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Components of the Hiroshima Bomb were looted from East Africa – New Report

Atomic Bomb dropped over Hiroshima City in Japan, was made by components from East Africa

An old manuscript of the book written by two Belgian Geologists is helping shed light on how the components of the world’s first atomic bomb were taken from East Africa and later on used for the Manhattan Project.

The Manhattan Project was the code name for the initiative to develop atomic weapons during World War II being spearheaded by the United States.

On August 6, 1945, during the Second World War, an American B-29 bomber dropped the world’s first deployed Atomic Bomb onto the city of Hiroshima in Japan.

The Maltese Falcon

The newly discovered publication reveals the highly enriched Uranium-235 that built the bomb christened ‘Little Boy,’ which was dropped over Hiroshima, could have previously been ferried from East Africa.

While it was written more than ten years before WWII, the Book sheds light on how the first Uranium consignment from East Africa, found its way to the United States aboard a Belgian ship in the 1930s.

The ‘Little Boy,’ which shelled Hiroshima was built from Uranium looted from DR Congo, in the present-day East Africa.

But the other ‘Fat Man’ bomb, which was dropped on Nagasaki, later, was made from Plutonium which some say was also produced from Uranium 238 in the same DRC loot.

Experts tracing the source of the Uranium for the Manhattan Project, got on the trail of its Congolese looting, almost a decade before the components were invested in building the horrid weapon of mass destruction.

Producing evidence from a book written by Belgian Geologists and Mineral researchers, they point out that a large stock of Uranium used to manufacture the explosions in Manhattan, was looted from the hardly mentioned Shinkolobwe uranium mine in Katanga Province.

Katanga is a mining region in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country which now forms one of the seven member states of the East African Community.

Headquartered in Arusha, the East African Community is made up of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, the founding members. There is also Rwanda, Burundi, South-Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

DR Congo, according to the book, started attracting attention before the 20th century as the Europeans couldn’t wait to get their hands on this giant of minerals.

The book, written in 1932, by two Belgian geologists, Jacques Thoreau and Robert du Trieu de Terdonck, seems to be a special study on the Shinkolobwe uranium mine in Katanga whose location is purposely being concealed from maps.

Basically the book, which was published in 1933 in Brussels, is an innocent looking research on how the aliens would scoop away the minerals from Congo, ferrying the loot to the United States and Europe.

The 46-page publication titled ‘Le gite d’uranium de Shinkolobwe-Kasolo (Katanga),’ is themed on Uranium mines and mining activities in the DR Congo.

The Little Known Shinkolombwe Mine

The Shinkolombwe Mine of Katanga which was opened in 1921 became a very unique site.

According to the Report, there has never been such a rich concentration of uranium ever found on earth.

When Belgium had been invaded by the Germans in 1940, the Belgian owner of the mines sent his entire Uranium reserve to the United States, for hiding.

He also took time to conceal the location of the Shinkolombwe Mine.

The US is reported to have benefitted from the Uranium consignment.

The Minerals would later be used to develop the first atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima.

More than half of the Uranium at that time came out of the Shinkolombwe mine.

For some reason, it was decided that the name of the place be removed from both the DR Congo and World Maps after the Second World War (WW2).

The Authors

Jacques Thoreau born on 27 September 1886 and died on 11 January 1973 was a Belgian mineralogist and a professor of mineralogy at the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL).

Robert du Trieu de Terdonck who was born on September 25, 1889, died on December 9, 1970, was also a Belgian expert mineralogist.

The Bombings

The Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan took place on 6 and 9 August 1945.

The explosions were detonated by the United States and killed between 129,000 and 226,000 people, with many more continuing to suffer radioactive effects of the explosions.