| Jun 30, 2013
| 1:10 PM
CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- President Obama celebrated Nelson Mandela’s legacy on Sunday, saying it demonstrated the success of "acting on our ideas." "You showed us how a prisoner can become president. You showed how adversaries can reconcile,&...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 8:30 AM
South Africa has selected child-gang thriller "Four Corners" as its contender for the foreign-language Academy Award race.
Directed by Ian Gabriel, "Four Corners" revolves around a 13-year old chess whiz drawn into the Cape Town's well-known child-gang...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:52 PM
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Midway through a three-country trip to Africa and shortly after an emotional tour of his hero Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison cell, Barack Obama was greeted by another revered African leader, Desmond Tutu, with the words:...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It's been half a century since Paul Theroux showed up as a fresh-faced Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa. It's been 38 years since “The Great Railway Bazaar” made his name as a travel writer, and about 11 since he traveled overland...
| Apr 22, 2013
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| Nov 11, 2012
Luxury Safari South Africa
Roundtrip airfare from LAX to South Africa Seven nights luxury 5-Star accommodations
· 4 nights in Cape Town at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, a 2012 Conde Nast Gold List winner · 3 nights at the posh Madikwe Safari Lodge...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:51 PM
Shane Taylor left his mark on the second season of "Strike Back," but the show's stars left their marks on him, too.
The British actor suffered a few hits while playing ruthless soldier-for-hire Craig Hanson in the Cinemax drama which ended its season...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 3:01 PM
HONG KONG — India has the Taj Mahal. In France, of course, it's the Eiffel Tower. Russia has Red Square and South Africa has Cape Town's Table Mountain. Each a treasure and each reason enough for a pilgrimage.
In Hong Kong, the sight to see is...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
You might call Tracie Thoms a triple-triple threat: The Baltimore native sings, dances and acts, and her career encompasses film, television and theater.
Introduced to acting and television at an early age — her father, Donald Thoms, is a...
| Jan 22, 2012
The British couple — she in a long black dress, he in a traditional tux — leaned against the elevator's polished wood paneling as they headed back to their cabin after an evening performance in the main showroom. Embarrassed at my casual...
| Feb 5, 2012
Berlin: Put Berlin next to Paris and you have both sides of the coin: romance, which occasionally appeals, and eros, which never fails. "Berlin is sexy," said the German capital's openly gay Mayor Klaus Wowereit, and it's been that way since the...