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"Farming is where the money’s at"

How We Made It speaks with Cynthia Mosunmola Umoru founder of Honeysuckles and Farm Shoppe: “Young Nigerians do not want to dirty their hands anymore, and it just shocks me.” She started Honeysuckles PTL Ventures straight out of college, and today the business is engaged in farming, food processing and distribution. Show More Summary

Building Universities - BAU R&D's Equity Investment in Rhema University

In Nigeria: BAU Research and Development, a higher education investment and research company that provides funding, research and advisory services to her network of institutions and universities in Africa has completed an equity investment in Rhema University, a private Christian University in Nigeria established by Living Word Ministries Inc. Show More Summary

Main One's Tier III Lekki Data Center

Loving Nigeria reports: Leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, MainOne, last thursday announced the opening of its premier Tier III Lekki Data Center, to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud and Disaster Recovery Services in West Africa. Show More Summary

Stand Tall Education Network

In the sustainable education space: The Stand Tall Training Center provides education and training to children in Kampala who are unable to afford the cost of formal schooling, employing an innovative curriculum that articulates traditional academic subjects with life skills, entrepreneurship and vocational training.

Global Voices Summit: Do We Feed the Trolls?

Five days with Global Voices leaves me feeling pretty g […]

Guest Post: Some Observations on the Electoral Campaign in Mali

[I am delighted to share today’s guest post, which comes from Dr. Leonardo A. Villalón of the University of Florida. As his biography attests, he has been a leading expert on the Sahel for over twenty years. He has also been … Continue reading ?

Foldscope Explore

Explore the Microcosmos with Foldscope from Manu Prakash:"Foldscope is a low cost paper microscopy platform for education purposes."

Adventures in Extreme manufacturing

From the TED Blog: A backhoe manufacture in progress at Factor E Farms. Photo: Open Source Ecology What if you could build a civilization from scratch, using tools that could also be built from scratch? In his talk “Open-sourced blueprints...Show More Summary

RESEWO - Building the Indigenous Food Movement

From CNN's African Voices: image courtesy of Goshen College...Mussa is new to the world of agriculture and has enjoyed cultivating her favorite crops this morning. "I didn't know they were edible and now I know, I eat them." In fact,...Show More Summary

'Wakati' Food Preservation Tent

PSFK reports: Wakati is Swahili for ‘time’ and describes an often under-considered enemy in the fight against starvation. Poor refrigeration and highways that take three to four times as long to traverse lead to more food spoilage. This...Show More Summary

Building an Energy Revolution with Microgrids

David Sengeh writing on the Ideas.TED: A friend of mine, Sam Slaughter, is the co-founder of PowerGen, a company that wants to install “microgrids” across the continent. Microgrids are small, local versions of the traditional electricity grid. Show More Summary

Computing with Slime Mould

Trailer for The Creeping Garden: The Creeping Garden is a feature length creative documentary exploring the work of fringe scientists, mycologists and artists, and their relationship with the extraordinary plasmodial slime mould. The...Show More Summary

Microfluidics from the Balagadde Lab

Hosted by K-RITH Bioengineering Laboratory.The Balagadde Lab founded by Fred Balagadde has launched the "first microfluidic chip-making foundry in Africa": K-RITH Bioengineering research brings the rigor and precision of microfluidics to bear on the biology and pathogenesis of HIV and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Show More Summary

Facebook has 100 million monthly active users in Africa. 80% use mobile

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