Blog entries from: Timbuktu Chronicles

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August 29 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Aug 29 2014, 12:48:00

How We Made It reports:

The top 12 finalists have been announced for the 2014 Anzisha Prize. The competition recognises and celebrates African entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 who are using business to solve problems in their communities. The top three winners will be announced on 23 September, and will win a share of the US$75,000 prize money...[continue reading]They are:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Aug 29 2014, 11:01:00


São Tomé was once the world's biggest exporter of cocoa, but a decade ago the global cocoa price crash destroyed the industry here and desperate farmers have been clearing the forests to find alternative ways to make a living. But then the rising global demand for organic chocolate changed everything. IFAD joined forces with French organic chocolate company, Kaoka, to revive the island's cocoa industry. And it looks like chocolate might just save this island.Building the organic chocolate industry should be the next step, exporting commodities isn't enough.

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August 28 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Aug 28 2014, 21:48:00

In robotics:

Chinwe is currently researching autonomous self-adapting industrial in-house built robots, and how they can be used to facilitate mass customization. Robots, she hopes, will learn from their own experiences without being restricted to pre-conceived routines. In other words robots will use their experiences to think for themselves.via Igbo People

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Aug 28 2014, 11:58:00

Richard Ssekibuule writing in Medium:

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August 25 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Aug 25 2014, 09:53:00

Its not the development folks or Aid givers that will build the continent.Africa's future depends on people like "Kwadwo Safo, owner of the Kantanka Group of Companies covered earlier.Kent Mensah of Al Jazeera reports on "Ghana's talented but ignored inventors":

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August 23 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Aug 23 2014, 19:06:00

Silumesii Maboshe, founder of Pencil Case Studios:

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August 22 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Aug 22 2014, 16:09:00

From TechCabal's, "Girl Who Code series", Ofure Ukpebor:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Aug 22 2014, 14:19:00

UpNairobi profiles three companies in the business of creating products from repurposed and recycled materials:

Gabriele Buracchi led:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Aug 22 2014, 11:50:00

From Doregos Private Academy the maker nurturing school that produced the urine powered generator.Award winning interdisciplinary research from Eveshorhema Sophia Samuel-Alli & Ibukunoluwa Ruth Oladeinde for "Walnut: A Sustainable Solution to Halitosis':

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August 21 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Aug 21 2014, 22:11:00

From PFSK reports:

PSFK The Maker's Manual from PSFK

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