Mount Nyiragongo

Wat veronderstel moet wees om 'n rustige nag te wees, het in 'n groot rivier van lawe vuur opgegaan waar dit vir kilometers ver waargeneem kon word.   Duisende vlugtelinge vlug vir hul lewens.  Alhoewel sy al lankal tekens getoon het van geweldadige uitbarsting,  het dit steeds nie die mense om haar gekeer om toe al… Continue reading Mount Nyiragongo

DRC – minerals

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has large reserves of cobalt, gold, gems, copper, timber, and uranium. However, the most valuable resource that the DRC possess is its large reserve of diamonds. Diamonds essentially serve as a pillar to the DRC's struggling economy. * The Town of Beni Beni lies within the North Kivu region… Continue reading DRC – minerals

DRCongo – Ebola outbreak (Africa)

  The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) declared their tenth outbreak of Ebola in 40 years on 1 August 2018. The outbreak is centred in the northeast of the country. With the number of cases passing 2,500, it is now by far the country's largest-ever Ebola outbreak. It is also the second-biggest Ebola epidemic ever recorded, behind the… Continue reading DRCongo – Ebola outbreak (Africa)

DRC – Mining – illegal miners – Glencore

  Thousands of illegal miners operate in and around mines in southern Congo. At least 36 artisanal miners were killed on Thursday when part of a copper and cobalt mine owned by Glencore collapsed in southeast Congo, the provincial governor said.   The accident occurred in the KOV open-pit mine at the Kamoto Copper Company concession,… Continue reading DRC – Mining – illegal miners – Glencore

SA Soldiers to DRC

PIC taken at Bram Fischer International Airport in Bloemfontein. Guess what an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767 is doing in Bloemfontein...taking SA soldiers to the DRC for another 6 months. And most people don't even care. Also. Shows how badly the SAAF needed those A400M planes.  (James Styan) More questions than answers: He said he find… Continue reading SA Soldiers to DRC