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Photos by Michael Shainblum

Photos by Michael Shainblum<p>Beautiful astrophotography. You can see more of his work at his website.<p>SHARE:

"@fkariuki: Awaiting clearance at the Swaziland - South Africa border crossing http://t.co/MTyOQk5htW" road trip ama?

Swaziland cultural village http://t.co/4cd8uOrgMW

Preview of our trip to Swaziland! | Voss Foundation

Picture of last week’s ceremony taken by Gone Rural Swaziland<p>This year, Voss Foundation completed a water and sanitation project in the KaNdinda …

Saturday At The Movies: "Strain Hunters: Swaziland Expedition"

For this edition of <b>“Saturday at the Movies”</b> we are traveling along with the boys from Green House Seed Co. as they embark on another wonderful …

King of Swaziland wants to make me his (14th) virgin bride, says woman seeking asylum in the UK

Click banner for more info<p>A young woman is seeking asylum in Britain after she spurned the advances of the polyamorous King Mswati III of Swaziland …

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Representatives of Swaziland to the United Nations - Proud of being themselves.

Representatives of Swaziland to the United Nations - Proud of being themselves. http://t.co/9eO6ZKXx2K

Swaziland government sells maize donated by Japan and banks the cash

Swaziland's government has sold maize donated by the Japanese government to feed hungry Swazis for $3m (£2m) and deposited the money in the Central …

Obama for new model of Africa development

US President Barack Obama has advocated a stronger and more effective US economic partnership with Africa during a stop in Tanzania on the last leg of his three-nation tour of the continent.<p>"Ultimately the goal here is for Africa to build Africa, for Africans," Obama said after talks with Tanzanian …

South African courts step in over Mandela family burial row

The exhumation and reburial of Nelson Mandela's three late children was under way on Wednesday, after the courts stepped into an unseemly family feud …

Montreal teen mauled after trying to kiss captive lion in South Africa

Canadian volunteers in Africa, please take note: don't try to kiss the lions.<p>A young Montreal woman is in a South African hospital after she was clawed and bitten by two lions on Monday at a wildlife rehabilitation centre.<p>Lauren Fagen, 18, says she was kissing the fur of a male lion named Duma when …

Fodor’s Travel Tastemaker: Photographer and Africa-phile Peter Beard

Photographer Peter Beard has been chronicling Africa since his debut almost 50 years ago with his groundbreaking book, <i>The End of the Game</i>. This …

After Nelson Mandela, what next for South Africa?

I returned home to South Africa a few days before Nelson Mandela was readmitted to hospital. This is the fourth and longest period he has been under …

Nelson Mandela's illness has brought 'unity' to South Africa, says Graca Machel

Nelson Mandela's wife Graca Machel has given a rare comment on the condition of the ailing former President, Nelson Mandela, who remains critically ill in hospital.<p>Graca Machel said her husband and former South African president Nelson Mandela was sometimes uncomfortable, but rarely in pain, adding …

Efforts Underway To Save Endemic Cape Parrot: South African Television

Changing Planet<p>South Africa — Between March and August each year we monitor the largest-remaining flock of Cape parrots on earth that aggregates over the “Cape Parrot Sanctuary” at the University of Fort Hare (Alice Campus). In 2011, we counted flocks of over 280 Cape parrots that represent 25-35% …

30 Incredible Images Of Barack Obama's First Extended Trip To Africa As President

Obama's first tour of the continent as the first African-American president was largely quiet. He stopped in three African nations — Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania — and paid homage to the ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela.<p>His trip ended on Tuesday, after a historic …

South Africa

Top South Africans call on Mandela family to reconcile

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- President Jacob Zuma and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu voiced the dismay of many fellow South Africans on Friday when they called on the family of ailing elder statesman Nelson Mandela to stop its acrimonious public row.<p>Tutu, former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town who …

A Taste Of Bohemian Rustic Luxury In South Africa's Countryside

South Africa travel is typically synonymous with ‘the big five’ or stylish urban getaways to Cape Town and Johannesburg. These days, travelers are looking toward rural travel for more authentic cultural experiences. Experience the untainted beauty of Eagles Ridge Country House, a free-spirited …

Warner sent to South Africa

The Investec Ashes 2013<p>David Warner has paid a further price for his wayward behaviour earlier on the tour of England by being pulled out of the …

UN Women appoints South Africa's Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as new head

The former deputy president of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, was named the new head of UN Women on Wednesday.<p>Mlambo-Ngcuka takes over as …

'Alien' Creature Discovered In South Africa Is Actually A Misshapen Baboon, Vet Says (PHOTOS)

A strange discovery in Africa recently had locals questioning if there was an alien in their midst.<p>Several photos taken by national park ranger Llewellyn Dixon show what appears to be an alien creature in South Africa. However, the questions surrounding the unusual-looking carcass were disbanded …

South African health minister: Canada should join us to fight TB in mines

As South Africa’s Minister for Health, it may be surprising that many of the meetings I will have during my visit to Canada this week are not with health officials or medical personnel, but with representatives from mining companies.<p>Our mining industry has recently been the subject of intense …

Nelson Mandela's controversial king takes on South Africa's president

July 11, 2013|By Robyn Dixon<p>King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, center, flanked by tribal chiefs, arrives… (Alexander Joe / AFP/ Getty…)<p>JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Nelson Mandela's king is a colorful figure. Perhaps a little too colorful.<p>Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's greatest claim to fame is that he counts …