Blog entries from: Timbuktu Chronicles

"A view of Africa and Africans with a focus on entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, practical remedies and other self sustaining activities.".....Emeka Okafor

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April 21 2014

April 20 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Apr 20 2014, 19:03:00

In Dezeen:

In this movie designer and materials researcher Shamees Aden explains how "scientists are now mixing together groups of chemicals [to make] them behave like living cells. They are able to reconfigure, they are able to adapt to light, pressure and heat."...The synthetic production of living materials is so far limited to basic applications - modifying the behaviour of oil droplets in a water solution, for example - but Aden has developed a proposal that uses protocells to make self-regenerating soles for a pair of running shoes.

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April 14 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Apr 14 2014, 09:18:00

In VC4Africa Dan Evans discusses an initiative to map and determine what drives startup ecosystems:

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April 13 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Apr 13 2014, 18:40:00

Senai Wolderufael founder of Feed Green in conversation with HowWeMadeIt:

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April 11 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Apr 11 2014, 22:12:00

From CNN's Africa Startup series:

Eve Zalwango started Awaka, a furniture store in Kampala, Uganda that makes custom wood products from locally grown trees.

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April 9 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Apr 9 2014, 21:51:00

Over at Afri-Love:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Wed Apr 9 2014, 21:12:00

An Indie Cities profile:

Vava Angwengi is a one-woman powerhouse behind VAVA Coffee. She embodies a new African Coffee Culture, fusing exemplary hand crafted quality with a new consciousness for ethically and environmentally sustainable commodities.

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