Blog entries from: Timbuktu Chronicles

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October 21 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Tue Oct 21 2014, 08:38:00

The field of 3D printing continues to evolve on a number of fronts from input materials:

A new Italian company is demonstrating a super-tall, portable machine that will bring 3D-printed dwellings to impoverished regions.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Tue Oct 21 2014, 08:18:00

In VC4Africa, a pitch from Olumuyiwa Akin-Ogundeji founder of TELIOS Trading.

There is a 250,000 MT/per annum shortfall in the supply of oil palm products in Nigeria. This shortfall is presently valued at $250 Million. Despite having sufficient land and farmers to meet this shortfall - it is not being met! Our intent as a social enterprise is to organise and lead small holder oil palm farmers in communities and villages across the oil palm producing region of Nigeria to fill this gap within the next decade, while transforming the socio-economic realities of these farmers and their communities.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Tue Oct 21 2014, 08:06:00

In South Africa:

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October 20 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Oct 20 2014, 15:05:00

Led by Chibuike Kenechukwu, Spur On Stage aims to become an "African Broadway" described as...

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October 17 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Oct 17 2014, 14:00:00

David Edwards writing in Wired:

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October 16 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 16 2014, 17:30:00

From infodev:

...Mushroom Blue is revolutionizing Nairobi's produce market by introducing innovative cultivation techniques that can turn coffee waste into a potent fertilizer. We sat down with Nyawira Gitaka, co-founder of the company, to talk about her innovative ideas and the plans for the future of her business.

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October 13 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Oct 13 2014, 09:35:00

A potential tool in the fight against Ebola.Darren Wilkins of Sahara Technology writing in in Liberia's Daily Observer:

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October 12 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Oct 12 2014, 22:30:00

From GESA Makers at Makers Faire 2.0, images of fabrication and making from Ghana Fablab:

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