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MOBicure a mobile health company

Emmanuel Owobu is the founder of MOBicure: their Flagship product is ?m?mi...an android-based mobile application that aims to improve maternal and child health. This easy to use mobile application will help mothers keep their children healthy. Show More Summary

Hastings Mkandawire - Maker

YALI Fellow Hastings Mkandawire, is the founder and Director of Turbines Development Enterprise which recently received a $25K grant. After the jump a video of Hastings and his colleague Jimmy Mzilahowa fabbing a generator: HomemadeShow More Summary

Mbetsa Innovations from Morris Mbetsa

Polymath inventor Morris Mbetsa developed an:...anti-theft device called Block and Track. Block and Track is an SMS-based vehicle security system that enables car-owners to monitor their vehicle from a distance. The system he has invented...Show More Summary

Butternut Squash from Kobbiman Farms

Founded by Adjabeng Antwi-Agyei : Kobbiman Farms was established in September 2000 as a mango plantation.The company now has a 700 acre mango plantation aged between five and 10 years. They started exporting exotic mangoes in 2010 and...Show More Summary

Caltech Ventures

Founded by Chris Quarshie, Caltech Ventures is a cassava derived biodiesel and starch manufacturer: 2.2 session by bentil presentation from IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development

Kampala Jellitone - Briquette Maker

Kampala Jellitone in Uganda is a:...producer of briquettes made from agricultural wastes. Made mainly from sawdust, peanut husks and coffee waste, the fuel replaces wood and charcoal helping protect the rich biodiversity of the area....Show More Summary

GreenHouse Ventures

Founded by Roland Fomundam of Jola: The GreenHouse Center (GHC) is Cameroon’s premier sustainable agriculture company. The company is a deployer of the affordable greenhouse technology in Cameroon. We have successfully established the...Show More Summary

The 'Wetu Collective'

In the creative space: image from the 'Nobule' project Like the Swahili name implies, WETU is “ours”; a Zimbabwean collective of like-minded artists who create and develop new work at the meeting place of design, technology and storytelling. We work with brands and individuals to do the same, while telling our own stories along the wayvia Behance

House of Tayo

Founded by Matthew “Tayo” Rugamba: Image: Courtesy House of Tayo Matthew “Tayo” Rugamba House of Tayo was created out of the desire to find a unique way through which to showcase African sophistication, style and flavor through contemporary, locally-made clothing and accessories. Show More Summary

Bélya Design

Founder Aissatou Sene states: I create original designs that are applied to African wax print and presented in a contemporary Western style. Belya is my life; fun and exciting with a vision toward fashion design and business. I enjoy working with craftsman, wax print, leather and cotton to bring my designs to life. Show More Summary

3D Metal and BioPrinters

From Aurora labs on Kickstarter: The S1 is the first 3D metal printer that makes aerospace quality manufacturing available at a price that a homeowner or small workshop can afford. The list of what we can make is literally endless...Alan...Show More Summary

The 'Menn Baladha' Makers

Updates from Menn Baladha studio covered earlier: Menn Baladha from Nahla on Vimeo....founded by a group of Cairo based designers; designing a return to crafts. Menn Baladha literally means “from where it originated". It is an Arabic...Show More Summary

Eki Orleans Fashion by Hazel Aggrey-Orleans

From Spice TV: Hazel Aggrey-Orleans, the driving force behind the Eki Orleans luxury fashion brand shares with us her diverse roots and how she set up her business. Loved for vibrant and feminine designs, Hazel also speaks on her influences and why her signature and unique silk prints make any women in Eki Orleans the 'centre of attention.' via LadyBrille

Bitcoin, Open Source Movement For Decentralized Future

Nozomi Hayase writing in Falkvinge: It all started with a white paper published in 2008. An unknown innovator under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto outlined an open source protocol for a public ledger that has come to be known as Bitcoin – which among other things is a peer-to-peer form of digital cash. Show More Summary

iCog Labs - Artificial intelligence (AI) Research Addis Ababa

In a precursor to the opening of the iCog Lab in Ethiopia. Ben Goertzel wrote in Kurzweilai: image courtesy of iCog Labs...I found that Ethiopian academics, technologists and businesspeople were full of ideas regarding how AI technology might help Ethiopia. Show More Summary

Madlyn Cazalis - Cosmetic and Beauty Line

Odeshi speaks with Christian Ngan founder of Madlyn Cazalis:...In 2012, he decided to quit his job, and scratch his entrepreneurial itch. With $3,000 in savings, he moved back to Cameroon to launch Madlyn Cazalis a cosmetics company....Show More Summary

Bitcoin: The Internet of Money

From Winklevoss Capital: Bitcoin: The Internet of Money from winklevosscap via Business Insider

Andela - Global Talent Accelerator

Andela "produces world-class developers and connects them with top employers. Andela finds the brightest young people in Africa and gives them the training and mentorship needed to thrive as full-time, remote developers for companies...Show More Summary

Building a Africa-Wide Network of Cargo Drones

Jonathen Ledgard writing in Wired: image courtesy of Wired I’m in Somalia, interviewing an al-Qaeda Shabab commander on a stretch of the malarial Jubba River. It is 2009, famine has swept the country and people are starving. Girls sent to the river to fetch water are being eaten by crocodiles. Show More Summary

Ten African Restaurants

Farai Gundan at Forbes reporting from New York City:...For most visitors and even New Yorkers themselves, the sheer number of restaurants in New York City can be daunting and overwhelming. So I teamed up with Akin Akinsanya, a fellow...Show More Summary

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