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From #Nigeria A Prize Winning Urine test for Malaria

A profile of a recent Innovation Prize for Africa winner in Africa News: A Nigerian biotechnology firm has come up with a new simple method for diagnosing malaria. This marks the first time urine, and not blood, is being used to test for malaria. Show More Summary

Testing for malaria—or cancer—at home, via cheap paper strips

via Not Impossible Pam Frost Gorder of OSU reports: image via What if testing yourself for cancer or other diseases were as easy as testing your blood sugar or taking a home pregnancy test? In a few years, it might be. Chemists at The...Show More Summary

Mud and Musk Skincare

A Smart Company report: A Perth entrepreneur working to launch DIY skin care brand that will contribute funds to prevent exploitation and promote sustainability around the world has scored $20,000 to take her business to the next level. Show More Summary

Printing Porcelain in 3D

A post from Jessica at Nervous Systems: image via

FunKidz - Funky Functional Furniture

the Nation reports on a speech by Michelle Obama: “Ciru is from Kenya… we are family,” Mrs Obama said as she introduced Ms Waithaka. “She started a business called FunKidz… to create furniture, accessories and educational toolsShow More Summary

Umgibe Vegetable-Growing System

Another take on sack farming, from the Umgibe Farming Organics Training Institute: What is Umgibe®?Umgibe Farming Organics is a carbon-saving, ecological, organic, income generating vegetable-growing system which provides a platform to market vegetables grown by grassroots farmers from the sub-economic townships of South Africa. image via

'Project Bloks' Programming for Kids

Project Bloks...aim is to create an open hardware platform to help developers, designers, and researchers build the next generation of tangible programming experiences for kids.

Furniture from 'Muti Interiors'

Muti InteriorsBold. Modern. Comfortable.Furniture Proudly Handmade in Uganda For those who like em curvy. New stools have arrived. #ugandan #woodworking #furniture #home #african #wood #design #muti A photo posted by Muti Interiors (@mutiinteriors) on Jun 1, 2016 at 9:56am PDT

Solar Tent Fish Drying

Charles Mkoka writing for Al Jazeera: image via Al Jazeera Fishing communities in Malawi are getting higher prices for their dried fish thanks to simple solar drying technology...[more]

The worst thing I read this year, and what it taught me… or Can we design sociotechnical systems that don’t suck?

I found Shane Snow’s essay on prison reform – “How Soylent and Oculus Could Fix the Prison System” – through hatelinking. Friends of mine hated the piece so much that normally articulate people were at a loss for words. A … Continue reading ?

OpenDrop - Desktop Digital Biology Laboratory

From Gaudi Labs:OpenDrop is a new design for an open source digital microfludics platform for research purposes. The device uses recent electro-wetting technology to control small droplets of liquids. Potential applications are lab on a chip devices for automating processes of digital biology. Show More Summary

Menn Baladha's Glass Collection

A new line from Egypt based design house, Menn Baladha: Just like our clay pots, each piece is individually mouth blown by a skilled craftsman in the heart of Cairo. This time, we are brining you a set of three simple and slim glass pitchers, coupled with wooden lids. The pitcher is designed to have a comfortable and secure grip.

The Islamic State in Libya and Sahelian Recruitment

In late May, the Islamic State’s Wilayat Tarabulus (Tripolitania Province, i.e. northwestern Libya) released a video aimed at recruiting West African Muslims. Entitled “From Humiliation to Glory,” the video’s core argument is that Muslims will face damnation if they do not journey … Continue reading ?

Software Engineering at the Awele Institute for Women

Awele Institute is an immersive software engineering school for African women that also focuses on Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship.We help our graduates secure a job after graduating to help pay their tuition. Our missionShow More Summary

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