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  • Dreams of Africa are alive in Botswana's Okavango Delta

    Dreams of Africa are alive in Botswana's Okavango Delta
    MAUN, Botswana - If you've paid for an African safari but you're still not clear about the details, bad on you. Making the same mistake, I didn't dig into the heart of the adventure before I headed to Southern Africa for my first wildlife safari,...
  • Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author

    Bryce Courtenay dies at 79; best-selling Australian author
    Best-selling Australian author Bryce Courtenay, whose debut novel, "The Power of One," was made into a popular 1992 movie starring Morgan Freeman, has died. He was 79. Courtenay died Thursday at his home in Canberra, Australia, according to his...
  • Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago

    Ancient shellfish suggest modern humans evolved 50,000 years ago
    The development of art, culture, and advanced cognitive ability that define modern humans may not have evolved until 50,000 years ago, according to a new study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Richard Klein...
  • Travel tips: South Africa's Western Cape

    THE BEST WAY TO CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) to Cape Town is available on British, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Air France, Emirates and Turkish. Restricted round-trip fares generally fall between $979 and $1,...
  • South Africa's Western Cape: Savoring the bounty

    South Africa's Western Cape: Savoring the bounty
    — One night as my sister and I walked across the rugged yet strangely delicate terrain of a place called Farm 215, the path to our cottage lighted only by the stars and a flashlight, the wine-wobbly beam suddenly illuminated several sets of legs....
  • Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93; Westside School of Ballet director

    Yvonne Mounsey dies at 93; Westside School of Ballet director
    Yvonne Mounsey, a principal dancer with New York City Ballet and the longtime director of one of Southern California's most prominent ballet schools, died Saturday from cancer at her Los Angeles home. She was 93. Her daughter, Allegra Clegg of Pacific...
  • Nelson Mandela's family got legal aid meant for poor South Africans

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The recent feud among family members of former South African President Nelson Mandela over the bodies of his three dead children was damaging enough to the famous name. It has now emerged that a university law clinic...
  • Obama visits Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama walked in the steps of Nelson Mandela on Sunday as he visited the lime quarry where the civil rights icon once hunched in backbreaking work and the spare cell where he spent 18 years confined for fighting...
  • South African platinum miners end strike, accepting pay raise

     
    Platinum miners at Lonmin's Marikana site ended their illegal six-week strike after winning raises of up to 22%, in a deal critics warned could ignite a wave of pay demands and wildcat strikes across South Africa's troubled mining industry....
  • Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena

    Singer Brandy performs for about 40 people in 90,000-person arena
    Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week. The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...
  • South African arrest warrant reportedly issued for Julius Malema

     
    Expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, is to be arrested, according to a news report: For more than a week, expelled South African ruling party youth leader, Julius Malema, has been predicting his own arrest, claiming South...
  • Nelson Mandela showing 'sustained improvement' but still critical

    JOHANNESBURG — While Nelson Mandela's health "shows sustained improvement," he is still in critical condition, South African President Jacob Zuma said Monday. Zuma issued the statement after visiting Mandela at a Pretoria hospital, where he was...