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"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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September 21 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Sep 21 2014, 11:13:00

A BBC profile:

''This is the site designated for us by the town hall. We have been appalled to discover there is no safety provision. Men, women and children walk through the site. But our company is a going concern. What are we to do with the rubbish?'' asks the 30-year-old general manager of Macrowaste.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Sep 21 2014, 08:35:00

A novel type of education hub? CNN reports:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Sep 21 2014, 08:14:00

For Somali entrepreneurs:

Fiiri Bandhiga is a convention scheduled on September 21, 2014 in London. 32 Somali entrepreneurs living in the UK, and working in diverse fields such as fashion, cuisine, media, agriculture and development have been selected.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Sun Sep 21 2014, 08:00:00

Tamasin Ford reporting at the BBC.Thierry N'Doufou founder of Qelasy:

"We continue to go to school here as we went to school 100 years ago," says the 36-year-old entrepreneur.

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September 20 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Sep 20 2014, 09:55:00

Korea has its famous kimichi; France its slew of smelly cheeses; all branded, protected and promoted confidently.Therein lies a similar opportunity for Nigeria's ogiri,masa, ogi and other fermented foods.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Sep 20 2014, 09:00:00

At Qamp its makerspace tools are materializing from the immediate environment:

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September 19 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Sep 19 2014, 20:31:00

A series that unravels DIYbio:

The first episode of the DIYSECT web-series, 'Learning in Public' introduces several members of the do-it-yourself biology movement (Norfolk's Biologik, Victoria's Biospace, and Sunnyvale's Biocurious), as well as tactical performance artists Steve Kurtz (Critical Art Ensemble), Claire Pentecost, and subRosa (Faith Wilding and Hyla Willis). What these groups have in common is idea of public amateurism: hacking hardware, ideas, and life, and revealing that process in the public sphere. These practices reinforce the idea that you don't have to be classically trained to engage with biology, and show that having access to the tools of biotechnology empowers the everyday citizen with technical knowledge as well as social-political insight into the world we ...

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Sep 19 2014, 19:32:00

Unlocking the data gap,founded by Sara Menker Gro Ventures:

Gro Intelligence cultivates opportunities. We gather, aggregate and process data using proprietary algorithms to unlock crucial insights into weather patterns, trade flows, pricing dynamics and production. We provide our users actionable agricultural data to drive higher productivity and greater access to capital.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Sep 19 2014, 09:38:00

Repurpose Schoolbags are product of Rethaka:

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