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Nwakama Dredge Fabrication Company

Nwakama Dredge Fabrication company intends: image via To build a world class pan African dredge manufacturing company and promote our indigenous technological capability in the area of dredge construction highlighted invia

?Zasaka Agro

In agribusiness a Mass Challenge 2016 participant: Zasaka works with Zambian smallholder farmers to produce high quality legume seed. Zambian farmers are vulnerable to the production of the same crop every season. The crop is victim to volatility in prices and offers very little returns to the farmers. Show More Summary

Liha Beauty - A Natural Skin Scare Company

Chioma Nnadi writing in Vogue: If you grew up in an African household (or as part of an extended Nigerian family, like this writer), then you’re likely familiar with the look and feel of raw shea butter—crumbly in texture, bumblebee yellow in color—at the very least. Show More Summary

Niyi Okuboyejo’s 'Post-Imperial' Fashion Line

Daniel Penny in the Village Voice: image via Niyi Okuboyejo is worried one of his twin boys will get ahold of his scissors; a bookcase is all that separates his living room from the studio of his menswear brand, Post-Imperial. Silk scarves, bolts of fabric, pens and pads, and (yes) scissors festoon this corner of the Harlem apartment. Show More Summary

Google Science Journal

Techxplore reports: One way that younger learners can take notes, observe, interpret and predict: Google has announced a Science Journal. This is designed to be a digital science notebook for Android devices. What might be a 20-minute classroom talk can turn into a structured experiment using this app called Science Journal...[more]

What’s hot on the Lagos fashion scene

Nana Ocran on the Virgin Atlantic Blog: image via When it comes to fashion in Africa, Lagos is a leading light. From high end to streetwear, markets to boutiques, this city can dress you up or down in traditional attire, avant-gardeShow More Summary

Maker Scientists Build a World-Class Lab

Annalee Newitz writing in ArsTechnica: image via Hope Jahren's memoir about becoming a biogeoscientist—someone who studies the deep geological history of plant life on Earth—is the year's biggest surprise bestseller. Humbly titled Lab...Show More Summary

Africa's $31 billion fashion industry profiled in 'Fashion Cities Africa'

Nosmot Gbadamosi writing for CNN:...a new exhibition and book explore fashion and street style in four major African cities - Johannesburg, Casablanca, Lagos and Nairobi."I wanted to capture a sense of the breadth and scope of the African fashion Renaissance through the prism of these four cities," says the book's editor, Hannah Azieb Pool.

Nigeria's 'Tryctor' Tractor

An award winning piece of equipment for small-scale farmers: The Tryctor is a three-wheeled mini-tractor for small-scale farmers. It can also be used as a mobile generator. Using low-cost local components, it is affordable, easy to maintain, efficient and simple to operate. Show More Summary

Apply to FastForward Student Innovation Fund #Nigeria

Launched in Nigeria: FastForward Student Innovation Fund identifies, funds, and supports the startups and innovative companies of tomorrow today, while their founders are still students or recent graduates. We will be funding final year...Show More Summary

Hacking an Artificial Pancreas

Mark Mann writing in Motherboard: Algorithms are boring until your life depends on them. People with Type 1 diabetes use algorithms all day long. They perform mental calculations to manage their blood-sugar levels, which are measured by hand with a finger prick, or with a wearable sensor that fits under the skin. Show More Summary

Senegals Budding Robotocists

Al Jazeera profiles a robotics event founded by Sidy Ndao:

Open source and DIY hardware for DNA nanotechnology labs

Over at NCBI: Abstract image via A set of instruments and specialized equipment is necessary to equip a laboratory to work with DNA. Reducing the barrier to entry for DNA manipulation should enable and encourage new labs to enter the field. Show More Summary

Fingerprint Car starting Module | Kuanza Gari

Joseph Kitamirike's Uganda based team developed Kuanza a biometric vehicle starting device:via BizTechAfrica

Bootcamps vs. College

Ammon Bartram in TripleByte: Programming bootcamps seem to make an impossible claim. Instead of spending four years in university, they say, you can learn how to be a software engineer in a three month program. On the face of it, this sounds more like an ad for Trump University than a plausible educational model. Show More Summary

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