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Thirty Maryland Students Robbed at Gunpoint in South Africa on Tour Bus

An Embarrassment to Zuma By Melanie Nathan, May 14, 2014. Armed robbers boarded a tour bus and robbed 30 American students at gun point in Pretoria, South Africa. The students, from a Maryland university, on a trip to South Africa will return home early. No one was injured during the robbery according to Stevenson University. […]

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Did the Ugandan Ambassador Wonekha Lie About NTA Partnership to Boost Tourism

NTA denies it has a Partnership with Uganda to Boost Tourism creating suspicion that Ambassador lied in Embassy Post By Melanie Nathan, April 24, 2014. The Ugandan Ambassador to the United States, Hon Oliver Wonekha,  posted a headline and article on the Ugandan Embassy website declaring a partnership between NTA, National Tour Association, of North America, […]

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Richard Branson Calls for Boycotts to Uganda if Anti-Homosexuality Bill is Law

“I would urge other companies worldwide to follow suit.” By Melanie Nathan, Dec 24, 2013, 8:41 am. Richard Branson, was about to do business with Uganda when he changed his mind.  The Virgin founder said Uganda must abandon the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would make homosexuality punishable by up to life in prison.  Unless the […]

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Wild Rainbow Safaris Includes Uganda Regardless of Kill the Gays Bill

While calling for general boycotts may not serve the poor in such countries, I am not torn when it comes to making suggestions about travel.  I cannot stomach nature when I am told not to be natural! If I cannot be who I am, and my sister in that village across the way cannot be […]

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Gays as Accidental Anti-Gay Tourists in Africa – The Lioness and the Wallet

By Melanie Nathan, 01/05/2012 When we as Western tourists go to Africa, we go to view nature – to visit tribal villages, to see the dance and hear song; we sit eagerly at waterholes waiting for the lioness to pounce the unsuspecting deer, while the landscape and the vast bush yields to the pristine African […]

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PUSH FOR PASSAGE – Out 4 Immigration Deploys….. for UAFA

If you check and affirm more than one of the following  items listed below, then this Article applies to you:-                      Do you believe that all people should be treated equally Do you endorse “the right to pursue happiness”  as per the US constitution When faced with the […]

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Table Mountain Ablaze

 I received a surprise email (ala facebook) from a childhood friend; we share a name.  She told me that Table Mountain is ablaze.  I went online and found this link with pictures. Wow – beautiful Table Mounntain and parts of the city in danger.  Take a look, Good luck down there!!     http://imod.co.za/2009/03/18/cape-town-fire-is-too-much-to-comprehend/

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Hilton Hotels executive Gregory Dillon dies at 86

Thanksgiving this year was special. We went down to LA and stayed with cousins Jenine and her husband Greg.

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