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West Africa’s Most Daring Designer - Maki Oh

Alexis Okeowo writing in the New Yorker:Is conservative Nigeria ready for Amaka Osakwe?More here

Disappointment in Kenyatta's backyard after Supreme Court ruling

In President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard in central Kenya, there is a lot of anger and disappointment since the verdict of the Supreme Court.

African press review 20 September 2017

The Kenyan Supreme Court has been explaining why it annulled the second round of last August's presidential election. MPs in Uganda haver come to blows over the move to change the constitutional rule limiting the maximum age of a presidential candidate to 75. And there's more bad new for the South African economy.

Legal worries persist in Kenyan election re-run

Several legal concerns surround the organisation of Kenya’s presidential poll re-run, the head of country’s law society told RFI on Tuesday. Any delays to new elections pushing the polls beyond the end of October could plunge the country into a constitutional crisis, while the replacement of electoral commission staff could prove legally tricky under an incumbent head of state.

African press review 19 September 2017

Kenya's Raila Odinga wants 12 election officials axed before rerun of the presidential elections. Biafran separatists challenge Nigeria to prove that Nnamdi Kanu is still alive. And South Africa's ruling ANC traces 4,000 fake party members in KwaZulu-Natal amid looming pre-election violence.

Ugochukwu Godson Ikpeoh - Electronics Maker #Nigeria

Founder of: UGOvations™ Engineering is where ingenuity, innovation, creativity, electronics and technology meet.

Electricity Free Anesthesia with the Universal Anesthesia Machine (UAM)

Matt Petronzio writing in Mashable: image via For many hospitals in rural parts of the developing world, electricity is unreliable at best. In the course of one day there can be brownouts and power spikes. Electricity may cut off for hours or even days at a time, without any warning. Show More Summary

Startup Places Skilled Workers in Tech Jobs , No Degree Needed

Laborx Has sent candidates to Amazon, Google and more...Founded in 2015, LaborX is an online platform that matches high-tech employers with skilled but nontraditional job candidates — such as those with technical training but no college degree. Show More Summary

African press review 18 September 2017

Kenya's elections body meets to discuss a possible delay of the repeat Presidential poll. Nigeria slams "treasury looters for 'bankrolling" ethnic Igbo separatists. And Chinese syndicates are accused of running a new black market on rhino horns from Johannesburg.

Central bank cryptocurrencies

From the Bank for International Settlements:New cryptocurrencies are emerging almost daily, and many interested parties are wondering whether central banks should issue their own versions. But what might central bank cryptocurrencies...Show More Summary

Street Food from Musana Carts

Nataliey Bitature writes: image via Africa’s urban areas are booming, experiencing a high urban growth rate over the last two decades at 3.5% per year. This growth rate is expected to hold into 2050. With this growth, street food is going to become one of the most important components of African diets. Show More Summary

How media and ethnic politics intertwine in Africa

Journalists Kelvin Lewis in Sierra Leone and Linus Kaikai in Kenya discuss how best to navigate the murky waters of ethnic politics, especially when reporting on elections. They found out that even though their countries were on opposite sides of the continent, they shared the same concerns over how political blocs play on ethnicity to win votes.

African press review 16 September 2017

Nigeria's military classifies IFOP Igbo separatists in terrorism blacklist, as South-South governors denounce its agenda while a constitutional crisis looms in Kenya.

Seawater Based Agriculture with the Sahara Forest Project

In Tunisia,Qatar & Jordan: Sahara Forest Project: From vision to reality from Sahara Forest Project on Vimeo. The Sahara Forest Project is a new environmental solution designed to utilize what we have enough of to produce what we need more of, using deserts, saltwater, sunlight and CO2 to produce food, water and clean energy. Show More Summary

UN Peacekeepers under fire over sex abuse claims

The United Nations said on Thursday it was looking into allegations that complaints of sexual abuse and exploitation made against its peacekeepers in the conflict-torn Central African Republic were mishandled or unreported. This is not the first time such allegations and complaints put the UN peacekeeping missions under fire.

Earthen Flooring from EarthEnable, Rwanda

EarthEnable: Sustainable earthen flooring for Rwanda from EarthEnable on Vimeo. Dust is kicked up, spills and puddles stick around, and the floors of peoples’ homes become a breeding ground for mosquitos, parasites, and all of the disease that comes with them. Show More Summary

African press review 15 September 2017

Rwanda and Uganda will help Israel out of its African migrants quagmire, wjhile Nigerians fear for the worse as Biafran seperatist leader is arrested.

First off-grid solar house unveiled in Lagos

ESI Africa reporting from Ejigbo, Lagos on a project by Concept Technologies founded by Tokunbo Tonade: Officially launched our Solar house that powers six aircons on Saturday 9th of Sep A post shared by Tokunbo Tonade (@tktonade) on...Show More Summary

Tunisia's amnesty law accused of protecting Ben Ali-era corruption

A law granting amnesty to thousands of people linked to former President Zinedine Ben Ali has sparked outrage with critics saying it whitewashes corruption. But, despite protests in parliament and on the streets, the ruling coalition is sticking to its guns.

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