It took Africa more years to get the right to use its name at the top level of the domains. But now it is available so that you can register a domain name ending with africa.
The continent of Europe got its top range in 2005 and two years later Asia got its name in the upper ranges, and Africa needed an additional ten years.
Now the public grace period so they can register any domain name they wish and end up with a africa suffix. It is an opportunity for Arab companies in African countries to acquire domains in their names after the continent from which they operate.