These beautiful green blades (snapped from 2 directions, 7.7 x 4.3 x 2.8 cm) were mined in the Katanga copper tract in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the 1960’s during uranium exploration, and are an example of the best colour displayed by this radioactive mineral. Named after a Swedish chemist, torbernite is born in granites which concentrate the world’s radioactive (amongst other) elements that don’t fit into the common mantle minerals. The granites then spit out fluids containing these elements (which don’t really fit in the common granitic minerals either) as they cool.
Deadly Mali hotel attack: ‘They were shooting at anything that moved’
(CNN)Gunmen who raided a Malian hotel shouted “Allahu akbar” as they sprayed bullets on tables of people who were gathered for breakfast, a witness said.
The attackers did not say a word to anyone as they opened fire Friday morning, employee Tamba Couye said.
They shot at “anything that moved” as terrified patrons dashed for cover all over the hotel, he said.
By the time Malian and U.N. security forces rushed in and ended the siege hours later, bodies were scattered across the floors of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bamako.
At least 19 people were killed in the attack, said Olivier Salgado, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the nation.
Interesting to see how the media seemed to pay a little more attention than usual on this attack, but not because some Malians were either killed or injured. It was because one of the first Mali attack victim was an American and also some foreigners were either killed or held hostage.
Please pray for Mali and and not just for one life that was lost, but for all the lives that were lost in such a horrendous attack! This is our Africa. Please repost, reblog, post, and let your voices be heard.
“I was born and raised in the Congo (DRC). After leaving Africa, I spent my life traveling around the globe and came back to my native country in June 2013.
Being a person with albinism in many part of Africa is not the best gift life could grant you. Although, the Ndundus (albino in Lingala) in the Congo are better off then their Tanzanian and Burundian counterparts who are killed and mutilated by “witch doctors” - they are stigmatised and discriminated by the society.
But people with albinism in the Congo are gathering and slowly making their way towards integration.
This photo report is a testimony of hope, courage, love and success to give them the dignity they deserve. It can hopefully be used to promote understanding and tolerance towards people with albinism in the Congo and in the rest of Africa.”
Charges dropped against driver in crash that killed 20-year-old:
According to police, the driver of the Cadillac, which was traveling southbound on MD 202, lost control and crossed the center line directly into the path of the oncoming Nissan.The driver of the Nissan, identified as 20-year-old Adedire Olanrewaju Ososanya of Upper Marlboro, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Calero, the driver, also the son of a state senate, was initially charged with DUI and reckless driving, but prosecutors dropped the charges, pending a complete investigation.
Please sign the petition in order to get justice for Adedire here:
“Adedire Olarewaju Ososanya a rising star of his generation and a 3rd year student of Morgan State University was killed in a cold blood car crash on Thursday December 17, 2015 by a hardened and a repeated drunk driver in Largo Maryland. The offender has multiple traffic and criminal records. The alleged drunk driver is James Scott Calero, son of a state senate. James Calero is from Bowie Maryland. WE WANT JUSTICE FOR ADEDIRE PERIOD.”
Nobody is above the law. Ososanya was just 20-years-old. He was a promising young business student at Morgan State University. No mother should have to bury her child! Please sign the petition, it only takes a few seconds. This is our African brother.
The words of people who lost loved ones in DR Congo due to the conflict/war caused by savage terrorist Rwandan, Ugandan and Burundian militants. Even though the war officially ended in 2003 Rwandan and Ugandan militants who are connected to their government still continue to ravage Eastern DR Congo with the help of their governments (and also the a number of countries in the West and Asia)