.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).
Global tech start-up RoomRaccoon monitored occupancy of more than 3 200 rooms at boutique hotels, B&B’s and guest houses across SouthAfrica... Niels Verspui, Country Manager of RoomRaccoon South Africa, said the uptick in weekend tourism represents a feint silver-lining ... Verspui shares four reasons why weekend getaways are taking off in South Africa..
... the Middle East, and NorthAfrica each presenting 21 works ... “So this project is meant to be a boutique, invite-only fair with galleries from California, the Middle East and North Africa, meant to break down those cultural boundaries and create cross-cultural relationships.”.
After our long enforced hibernation, this is the hottest ticket in town this spring.” From around £455, thenomadhotel.com.All aboard for a wildlife safari in Africa. “Trainspotters and wildlife enthusiasts alike will adore Kruger Shalati, a quirky boutique hotel inside a refurbished 1950s steam train,” says Ianthe Butt for The Independent.
JW MarriottHotelSeoul presents unique boutique wines. The MargauxGrill, the flagship grill dining destination at the JW Marriott Hotel Seoul, is presenting a selection of six unique boutique wines, produced at wineries in Slovenia, Greece and SouthAfrica... The six boutique wines are available to pair with dishes at The Margaux Grill until Jan.
The business community for film and television production, which was established in 2005, boasts the biggest sound stages in the Middle East and NorthAfrica as well as boutique studios across 18 buildings and seven workshops ...East and Africa - employing 34,000 professionals.
Johannesburg - Eighteen months ago, Kopano Mofokeng began supplying cooking oil to street food vendors in SouthAfrica’s biggest township, Soweto, guaranteeing delivery within the hour and offering stock on credit before gradually expanding to products ranging from liver to chicken feet.
Eighteen months ago, Kopano Mofokeng began supplying cooking oil to street food vendors in SouthAfrica’s biggest township, Soweto, guaranteeing delivery within the hour and offering stock on credit before gradually expanding to products ranging from liver to chicken feet.
“There has been a surge in people embracing e-commerce both globally and in SouthAfrica over lockdown,” said co-owner Jonah Naidoo of Dry DockLiquor, which transformed from a boutique local outlet to a national e-commerce platform during the lockdown. “We see this translating into a new Black Friday experience, both for consumers and retailers.”.