and lick and cuddle it! From photographer Michel Denis-Huot, on his safari in Kenia’s Masai Mara in October last year. They let it leave afterwards without hurting it:
From Inhabitat.com: Kodjo Afate Gnikou, a resourceful inventor from Togo in West Africa, has made a $100 3D printer which he constructed from parts he scrounged from broken scanners, computers, printers and other e-waste. The fully functional DIY printer cost a fraction of those currently on the market, and saves environmentally damaging waste from reaching […]
Comet rained fire on Earth 28 million years ago, study says. From GlogalPost.com: Twenty eight million years ago a giant comet smashed into Earth and exploded in the atmosphere. The explosion rained fire over modern day Africa and left a layer of silica glass over the Sahara desert. The glass was formed as the comet’s […]
Originally posted on On Lake Victoria:
Maasai by Samuel Susumo 2012 The fascination with Maasais appears as widespread amongst Tanzanians as it is amongst Westerners. Depictions of them are everywhere; in charcoal, oil paint, pastels, wooden sculptures. Always walking abreast, their Pangas at angles away from their bodies, their earlobes swinging as they walk. Some…
From the mouths of babes…
From The Flaming Vegan: I know that this is a depressing subject for a blog but there has been a lot in the news lately about the poaching of wild animals so I felt moved by my anger and sadness to write about it. The news items lately have mainly featured the spate of killing by […]
2000 years old tree in South Africa known as tree of life (Baobab) Related article: A Supertree! – from ralphiesportal.me
At any moment, a big-game hunting corporation could sign a deal which would force up to 48,000 members of Africa‘s famous Maasai tribe from their land to make way for wealthy Middle Eastern kings and princes to hunt lions and leopards. Experts say the Tanzanian President‘s approval of the deal may be imminent, but if […]
Some indigenous art and dancing.
Old McDonalds has a lot to answer for!
I was being driven along through the African countryside early one evening, which gave me time to enjoy the view. When dusk started to tumble from her perch, my artist’s eyes became enamored with the peculiar light of the dusk, which is decidedly different on this continent, than anywhere else I have ever been. Could […]
Somewhere an eagle flies soaring o’er the dappled skies of Africa Somewhere a tortoise cries ploughing through the vast disguise of Africa. A springbok dies and a day is born The sun comes up to greet the dawn; A child is sighing like a bird And a nation is sounding a very new word. Somewhere […]
Brrr, I’m shivering in my soul. After almost a decade of being jobless and seven years on the street, I am finally going to have to start doing a proper job as logistics manager again. Frankly, I am not looking forward to it. The freedom of the street is so alluring, to be able to […]
I am going to be naughty here and I shall entreat the Maestro SelangorNight to translate this into a poem!?