The island of Saint Helena, a top destination for Napoleon buffs
29 Dec 2017
It's an island so remote that it takes a five-day boat ride from South Africa's Cape Town just to get there. But the voyage to Saint Helena is definitely worth it. This largely unspoilt British territory is home to barely 4,000 people.
The remains of Central African Republic's imperial past
28 Dec 2017
Nicknamed the "Central African Napoleon", Bokassa was the protégé of then French president Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. Today, with its dilapidated palaces and abandoned imperial villas, the country is among the world’s poorest, plagued by corruption and civil war.