African Innovation

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  • Innovation finalists

#2 – Africans Impacting Quality Of Life In London

"International students bring in billions to London’s economy every year, and help to make London what it is: the home to the best in design, creative industries, technology, legal services, architecture, shopping, cuisine and entertainment.” Read More >> Source: Ventures Afrca

  • Courier App

#7 – The Technology Solutions For Africa’s Transport Woes

Previously, companies would have relied on expensive courier services like DHL. But, increasingly, Uber-style courier apps are springing up in Africa, such as Kenya’s Sendy and South Africa’s WumDrop. They are seeing strong uptake. Read More >> Source: AFK Insider

  • Winners of the Made In Africa Prize
  • innovation for Africa prize winners

#7 – Meet The Winner Of Africa’s Innovation Prize

Dr Valentin Agon of Benin won the coveted award for his anti-malarial drug Api-Palu. The drug is made from natural plant extracts, is cheaper than other alternatives, and has hit the market in Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Central African Republic. Read More >> Source: True Africa  

  • Mobile App that helps in rape cases

#3 – Human Rights Activists Create An App To Properly Deal With Rape Cases

MediCapt is one of several new mobile-phone applications designed to bring justice for the victims of rape. It allows the user or medic to send digital forms and photos to the police when gathering evidence. Read More >> Source: Bloomberg

#8 – Malawian Makes Helicopter For Under $500

Felix Kambwiri, who left school aged 16, has spent about $350 on the project, including $100 on its converted motorbike engine, which he hopes to upgrade if a donor comes forward with extra funds. Read More >> Source: eNCA

  • The slogan for Africa Business Conference MIT 2013

2013 MIT Sloan Africa Business Conference: Celebrating Innovation

The Africa Business Conference MIT - Redefining Africa. From mobile apps to new initiatives to increase access to Broadband Internet, Africa has experienced a lot of innovative successes in the last few years. Where better to celebrate this success than at the epicenter of innovation, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [...]

  • Yinka Shonibare’s “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle”

African Innovation and Exchange at the Brooklyn Museum

What is Africa? Applause Africa invites its audience and panelists to answer this multi-faceted question on Saturday. Its event at the Brooklyn Museum entitled, “African Exchange: What is Africa?” also celebrates African Innovation, a new exhibit at the museum. Introducing the topic will be Africa.com’s short film Africa Straight Up. [...]

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