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Internationallly renowned activist Jane Goodall has done alot to earn her celebrity- a decades long study on Chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe Stream National park, environmental projects that work in harmony with local communities and an awareness campaign that sees her travel 300 days out of the year. In our Mar/Apr issue, Destination writer, Caitlin Nordahl sits down with this remarkable lady and brings you an exclusive profile.

Grab a copy of our special issue to read more about this prolific woman.
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This week at the Box Office, animated film The Croods starring Nicholas Cage took the number 1 spot with an estimated $44.7 million in its opening weekend.

Coming in at second place was action thriller Olympus has fallen starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman garnering $30.5 million.

Oz the Great and Powerful was bumped to third place in its third week still garnering $22 million.

The Call came in fourth place with $8.7 million.

Rounding off the top 5 is another new opening The Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd with $6.4 million which marks the lowest debut for Fey in a live action film.

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The actors who played the renowned Von Trapp family from the Sound of Music movie in 1965 and as they were in 2010!

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A 62-year-old man who bravely dragged a shark away from children at an Australian beach has been fired from his job at a British charity because he had claimed to be on sick leave.

Paul Marshallsea and his 56-year-old wife, Wendy, were on leave from the Pant & Dowlais Boys & Girls Club in Wales for "work-related stress" in January, when he was spotted on a video grabbing the shark in shallow water as it approached the children and pulling it in the other direction. 

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At least seven people including a policeman were shot dead in gun battles in the early hours Thursday when a gang attacked a Kenyan coastal casino, police said.

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Yesterday, a Chinese national was given a choice to pay a fine of KSH30,000 or serve one year in jail after he pleaded guilty to charges of smuggling 439 pieces of worked ivory through Kenya.

The newly endorsed Chinese President Xi Jinping is currently on his first African tour since assuming office 11 days ago which will see him travel to Tanzania, South Africa and DRC. Whilst in Tanzania, President Xi described Africa as "a continent of hope and promise".

China's presence in Africa, and particular in Kenya, has become a heated subject the world over. In Destination's November 2012 issue, writer Helen Kinuthia Gathenji investigated the growing Chinese presence and influence in Kenya. Below is an excerpt:

"The Chinese operate much like a military barracks with stern communication among themselves and noticeable displays of respect for their superiors,” Kamunguna tells me, though this is something I have witnessed for myself through associating with them. In most of the construction sites, they have their offices, which are basically little shacks built temporarily on the sites. They will typically communicate in their native tongue and correlate amongst themselves. However, they are very particular about job performance and outcome. While many local employees do not have complaints about the Chinese employers, Alice Kiuna* had a difficult time. “Working with Chinese is very challenging…and in most cases they turn down opinions of natives,” she said of her time working with a goods import and distribution company. "

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30 years ago today, Michael Jackson shimmied backward across the stage at the Motown 25 taping, a few scant seconds of showmanship that may have marked the critical turning point from his being a superstar to being the superstar of his era.

But who exactly invented the moonwalk? The earliest footage that portrays someone doing something nearly identical to Jackson's fancy footwork in 1983 belongs to dancer Bill Bailey.

Read more here to follow on the evolution of the moonwalk from its early days to how it became Jackson's signature move: http://yhoo.it/14n9Jo8
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“In that second, I shot him, two times in the forehead," he told Esquire. "Bap! Bap! The second time as he’s going down. He crumpled onto the floor in front of his bed. He was dead. I watched him take his last breaths. And I remember as I watched him breathe out the last part of air, I thought: Is this the best thing I've ever done, or the worst thing I've ever done?”

The above is an excerpt from the 15,00 word story run by Esquire in their February 2013 issue on the Navy Seal who shot Osama Bin Laden. The story, by Phil Bronstein, offers a compelling glimpse into the life of the Shooter (Esquire protected his real identity), who retired from the Navy in September 2012 and is now struggling to support himself and his family. "What is much harder to understand is that a man with hundreds of successful war missions, one of the most decorated combat veterans of our age, who capped his career by terminating bin Laden, has no landing pad in civilian life," writes Bronstein.

According to the story, the Navy Seal has no health insurance, no job and fears retaliation for his action. The story has however been brought into question by the US military newspaper Stars & Stripes.  The Pentagon is also said to be looking into the story to see whether ‘The Shooter” as he is referred to in the story to protect his identity revealed any classified information.

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Today is International Day of Forests 2013!
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Yesterday night on the local news, there was a a story on a 13 year old boy with albinism from Embu. This young boy has been forced to drop out of school after a relative and some unknown people attempted to kidnap and attack him. Watch the video here:http://bit.ly/106Ldnt

In our September issue, Destination Magazine investigated the challenges Albinos face in our society. These challenges range from health problems to discrimination to the threat of kidnapping and violence. Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/12pePiu
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Dying to try lion? If you live in Illinois, you'd better get your fix quickly before proposed legislation would make the "mane" course a Class A misdemeanor.

linois State Representative Luis Arroyo proposed HB 2991 to the state's General Assembly last month. If the Lion Meat Act passes, Illinois will become the first U.S. state to forbid lion slaughter, or for any person to possess, breed, import, export, buy or sell lions for the purpose of slaughter - making it illegal to serve or sell lion meat at restaurant, hotel or other commercial establishment. Offenders would face a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500 if convicted.

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Destination is a sophisticated high quality, glossy and visually impacting magazine that was launched to raise the profile of East Africa and to showcase pertinent issues facing our region, our fascinating culture and colourful history, excellent travel experiences and dynamic local and international personalities.