| Dec 10, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has suspended her first attempt to climb Tanzania's 19,340-foot Mt. Kilimanjaro after feeling unwell on the fourth day of the ascent. Navratilova, 54, was assisted down the mountain by porters and driven to the nearby...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Times sports columnist Bill Dwyre was one of a handful of reporters who spoke to Martina Navratilova by telephone Sunday morning following her release from a hospital where the tennis legend had been after becoming seriously ill during her attempt......
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Testifying to the infectious fever of calling for democratic change, protests spread Friday to the tiny East African nation of Djibouti, where thousands rallied in demand that the president resign. President Ismail Omar Guelleh has incurred the wrath of...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 9:19 AM
The United Nations has declared a hunger crisis in parts of Somalia and is calling for a widespread international response to end the suffering. Right now 12 million people in East Africa are at risk of starving to death.
Preventable diseases and...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 4:58 AM
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (KTLA) -- A 7-year-old boy from Yorba Linda has tackled climbing Mt. Whitney, and is now setting his sights on even higher peaks.
"I want to climb every mountain there is, if that's possible," Tyler Armstrong told KTLA.
| Jun 11, 2011
| 10:12 AM
MOGADISHU, Somalia (CNN) -- A top al Qaeda operative in East Africa, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, was killed at a Somali checkpoint in Mogadishu, a senior official in neighboring Kenya said Saturday.
Mohammed, a citizen of both Kenya and Comoros, was long...
| Jun 11, 2011
| 11:20 AM
(Reuters) - Somali police said on Saturday that Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, one of Africa's most wanted al Qaeda operatives, was killed in the capital of the Horn of Africa country on Tuesday.
Mohammed was reputed to be the head of al Qaeda in east Africa,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and motion. So here’s a simple equation: with one man and one backpack, how much energy does it take to climb 19,500 feet?
Douglas Alexander is solving that equation one step at a time. ...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:08 AM
Local 8 Year Old to Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro! Eight-year-old Tyler Armstrong’s goal is to become the second youngest person ever to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro. Tyler, of Yorba Linda, Calif., is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness and funds to...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Tyler Armstrong, an 8-year-old boy from Yorba Linda, has achieved his goal of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tyler's family says he reached the top of the mountain at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, which was mid-morning in Africa.
| Nov 14, 2011
| 9:42 AM
SELOUS NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — The hot African sun was unrelenting, the sky broken only by an occasional wisp of cloud. My guide, Mtambo, and I were alone in the Land Rover for an early morning game drive.
As he drove through Selous National...
| Aug 6, 2011
| 6:09 PM
Trekking Mount Kilimanjaro is not for the faint of heart, but a local York County man said he can do it, if he does it for a reason.
"He's the kind of guy that if there is that kinda challenge that close to where he is gonna be, he's gonna wana do it,"...