.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).
This luxury boutique hotel and spa new NottinghamRoad in the Midlands serves the best views, history and serenity ... Akabeko Boutique Hotel, MpumalangaAkabeko Boutique Hotel has a countryside setting with all the modern luxuries guest want ... And it does so with its premium five-star and two five-star boutique properties in SouthAfrica’s Winelands.
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) Lazard Ltd hired Sarah al-Suhaimi as chair of its financial advisory business in the Middle East and NorthAfrica as the boutique investment bank looks to boost its operations ... .
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Raw Africa Boutique Collection, a privately owned hotel group with a collection of exclusive Western Cape properties, has a self-catering unit, VillaOne @Sky & Cottage, that is pet-friendly. The cottage is a stone’s throw from the luxurious five-star Sky Villa Boutique Hotel.
As I was more inclined to fashion, I would spend time researching more about tailor-made suits on the internet and also learning from different tailors across SouthAfrica. I also worked for various boutique stores that specialised in men’s tailor-made clothing.
It’s a sunny evening on the bonny banks of Loch Awe, deep in the Scottish Highlands, and something is sparkling behind the trees ... “But we regularly fill it.” ... Photograph. Gilbert McCarragher ... Some of the rooms were specifically designed around pieces commissioned from Southern Guild, a boutique “collectible design” gallery in Cape Town, SouthAfrica ... .
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A vernissage with Moyuru, with summer colours from biffi boutique with plenty of sandals, slides and trainers to complete the look ... Its goal is to “bring authenticity back to the world of fashion, and bring work to Africa”, explains its founder and manager, SimoneCipriani ... All images courtesy of Biffi boutiques (Intro image.
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