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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...

Ad Hoc Strategies for the Next Industrial Revolution

From IDEAS CITY NYC 2013: IDEAS CITY NYC 2013: Ad Hoc Strategies Panel Discussion from IDEAS CITY on Vimeo.

A Need for Nollywood-style fiction

From the cultural production space,Smart Monkey TV reports: Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwabani talks about: the reasons for a lack of a reading culture in Nigeria; the narrow range of books available; and the need for Nollywood-style...Show More Summary

Antimalarial Agent - Fasoap

CNN reports on the work of Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko creators of Fasoap: Image courtesy of CNN ...an award-winning innovation by two students in Burkina Faso could help reduce the devastating impact of the life-threateningShow More Summary

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