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WAGE 14, West Africa's first computer gaming exhibition and conference

SmartMonkeyTV in conversation with Adedoyin Ogundoyin founder of WAGE 14: Africa’s computer gaming sector is still tiny but it is beginning to grow. Until recently, it has had almost no public profile. This is about to change in West Africa with a new event in Lagos called West African Gaming Expo 2014 (WAGE 2014). 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

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

DIYBiology and the Biology-Art intersection

In the DIYBio arena: DIYSECT Trailer from DIYSECT on Vimeo.DIYsect is a documentary web-series about DIYBiology and the Biology-Art intersection, co-created by Benjamin Welmond and Mary Tsang...DIYsect is a documentary web-series that introduces people in the DIY Biology, Bioart, and general biotech community. Show More Summary

The Arrival of iFilms

Thembi Mutch writing in ThinkAfrica:...there has also been a noticeable burst of directors shooting films on incredibly low budgets, often on their smart phones and in local transport (tro-tro in Ghana, dala dala in Tanzania, matatus in Uganda). Show More Summary

Agi & Sam Fashion

Agi Mdumulla is the co-founder of Agi & Sam fashion house: Agi & Sam from Edward Housden on Vimeo.Agape Mdumulla and Sam Cotton began the brand with the fundamental thought of designing for 'men'. After years of countless menswear collections...Show More Summary

Akin Akinsanya - Culinary Entrepreneur

Akin Akinsanya is the founder of Panla mentioned earlier and the annual NY African Restaurant Week (NYARW). Hadiatou Wann's blog reported earlier Image courtesy of Hadiatou Wann Close your eyes and imagine being in a room flooded with plentiful, delicious, mouth-watering African cuisine. Show More Summary

Quick Hits

Group AGH, a capital markets and investment companyA report on the circular economy and grassroots innovationTransform Kenya Awards Kamau Gachigi wins in Manufacturing categoryAudacious by Design: Project H Reinvents Hands-On Learni...

Tech Innovators

In SciDev: This month’s podcast features two female innovators who are making a difference in the developing world. First we meet Neeti Kailas, an award-winning Indian designer who is working to improve the early diagnosis of hearing impairment in newborn babies. Show More Summary

Ackeem Ngwenya's Shape-Shifting Roadless Wheel

From Core77: The phrase goes that one oughtn't reinvent the wheel, yet we've seen countless examples of people trying, from square to hubless to powered. The latest wheel reinvention to make the, er, rounds comes from Ackeem Ngwenya, a student of Innovation Design Engineering at London's RCA. Show More Summary

3e Power

A Smart Monkey conversation: Eric Kariningufu, 3e Power talks about: the massive African energy deficit and the huge scale of financing required to close it; the opportunity this represents; two very positive developments in Ethiopia and Nigeria; his own solar project in Rwanda...

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