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HammerHead Ethnika Furniture

In Nigeria, furniture by Tony Akudinobi: This union called Hammerhead Ethnika has grown into a 10,000 square feet of space, gifted and skilled craftsmen; concentrated supervision and the creation.

'Red Origins' - An Animated Series

On Kickstarter, Alyssa Klein reports in Okay Africa: Red Origins is an animated series currently in development from Kolanut Productions, a Los Angeles-based animation, comic, and gaming production company that focuses primarily on what...Show More Summary

The "Aba Made" Shoe & Leather Industry

Within one of Nigeria'a industrial clusters, A local 'Milan' long time in the making, Eromo Egbejule of Ventures Africa reports:When it comes to what they put on their feet, Nigerians tend to seek out prominent international brands,Show More Summary

3D printing: the future of manufacturing medicine?

Katharine Sanderson in the Pharmaceutical Journal: As the pharmaceutical industry shifts from mass manufacture towards personalised medicine, 3D printing could become part of the drug production line....For Lee Cronin, a chemist at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the developing world is where 3D drug-printing would be most useful. Show More Summary

Digital Media, and Ghana’s Place on the Global Stage

I head to one of my favorite cities, Accra, later this week, to participate in a conference on “The Future of News” and to attend a board meeting for PenPlusBytes, a Ghanaian NGO that trains journalists in computer-assisted reporting, and … Continue reading ?

Scientists-in-Residence at Lab_13

Blogging Ghana reports:...for the past six months, Ghanaian and British Scientists-in-Residence collaborated to facilitate bespoke sessions for pupils from several schools in the area. Some of the activities undertaken included science lessons, experiments, electronic hacks, and a global boat-making competition. Show More Summary

An East Africa Apparel Sourcing Hub?

From Mckinsey: In the past two years, a number of European companies—among them, H&M, Primark, and Tesco—began sourcing some of their garments from Ethiopia. The rest of the apparel industry took notice: since 2013, there has been rising...Show More Summary

Tatek Transformer Factory

More on Ethiopia's manufacturing, a SciDev photo gallery on the Ethiopia Power Engineering Industry: images via SciDev

Making Life

From FAB 11: Wed-Conversations: Making Life from Fab 11 on Vimeo.

Naeem Biviji - Artisanal Architect

From Nairobi, Design Indaba reports:...a rare kind of architect who takes on only small-scale projects and crafts all his furnishings by hand....his studio, which makes bespoke interior furnishings and works on select small-scale architectural...Show More Summary

Manufacturers cite healthy antioxidants and heart benefits in Palm Oil

Laura Johannes in the WSJ: The Claim: Red palm oil, a deep orange fat pressed from the palm tree fruit, is a superfood—packed with healthy antioxidants and good for the heart, say companies who sell it. image via Nutiva The Verdict:Show More Summary

CubiKG - A DIY Open Hardware Monitor-like Device for your Heart

From the Open Biomedical Initiative: A few weeks ago, my doctor told me to keep an eye on my heart with the help of DIY toolkit BITalino, and I wrote about it in Why my doctor prescribed me open hardware. Although I could keep slapping...Show More Summary

KNUST's Central Lab

SciDev reports on Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology's new Central Laboratory: The idea behind it is to reduce costs by sharing equipment between individual departments. And the novel collaborative approach is even more...Show More Summary

DRC's Chukudu (choo-KOO-doo) Designers

Candidates for a local makerspace, Doug Bradbury in Make: Image from Ryan Goebel. Aimé Nshimiyimana grew up in Kiziba refugee camp, where he studied auto mechanics and gained skills in drafting. Now 24, he walks 4 hours round trip to town each day, hoping to make a few dollars fixing cars with loaned tools. Show More Summary

Stop Asking Disney To Do What We Can Do Ourselves

Great response to the diversity conversation, from Bino & Fino: If we want to see more Black African cartoons we have to do the hard work that companies like Disney, Cartoon Network etc. have already done. Instead of only spending energy...Show More Summary

Mwea Aquafish Farm - The fish farm that stands in the middle of rice paddies

From Farmbiz Africa, in Kenya, horticulture merges with aquaculture: In the expansive Mwea area, one farm stands out from the rice paddies with 30 fish ponds and a vegetable garden drawing local and international tourists as a model farm. Show More Summary

DRC's Edible Insects

Entomophagy in the DRC on Al Jazeera: DRC Bugs on the MenuBugs are on the menu in the Democratic Republic of Congo – health experts hope the old tradition will make a strong comeback and reduce hunger.Posted by AJ+ on Friday, July 24, 2015

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