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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October 24 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Oct 24 2014, 20:55:00

In Benin:

This video presents the SONGHAI center, a sustainable center of micro-enterprise which also trains many young Africans. It is considered as a model of best practices for rural development, sustainable development, employment and training of youths, and self-financing of a company.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Oct 24 2014, 14:32:00

Leila Dee Dougan writing in Africa is a Country about Kushn covered earlier:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Oct 24 2014, 09:43:00

From Nigeria Rising:

Jonathan Lawoyin, Director of Digital Marketing at Ready Set Rocket, traveled to Nigeria for exclusive interviews and a behind-the-scenes look at the industry. Meet the trailblazers now.

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October 23 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 23 2014, 18:57:00

SciDev reports:

The community seed bank in Chefe Donsa, a village two hours' drive east of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, collects and preserves the seeds of local crops to ensure farmers have a steady supply of seeds to sow each year.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 23 2014, 15:22:00

In Wamda...

"how 5 teenagers built one of Algeria's biggest websites":

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 23 2014, 15:05:00

From Fatimata Ly:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 23 2014, 07:08:00

On Kickstarter:

Tomato Jos is an African agricultural production company that believes in the power of farming and processing local food products for local consumption.

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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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