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On vacation with the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Upland residents, Jim and Sue Smith recently visited Cape Town, South Africa; went on photo safaris at Kanana and Shinde Camps in the Okavango Delta, Botswana; and toured Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The picture shown was taken at the Cape Town waterfront with the iconic Table Mountain in the backgro


Ready to safari? Africa is for nature-lovers

If you love nature, travel and adventure - then consider a summer safari trip to Africa! The group tour - organized, escorted and led by Susan Drew, owner of Sangha Tours in Vero Beach since 1989 - begins in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls. Then it's on to Kenya for the Great Migration, plus T


Tourism website: "Visit ****hole Zambia"

A tourism website in Zambia, one of the "shithole countries" demeaned by Donald Trump, is using the slur as a marketing prop. The Facebook post for Zambiatourism.com invites tourists to "Visit ****hole Zambia." The post, mantled by an attractive sunset scene, also takes some thinly-veiled swipes at


Attention, Bond Villains! 910-Carat Diamond Hulled from African Mine

This 910-carat diamond was discovered in a mine in Lesotho, in southern Africa.Credit: Gem Diamonds Limited It sounds like the start of a James Bond feature: A 910-carat diamond has been discovered in a mine in the African country of Lesotho. The find is the fifth-largest gem-quality diamond ever d


Are these the best countries in the world?

A new analysis by the BBC selects six countries that it says are the most well-governed in the world. Does that mean these six are also the best countries to visit? The BBC analysis doesn't consider attractions, hotel quality or cuisine, but instead focuses on overall governance and how well these n


Africa should respond to Trump's racist rant by taking the moral high ground

Official reactions from Africa were appropriately critical of President Donald Trump's credibly reported comments about not wanting more immigrants coming to the US from "shithole" countries. This included all those south of the Sahara. A few reactions even included constructive suggestions. The Afr


U.S. Ambassador to Panama Resigns Amid Fervor over Trump's "Shithole" Comments

The U.S. ambassador to Panama has resigned amid international outrage over President Trump's racist comment in which Trump reportedly called African nations, El Salvador and Haiti shithole countries. In his resignation letter, U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley said he feels he can no longer serv


BRUCE HARGREAVES: Trump's language was an insult to Africa

I was shocked to hear what President Trump said about Africa in a meeting on immigration with legislators last week at the White House. Not so much because of the stupid language used (and denied), but because he managed to denigrate an entire continent - good, bad and in between. Having lived and w


South Africa, Ghana summon US diplomats after Trump remark

Five countries have now summoned US diplomats More countries are expected to summon American diplomats this week


South Africa hauls in diplomat to explain Trump's "shithole" racism

South Africa, a country painfully familiar with the dangers of racial division, demanded Sunday the U.S. account for Donald Trump's "shithole" slur against the African continent. The South African foreign ministry said it would formally protest to the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria Monday and summon th


What's Polish for 'Shithole?'

Donald Trump's presidency has offered an array of novel conundrums, like whether tweets count as international diplomacy, and if a POTUS can pardon himself. The latest stumper Trump has forced the world to tackle is how the international press should translate "shithole," a word with no clear analog


US diplomats summoned to explain Trump's 's---hole' remark: report

U.S. diplomats from Haiti, Botswana, and Senegal were reportedly all pressed Friday to explain President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimonySkier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at OlympicsPoll: 4 in 10 Republicans t


Botswana officially asks US ambassador if Trump considers it a 's***hole' country

Botswana on Friday officially asked the US ambassador whether Donald Trump considers the nation a "s***hole" country, describing the American president's disparaging comments about African countries "reprehensible and racist". Trump had sparked outrage on Thursday after he questioned during a meetin


World's Strongest Man Eddie Hall's 3 Most Important Lifting Lessons

Leading up to the 2016 World's Strongest Man competition in Botswana, I felt on top of the world and was confident I was going to win. However, this feeling vanished the day before the event after I dislocated one finger and ripped all the tendons clean off another while training. I managed to take


President Trump sets off an s-storm online with his latest slip of the tongue

More of a bomb mot than a bon mot. The firestorm over President Trump's use of the word "shithole" to describe Haiti and countries in Africa continued to rage on Friday, even as Trump denied using the word. Trump's simultaneous suggestion that America instead welcome more immigrants from, say, Norwa


Union that represents entire continent of Africa blasts Trump for 'shithole countries' comment

President Donald TrumpMark Wilson/Getty ImagesThe African Union responded to President Donald Trump's description of African nations as "shithole countries." "The African Union Mission wishes to express its infuriation, disappointment and outrage over the unfortunate comment made by Mr. Donald Trump


Botswana asks US for official answer: Are we a 'shithole' country?

President Donald Trump.Associated Press/Evan VucciBotswana strongly rebuked President Donald Trump's reported reference to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as "shithole countries."Botswana's government has asked its ambassador to the US to clarify whether the US regards Botswana as a "shithol


'The Trump Show,' Season 1, Week 51: 'Why do we need more Haitians?'

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events A common reaction to Donald Trump's presidency has been a sense that reality has outstripped even the most feverish fiction. The only thing to do when the world


Botswana fires back over 'shithole' comment

President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to deny using this particular phrase, tweeting "the language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used." | Evan Vucci/AP Photo The government of Botswana has fired back at President Donald Trump over his comments calling A


Furious Nations Now Demanding American Diplomats Explain Trump's Racist Remarks

Donald Trump's alleged comments calling other nations "s**thole" countries continue reverberating around the world, and they have quickly reached the point of a major international incident. Some of those nations are pushing back on the president, summoning American diplomats to explain why they sho