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Shark Tales Are Hot Summer Fare

“An image that I had always dreamed of…a white shark in mid-flight coming straight toward me in full battle cry,” is how Chris Fallows described this scene in South Africa’s coastal waters. His photo is part of the ...

Solar Eclipse: When Day Becomes Night

The total solar eclipse of March 29, 2006 was photographed from the Space Station. The point of view, reported by National Geographic News on the day, shows how the moon passing directly in front of the sun throws its shadow on the ...

With Clinton to Africa–Almost

Since leaving office as the 42nd President of the United States nearly eight years ago, Bill Clinton has become involved in humanitarian work across the world. His William J. Clinton Foundation today employs more than 800 staff and volunteers ...

With Clinton to Africa–Not Yet

Twenty-four hours after posting about the delayed departure of the media accompanying President Clinton on his trip to Africa, we are … still waiting. Journalists and staff have been stranded here at Newark Airport, New ...

Into Africa in Style

More than 50 hours after our planned departure we finally managed to get off the ground. To meet our new aircraft, which was being flown in from Nassau, we had to relocate from Newark, New Jersey, to John F Kennedy Airport, ...

Giant Squid Stories

 When a reader emailed this video to us we weren’t sure if it was a hoax or not. The animal eerily looks like something from the movie Alien. It took a bit of legwork to establish the truth. Video ...

With Clinton in Africa

We woke up in our luxury airliner to the smell of coffee. The crew served breakfast before touching down in Malaga, Spain, for fuel. The second leg of the flight sped us over Libya and the Sahara Desert toward the ...

Clinton Visits Health Care Center

Debre Zeit, Ethiopia–Godino Health Center, serving the community of Debre Zeit 40 miles (70 kilometers) south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, is a modest health care facility by developed world standards.Yet it represents a big idea for Ethiopia’s ...

The President’s Plane Breaks Down

Kigali, Rwanda–One hour  on the way to Rwanda on the “Flying Palace,” as we call our plane, we made a wide turn and headed back to Addis Ababa. “The President’s aircraft had to abort take-off after an ...

Bill Clinton’s Ties to Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda–Some 800,000 people were killed in the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. It happened on Bill Clinton’s watch as U.S. president . On a visit to Rwanda ten years ago, Clinton publicly acknowleged that the United States and the ...

Rwandan Farmers Aim to Produce World’s Best Organic Coffee

Kigali, Rwanda–Hours after arriving in this capital city of Rwanda, we were invited to observe President Clinton and daughter Chelsea sipping coffee with some rural coffee farmers. It was planned for the Clinton delegation and the media to fly ...

Clinton Visits Cassava Farm and Boy with AIDS

Rinkwavu, Rwanda–The Clinton mission flew on Rwanda Air Force helicopters to the eastern highlands of the country today to visit cassava farmers and then to join a home visit by a health care worker to a 15-year-old boy being ...

New Rwanda Hospital to be “Most Modern in Africa”

Butaro, Rwanda–Hundreds of people lined the hills and streets of Butaro, a small town across the border with Uganda in the Burera district of Rwanda, waiting all day for President Clinton to visit for a groundbreaking ceremony for the ...

An Interview With Bill Clinton

Kigali, Rwanda–Back in the capital last night, a few of us rushed to visit the Kigali Memorial Center, which was opened four years ago on the tenth anniversary of the genocide. The memorial is built on a site ...

In Liberia for a Few Hours

Monrovia, Liberia– We were up at 3 this morning for the flight to Monrovia, capital of Liberia. In something like 30 hours we will have set foot in four countries: Rwanda, Liberia, Senegal, and Mexico. After interviewing Clinton last night I found ...