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From Anifa Mvuemba founder of Hanifa | A 3D Runway Fashion presentation @officialHanifa

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 3:57pm
CNN reports:
Congolese designer, Anifa Mvuemba, gave a preview of what catwalks might look like in a post-pandemic world with a collection using virtual models.

Mvuemba released the latest collection for her fashion brand, Hanifa, on Instagram live on Friday. During the show, the digital models sashayed down the runway with the designer's outfits draped on headless, three-dimensional bodies. The Pink Label Congo collection featured pants and dresses in vibrant colors and was described as the future of runway fashion by spectators...[more]

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SAYeTECH Ghana @sayetech , multi-crop thresher manufacturer https://youtu.be/WFF2UC7ZYQY via @ASMEishow

Fri, 05/29/2020 - 9:37am
SAYeTECH produces multi-crop threshers that use business model innovation to enhance food security and empower the poor. Our two main objectives are to reduce grain (sorghum, rice, maize, soybean and millet) wastage that could feed our future and to empower poor grain farmers with the multi-thresher that can reduce post-harvest losses of by up to 30%, providing enough food to feed Africa’s growing population. Simultaneously the multi-crop thresher will also be increasing the income of smallholder farmers, especially women, by up to 50% every year.

You’re Probably Not a Startup — And That’s Okay by @dequinix https://link.medium.com/WijQeTxTJ6

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 3:39pm
Rahat Ahmed writes:Though this article is focused on the Bangladeshi ecosystem, most of it is relevant to companies and founders all around the world. If you don’t understand all the terminology or situations in here, please ask in the comments and/or leave thoughts on what you’d like to see future articles on...[more]

The Wilfred Ngwa Lab at Harvard – Is Pioneering new Technologies and Approaches (including PhytoMedicines) for Cancer treatment and reducing Healthcare disparities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62jLop-JWq0

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 3:10pm

Dr Ngwa's
research is focused on clinical translation of technologies/approaches that can increase access to quality cancer treatment. This includes smart radiotherapy biomaterials (Tiny drones to Target cancer or nanoparticle drones) and PhytoMedicines. The award-winning drone technologies are designed to help eliminate both local and metastatic tumors with minimal collateral damage or side effects. The drones can be employed to sustainably deliver different drug payloads (including immunotherapy/chemotherapy drugs or cannabinoids) precisely to disease sites or targets, with greater therapeutic efficacy. This work leverages the abscopal effect and the biomaterials drone technology in research to significantly increase survival and quality of life for patients...[more]

Aquaculture in South Africa: Tilapia https://youtu.be/jlaHBjZjQ8Q

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 5:02pm
From EnvironmentZA:

Meet Chibu Akukwe co-founder of Pedro's, Africa's first premium Ogogoro

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 9:39am
Chibu Akukwe is a co-founder of Pedro's, Africa's first premium Ogogoro (covered earlier), sourced from 100% organic palm sap. The spirit is micro-distilled in small batches and handcrafted in Nigeria. Pedro's fuses our forefathers' natural distillation techniques with a new African narrative, to reinvent the original spirit of the continent...[more] View this post on Instagram

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Association of Hospitality & Tourism Schools in Africa (AHTSA)

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 2:37pm
AHTSA is an acronym for the Association of Hospitality & Tourism Schools in Africa. The association draws members from reputable hospitality and tourism institutions in the African region with an aim of facilitating cooperation and networking amongst member schools and the Hospitality and Tourism industry.

The Association is dedicated at fostering development of expertise in member schools though quality evaluation program, capacity building, close networking with related Associations (local and international) and the tourism industry at large...[more]

Meet Richie from Ghana founder of Didi Grande Restaurant Japan

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 9:33am
DiDi Grande makes entrance in Azabu-Juban a classic American Grill & Italian in a contemporary yet comfortable surrounding designed. Utilizing both old and new methods of cooking, DiDi Grande offers simple yet elegant dishes while focusing on Selected Premium Black Wagyu from our Shikishima Farm in Nasu-Tochigi and Hokkaido Prefecture with seasonal japanese ingredients from the freshest market produce. We take pride in serving only the best quality Black Wagyu steaks to our guests...[more]

Why AgVentures @AgVentures2 is betting on agrifood tech in Africa via @MadeItInAfrica

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 8:13am
From How We Made It:“We are at the start of an agrifood tech revolution in Africa and many legacy business models will be disrupted over time.”

So says Gerhard Visagie, co-founder of AgVentures, a South African investment company which backs early-stage tech-enabled businesses with the potential to transform Africa’s agriculture and food industry. AgVentures recently raised an anchor investment of R100 million (about $5.4 million) from Acorn Agri & Food and also announced its first investment...[more]

Masakhane @MasakhaneNLP is an research effort for machine translation for African languages

Sun, 05/24/2020 - 7:57am
Masakhane is a research effort for machine translation for African languages that is open source,continent-wide,distributed and online. This project houses the community, data, code, results and research for building open baseline translation results for African languages...[more]

Film Anatomie Nigeria | Manufacturer of Filmmaking Equipment receives funding from Platform Capital @ThePlatformCap

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 8:12am
Film Anatomie receives funding from Platform Capital an investor in Koniku
Filmmaking Manufacturer. we make camera sliders, cranes, jib, dolly, robotics for film and drones...[more]
we are glad to announce our partnership with Africa's foremost Technology driven investment firm @theplatformcapital....
Posted by Film Anatomie on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Auldon Toys @AuldonToys founded by Paul Orajiaka | A Nigerian toy empire built from the ground up

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 7:45am
From How We Made It: The four-storey Auldon Toys building in one of the busiest markets in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, is testament to a lifetime of growing a successful business based on the simple principle of supply and demand...[more]

Gerocare @gerocare_ng | An elderly home healthcare service in Nigeria https://www.bbc.com/news/av/business-52667793/the-elderly-home-healthcare-service-in-nigeria?fbclid=IwAR0lRlIYBkI2JYvIG4jQuNGblkGDYJD-UMh4Ypm-grWLrBCS2uij8kSr5u0

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:19pm
From the BBC Gerocare is a subscription-based service that aims to improve healthcare for the elderly in Nigeria.

"We know in Nigeria that healthcare is not where it should be, but it's even worse for the elderly...so we are trying to leverage technology to provide care for these people," Gerocare's co-founder and chief executive Ebi Ofrey tells the BBC...[more]

Dryland Bioenergy | A Oxford Martin School & Tropical Power Joint Project

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 10:16am
From the Oxford Martin School:Over 630 million people in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to electricity, on a continent in which an estimated 75 % of the population is rural. Demand for electricity is predicted to double between now and 2030, and this critical energy gap is holding back economic development.

Current solutions have focused on fossil fuels, hydropower and solar power. However a major source of renewable energy could be provided by dedicated bioenergy crops capable of thriving in semi-arid climates...[more]

Banking on Africa: The Bitcoin Revolution https://youtu.be/J9NtkrttqKs

Wed, 05/20/2020 - 8:17am
Coindesk reports: Demand for bitcoin is still surging across Africa, regardless of the broader economic crisis, according to peer-to-peer exchange data from Paxful and LocalBitcoins...[more] ...As the world races to lead the way in blockchain technology, could Africa have an advantage? This documentary follows the journey of Bitcoin pioneers as the continent seeks to leverage cryptocurrency to leapfrog standing world economic powers.

Saman Herve Koua (@KouaSaman ) : Breaking the Wall of Cocoa Diseases via @Falling_Walls

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:14am
From Falling Walls Foundation

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