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October 26, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than 60 years ago, Norman Carr helped start an animal reserve and opened it to the public in what was then northern Rhodesia. These days the tour company that bears his name, Norman Carr Safaris, continues to offer lodge stays and safaris in South Luangwa in Zambia. A six-night safari in Zambia is on sale at 2-for-1 prices. The tour includes a lodge stay in South Luangwa National Park and safaris to see impala, hippos, baboons, migrating birds (such as the malachite kingfisher in the photo)
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SPORTS
November 6, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Good thing Yasiel Puig made all those trips to help that orphanage in Zambia. Wait, that was Clayton Kershaw? Well, Puig obviously had some involvement, because a judge in Tennessee was impressed enough that he read a letter aloud in court Wednesday detailing his community efforts before dismissing a reckless driving and speeding charge. While still with the double-A Chattanooga Outlooks back in April, Puig had been arrested for driving 97 mph in a 50-mph zone shortly after 1 a.m. His hearing on the charges had been postponed several times because Puig had moved on to the Dodgers and was out of town.
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May 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Looking for an African safari that works for adults and teens? U.K.-based Expert Africa creates itineraries with teens and tweens in mind. The Spotted Hyaena Safari, for example, explores the wildlife-rich South Luangwa River in Zambia and offers nature walks and safari quizzes for kids 12 and older to take on day and night drives into the bush. Children also may spend afternoons cooling off in a swimming pool at one of the rustic camps and listening for the sounds of lions and other animals.
NEWS
December 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Next year marks the 200th birthday of Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, who was among the first Westerners to travel across Africa in the mid-19th century. The Zambian town that bears his name will mark the occasion with a Livingstone Bicentenary of sporting and cultural events that begins on his birthday, March 19. United Kingdom-based Expert Africa offers five trips dedicated to visiting places indelibly linked to Livingstone. One trip goes to Victoria Falls on the Zambia -Zimbabwe border, which Livingstone "discovered" (an indigenous tribe already knew about them)
NEWS
February 18, 2012
Richard Horn and his wife, Linda, were visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia in September when they saw this group of children on a field trip. "I noticed one little boy who looked in our direction and gave us a sort of shy look out of the corner of his eye," said Horn. "So I just snapped a picture at that moment. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos from the trip. " The San Clemente resident used a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
NEWS
June 13, 1989 | From Associated Press
Armed raiders seized a truckload of 28 tons of copper, worth about $100,000, and escaped into neighboring Zaire, police said Monday.
TRAVEL
March 5, 2006
THIS is the first frame that Colleen McSweeney shot in Nkwazi, Zambia, where she spent 12 days in October as a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. "The children are taking care of the children there," she said. "When you hear that whole it-takes-a-village thing, I really got to see that in action." McSweeney, who lives with her family in Manhattan Beach, took this 18-day trip alone. Her group helped the village residents build two homes.
WORLD
August 28, 2009 | Robyn Dixon
The photograph is a testament to human suffering, so sad you can't look at it twice. Or it's shocking pornography. In Zambia, that's a matter of very contentious debate. A woman lies on the ground in the image, midway through delivering a baby. The infant, born feet first, is dead from suffocation, the head not yet out of the womb. The photograph was one of three taken in June by the woman's husband outside a hospital in Lusaka, the capital, during a prolonged nurses strike.
NEWS
August 4, 1991 | Reuters
This African nation's Parliament has approved a new constitution that will end 17 years of one-party rule. Multi-party elections are due by October. The old 1973 constitution had outlawed political opposition to President Kenneth Kaunda's ruling United National Independence Party. The new constitution provides for a Cabinet appointed from within Parliament and gives the new Cabinet extra powers.
NEWS
December 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
Long lines of Zambian voters, some barefoot, snaked through muddy fields and parking lots Thursday as this impoverished African country held its third democratic election in 37 years. The polls stayed open late to accommodate the unexpectedly high turnout in an election to replace outgoing President Frederick Chiluba, barred from reelection by term limits. Eleven candidates are competing for the top job, but analysts say the race is between three leading candidates and too close to call.
