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
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
When things get serious in the media space, my friends at the Knight Foundation rally the troops. Last week, I was invited to a workshop Knight held with the Aspen Institute on trust, media and democracy in America. I prepared … Continue reading ?
A year ago, I had the opportunity to go to Colombia for the first time, as part of a delegation from Open Society Foundation. We were trying to understand the affects Colombia’s long guerilla war had on the society and … Continue reading ?
Covered earlier, via Konbini: Behind MekaMon - Reach Robotics from silas adekunle on Vimeo.
Founded by Omolabake Adenle: Speak Yoruba from AJA.LA Studios on Vimeo. AJA.LA Studios, builds natural language & speech processing applications for under-resourced languages. We also develop language-learning apps, including our award-winning...Show More Summary
Earlier this month, the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War evoked some great writing, including a piece by Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution. His piece is entitled “The end of Nasserism: How the 1967 War opened new space for … Continue reading ?
A profile from CNN's African Voices: African Voices - Ross Symons Origami from Tony Whaley on Vimeo.
New generation of African innovators recognised by Royal Academy of Engineering prize:Achiri Arnold Nji from Cameroon with Safe Travel, a mobile app that helps prevent public transport accidentsAlex Makalliwa from Kenya with an electric...Show More Summary
From BenBenWe focus on Land & Property Management as we aim to create a reliable land information and transactions system. Coupling the latest in Geomatic Services with Blockchain technology we see ourselves as the pioneers of a newShow More Summary
Reuters reports: A Tanzanian chemical engineer has designed an innovative water filter using nanotechnology to purify water. Dr. Askwar Hilonga says his filter can remove up to 99.99 percent of micro-organisms and contaminants, a potentially major help to African villages where drinkable water is scarce. Jim Drury
Call me crazy, but even though al-Qaida is supposedly the quintessential “Salafi-jihadi” group, I think that a lot of people in the al-Qaida fold, even fairly prominent leaders, don’t really care about Salafi theology. That is, they’re either unaware or … Continue reading ?
via Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator: xoomba in action from heather chaplet on Vimeo. Xoomba is a feisty young design company producing organic fabrics, clothing and textile based products in Burkina Faso, West Africa.
In early March, three jihadist groups in Mali and the Sahara released a video announcing that they have merged into a new group called Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wa-l-Muslimin (The Group for Supporting Islam and Muslims). The jihadist groups involved are: the northern … Continue reading ?
via Kapoks: The Enterprise Facilitation program that Kamina Friends founded in Kamina, DRC is thriving. In the 3½ years that the program has been in existence they have facilitated 50 new businesses, expanded 43 businesses and created or retained 632 jobs. Show More Summary
Imagine a nation with a noble and proud history, but a rough last century. It was occupied by a massive, powerful neighbor to the north, who undermined its political system and land ownership to benefit its national commercial interests. Soon … Continue reading ?
On February 13, President Donald Trump spoke by telephone with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. Many observers, including me and Nigerian analyst Muktar Usman-Janguza, were impatiently awaiting for the White House to post a readout of the call, which it finally did yesterday. … Continue reading ?
via Solar Cities Introduction to Solar C³ITIES from Dominik Jais on Vimeo.
Last week, the Gambia’s post-electoral crisis came to a formal and relatively peaceful end. President Adama Barrow, who won election in December, took the oath of office at the Gambian embassy in Dakar, Senegal, on January 19, the constitutionally-mandated transition … Continue reading ?
A TEDx talk hightlights the work of the practical education networkHeather Been shares experiences on how materials /tools from our local surroundings can be used to make science more interesting.