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.” [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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. [...]

  • Malawi Helicopter

#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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]