SPORTS
October 29, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
- Clayton Kershaw was presented Sunday with the Roberto Clemente Award, the top humanitarian honor bestowed by Major League Baseball. Kershaw, 24, the Dodgers' ace and the defending National League Cy Young Award winner, has worked with community organizations in Los Angeles and in his hometown of Dallas. However, he and his wife, Ellen , have focused on building an orphanage in Zambia. Kershaw is the youngest winner of an award that has been presented since 1971, with recipients including Willie Mays , Cal Ripken Jr. , Dave Winfield and 11 other Hall of Fame members.
BUSINESS
October 7, 2012 | By Andrew Tangel, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Zambia may not seem like the hottest investment out there. Disease, unemployment and poverty threaten its 14 million people in the small sub-Saharan nation. Zambia also faces an electricity shortage, while its roads and train system fall apart. And the country depends heavily on copper mining to fuel any economic growth. Yet when Zambia debuted bonds on the market last month, it wound up selling $750 million worth of fixed-income securities to investors - 50% more than originally planned.
NEWS
May 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Looking for an African safari that works for adults and teens? U.K.-based Expert Africa creates itineraries with teens and tweens in mind. The Spotted Hyaena Safari, for example, explores the wildlife-rich South Luangwa River in Zambia and offers nature walks and safari quizzes for kids 12 and older to take on day and night drives into the bush. Children also may spend afternoons cooling off in a swimming pool at one of the rustic camps and listening for the sounds of lions and other animals.
NEWS
February 18, 2012
Richard Horn and his wife, Linda, were visiting Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia in September when they saw this group of children on a field trip. "I noticed one little boy who looked in our direction and gave us a sort of shy look out of the corner of his eye," said Horn. "So I just snapped a picture at that moment. It turned out to be one of my favorite photos from the trip. " The San Clemente resident used a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX100V. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
TRAVEL
January 29, 2012
For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is available only through their website. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-1234, dial 0 and ask for the number of the country's U.N. mission or delegation. The Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory, http://www.towd.com , is a helpful website. Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist Board, (877) 426-4845, http://www.ivisitanguilla.com.
NEWS
October 26, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than 60 years ago, Norman Carr helped start an animal reserve and opened it to the public in what was then northern Rhodesia. These days the tour company that bears his name, Norman Carr Safaris, continues to offer lodge stays and safaris in South Luangwa in Zambia. A six-night safari in Zambia is on sale at 2-for-1 prices. The tour includes a lodge stay in South Luangwa National Park and safaris to see impala, hippos, baboons, migrating birds (such as the malachite kingfisher in the photo)
TRAVEL
July 17, 2011
ZAMBIA Service and bike tour During World Bicycle Relief's cycling trip through Zambia, travelers help by building bicycles and distributing them to students (especially girls), small-business owners and medical caregivers. After the philanthropic work, there's a two-day tour of the region. Itinerary: Varies based on the nonprofit's needs, but arrival and departure is out of Lusaka. Dates: Oct. 8-16; 2012: May 19-27, July 21-29, Oct. 6-14 Price: $2,750, double occupancy, including all transportation within Zambia, food and lodging but not airfare.
WORLD
September 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
Zambia's president said Tuesday that he would accept U.S. offers to provide his country with research on genetically modified food, after Zambia rejected grain over worries about its safety. Though nearly 2.5 million Zambians face starvation because of food shortages, the government recently turned down U.S. corn donations that might be genetically modified, saying the corn could pose health risks. U.S. officials offered to help Zambia study modified food.
WORLD
September 23, 2011 | By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times
Zambian President Rupiah Banda, faced with electoral defeat Friday, did something unusual. He ceded power. Banda's concession speech, a rare and conciliatory move for a recent African leader, marked the fourth time power has changed hands in Zambia since independence in 1964, a significant step for democracy in the nation. Banda attended the swearing-in ceremony for his rival, Michael Sata, who was declared the winner by the electoral commission earlier in the day. Sata is a nationalist figure known as King Cobra for his sharp criticisms of China, which has extensive investments in Zambia's copper mines.
TRAVEL
July 17, 2011
ZAMBIA Service and bike tour During World Bicycle Relief's cycling trip through Zambia, travelers help by building bicycles and distributing them to students (especially girls), small-business owners and medical caregivers. After the philanthropic work, there's a two-day tour of the region. Itinerary: Varies based on the nonprofit's needs, but arrival and departure is out of Lusaka. Dates: Oct. 8-16; 2012: May 19-27, July 21-29, Oct. 6-14 Price: $2,750, double occupancy, including all transportation within Zambia, food and lodging but not airfare.
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