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October 31 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Oct 31 2014, 09:47:00

Steve Daniels writing in Medium:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Fri Oct 31 2014, 09:33:00

In Agribusiness:

Mr. Mahmud Johnson, Liberia: Mr. Johnson will use his 40 Chances award to establish Kernels for Peace (K4P), Liberia's first fair trade palm kernel oil processing factory, which will help bridge the gap between Liberia's wasted palm kernels (estimated at a value of $4 million) and the market demand for palm kernel oil. By purchasing palm kernels from smallholder oil palm producers, K4P will help increase their incomes by an average of 25-35%. Additionally, K4P will create an estimated 85 additional permanent, full-time jobs for rural women and youth, and will invest 50% of its profits into the community after the first two years of operation. "Solving problems is what drives me as a social entrepreneur. I am concerned primarily with creating opportunities for my fellow ...

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October 30 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 30 2014, 19:59:00

From SciDev:

Scientist Nina Wambiji talks about how the support she has received from AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research and Development) has helped her become a leading researcher in her field. She was granted a fellowship at AWARD after obtaining a PhD in Japan for her research on rabbitfish. AWARD is a two year career development programme for some of Africa's most innovative female agricultural scientists. She outlines why she believes more women in Kenya do not become fisheries researchers, emphasising the need for mentoring to encourage more women to pursue scientific careers. More here

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 30 2014, 19:03:00

Founded by Ayodeji Aladejebi:

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Thu Oct 30 2014, 18:33:00

Prize winning innovators:

Gaironesa Clayton and Chad Atkins, were recognized for their design titled R3. Their prototype is a mechanism that uses old newspaper and turns it into a briquette which replaces firewood, promotes recycling and helps solve the problem of deforestation...If "R3" takes off, it could be a useful tool to slow down the rate of deforestation in Africa where most people use firewood to cook

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October 27 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Oct 27 2014, 16:05:00

A profile from SciDev's PhDs in Focus:

Sugar cane is one of Kenya's most important cash crops. Currently, most of the pulp, or 'bagasse', left after the cane's juice is extracted goes to waste. In this film, John Mwero, an engineer at the University of Nairobi, talks about his PhD research on adding the ash left after burning bagasse to cement. Not only does doing so recycle this readily available by-product, but it also strengthens concrete.

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Oct 27 2014, 07:29:00

From CNBC:

The recent Africa Fashion Week New York is an annual showpiece that signifies the emergence of Africa in the global fashion scene. It shows that Africa is no longer a passive spectator but an active player in the world's top league of innovators and producers. But why should investors is looking at the African fashion industry? Joining CNBC Africa for more is Deola Sagoe, founder of the House of Deola Sagoe.

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October 25 2014

From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Oct 25 2014, 15:58:00

Results are in from a previously highlighted competition held by NKA foundation:

Reinventing the African Mud Hut Together

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From Timbuktu Chronicles Sat Oct 25 2014, 10:21:00

Crowdsourced news from Kenya:

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