Blog entries from: Timbuktu Chronicles

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July 31 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Jul 31 2014, 10:33:00

A footwear company:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Jul 31 2014, 10:24:00

An Afrimakers project in Instructables:

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July 29 2014



From Timbuktu Chronicles Tue Jul 29 2014, 08:32:00

In Uganda, Misaki Wayengera is leading an effort to develop paper strip tests for Ebola and Marburg:

A project in Uganda that aims to develop a paper-strip test for the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses...funded by the Grand Challenges Canada project....The paper strip test would, if developed, help test for the virus in a cheap and quick manner within the community just like it is done for malaria.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Tue Jul 29 2014, 08:09:00

An initiative of the Brown Button Foundation led by Adepeju Mabadeje Jaiyeoba:

Mother's Delivery Kits are cost-effective and life-saving kits, for safer childbirth, developed by a team of medical professionals in Nigeria.

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July 24 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Jul 24 2014, 16:10:00

SmartMonkey TV reports:

GamersNights is a short overview of multiplayer computer gaming in Uganda with interviews with some of the key players. The interview covers: how GamersNights came to be set up (Samuel Odeke) ; the age and gender of the players; what games people like Saint enjoy playing; the localisation of content for Call of Duty; a rig for speed games built by Douglas Were; and why multiplayer computer gaming can help develop connectivity in Africa by Kyle Spencer. 'People come from all over Africa to play in Uganda because we have the best server'

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July 23 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Jul 23 2014, 22:34:00

A Robohub report:

Where drones are being used for filming, there is no doubt someone catering to their needs and providing them with equipment. SteadiDrone is a proudly South African UAV manufacturer, founded in 2012 in the beautiful town of Knysna. Their flagship product is the QU4D, RTF quadcopter, which uses the APM 2.5 autopilot from 3D Robotics and is able to carry a GoPro camera on board

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Jul 23 2014, 21:58:00

Afrigadget reports:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Jul 23 2014, 09:31:00

Makers in action, BoraWear support them on Kickstarter:

Bora is a swahili word meaning: first-rate, excellent, better, or best.

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July 22 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Tue Jul 22 2014, 07:21:00

They could do the same for Africa. Bill Dietrick reports in Forbes:

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