West African Inventor Makes a $100 3D Printer From E-Waste.


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.


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 […]

The Art of Maasai


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…

Pull Down The Ivory Towers


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 […]

From Avaaz – Petition!


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 […]

In Awe of the Light!


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 […]