterWang Yi embarked on his first trip abroad in 2022, to Africa of course, as always ... This is his second journey to Africa in a little over a month ... This visit to the horn of Africa happens in the context of much reported flare-ups in the region.
Fintech in Africa... There have now also been megarounds locally with Entersekt, Jumo, Yoco and Ozow raising significant funding from offshore investors. On the continent, Flutterwave and MFS Africa raised hundreds of millions of dollars from big US investors ... The SPAC concentrates on emerging market fintech, with a big focus on Africa.
China has demonstrated unyielding willingness to assist Africa in overcoming its development challenges, a fact that will eventually manifest in the fullness of time, he said ... The facility, which is the most advanced in Africa, will be critical in enhancing the supply and cost stability of petroleum products in Kenya and the region, he said.