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Honey Product Industries

From CNN's African Startup series: Fredrick Matress is the founder of Honey Product Industries which is based in Malawi's capital Lilongwe.

Urban Farming + Makerspaces

The next phase in urban rejuvenation melding urban horticulture and making. From the Urban Farming Guys:


Jay Cousins writing in Afrigadget: The Betabook is a portable whiteboard, which can be used with a smartphone for archiving, content creation, and social media sharing. On local production:The Betabook offers the opportunity to reduce long term material costs and generate additional income streams. Show More Summary

Makerversity's Elaine Burke Khama

Founder of Khama " accessories brand built on collaboration between designers, creatives and makers in London and Kasungu, Malawi." discusses entrepreneurship, making in Malawi and more with Makerversity: This was about your tenth...Show More Summary


Caroline Grellier writing in the Makery: The InnovAfrica forum in Togo, held from the 24th to the 28th of November, brought together 150 Africans from 15 French speaking countries. The trend for 2014 is a strong presence of women and lab projects galore. Show More Summary


Anna Kaziunas France writing in Make: There’s a bio-revolution on the horizon!The Inaugural BIOFABRICATE Summit that took place on December 4th, 2014 was the first event to focus on commercial, artistic and research the disruptive technologies...Show More Summary

Biocoding For Beginners

In Fast Company: image courtesy of Fast Company Cathal Garvey used to work in cancer research. Now he is the scientific director of IndieBio, a biotech accelerator based in Cork, Ireland which is about to open a branch in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Why kids should learn to code for Christmas

From Htxt's maker channel: This Christmas, the best gift you can give your kids (or yourself for that matter), is an opportunity to learn how to code. In today’s competitive job market, digital literacy has become a highly sought after...Show More Summary

Run Cheetah Run

Over at the 1% club: Run Cheetah Run - A New Generation of African Changemakers from 1%Club on Vimeo.


A DIY microscope: image courtesy of PLOS Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have just been made hundreds of thousands of dollars cheaper by a PhD student from Brunel University London who...Show More Summary

Furniture from Mwanzi

via Make: MWANZI - The Spotlight Series by Once Films from Once Films USA on Vimeo.St. Louis furniture builder Jermain Todd crafts beautiful industrial pieces in his studio at a converted brewery space.

Rabbit Republic

A How We Made It piece on mini-livestock entrepreneur Moses Mutua: In Kenya, rabbit keeping is traditionally a hobby for teenage boys. But Moses Mutua is not only changing perceptions, but proving it can be a commercially viable venture. Show More Summary

Paul Kisiangani - Mushroom Entrepreneur/Researcher

A Kobo Ideas profile: image courtesy of Kobo Ideas “Demand for mushroom is rising. Farmers need to grow it just the way they plant maize and beans,” Paul Kisiang’ani, a mushroom researcher at Masinde Muliro University of Science andShow More Summary

Valuraha Financial Services

From Google Spotlight videos:Founder Betty Mutimba describes how Valuraha is making financial literacy accessible to the Kenya market.

Kiira Motors Corporation

From the Makerere folks who prototyped the Kiira-EV. Kiira Motors Corporation a spinoff, debuts the Kiira EV SMACK. HowWe Made it reports:...In mid-November in Nairobi, KMC unveiled a prototype of its sedan hybrid electric vehicle dubbed the Kiira EV SMACK, marking a first in East Africa. Show More Summary

Turtle Car Update

A video on the Turtle Car covered earlier:The Turtle 1 is a concept car that was built within a three-month period, without a prearranged plan or design, using the strengths and possibilities of Suame Magazine

Bantu Wax

Over at the NYTimes: In July, the fashion entrepreneur Yodit Eklund did the unusual. She decided to restructure her four-year-old surfwear brand Bantu Wax, with the aim of reflecting and serving the African surf culture she grew up with. Show More Summary

The Ghana Cookbook

Co-authored by Fran Osseo-Asare: THE GHANA COOKBOOK explores the flavors, ingredients and techniques most common in Ghana. With an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients--especially vegetables, fruits and legumes--Ghana's cuisine is vibrant, healthful and eminently appealing. Show More Summary

Edible Insect Farming - Entomophagy in the DRC

In the Mini-Livestock space, a FAO-DRC initiative: Insects offer high protein, fat and micronutrients content. Market surveys show that insects are already part of traditional diets in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and that local people would readily eat more if available. Show More Summary

Mum, Dad meet Sam

Over on Smart Monkey TV: Co-producers Segilola Ogidan and Edith Nwekenta on Mum, Dad, Meet Sam: the story of the film; the mother's loss of her son; how the idea came about; meeting their director; and their next projects.

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