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Ebola Treatment in Clinical Trial Brings Hope

On April 19, Voice of America reported that in “BENI – An Ebola flare-up in eastern Congo may spread again after a patient escaped from a clinic, complicating efforts to contain the disease that has infected six people since last

Kenya: Safi Sarvi Organic Fertilizer

Samuel Rigu is the innovative founder and CEO of Safi Organics. Safi Sarvi organic fertilizer is an affordable product that helps rural farmers generate wealth in the agriculture industry and to compete in emerging economies. Rigu explains that, “we convert

Rwanda focuses on a Technology Economy

Rwanda is leading the way to implement ‘Made in Africa’ technology, such as smartphones and laptops. Andela–a software development training firm that invests in Africa’s most talented software engineers–set up its Africa office in Kigali in July 2018. Also in

Kenya: young Kago Kagichiri invents a virtual library for rural disadvantaged students

In 2009, Kago decided to drop out of college as a junior pursuing a degree in  IT at Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, to concentrate on a more pressing issue that he was confident and capable enough to

Flight Simulator built by Congolese pilot and engineer

In 18 months Illith Ongagna with the help of secondary school students from Brazzaville, the capital city of the Republic of Congo built a flight simulator made out of recycled materials. This innovation could put Brazzaville on the map for

Ugandan innovators’ have breast cancer detection

Three young male technology experts from Uganda developed an app that uses a simple process to collect images and screen ultrasounds that locate any signs of breast cancer.  This diagnostic cancer innovation concept is the result of an inspiration that

Ivory Coast: Environmental entrepreneur reforest areas by resorting to Kenyan Seedball solution

After an initiative in Kenya to encourage reforestation, entrepreneur Sarah Traboulsi got inspired and decided to work in order to save her country’s environment. Over 40 years, about 80% of the Ivory Coast’s forestation dissipated. In Traboulsi’s fight against climate