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Using robotics to spark a new era of problem-solving youths in Nigeria
9 Dec 15
Project 10 000 Kids teaches robotics and engineering skills to Nigerian school kids.
This non-profit uses creative arts to empower the youth of Uganda
2 Dec 15
PHAU is a non-profit organisation geared towards the youth of Uganda using multiple creative platforms to reach out.
Here is Snoggie, Uganda’s extraordinary political cartoonist
11 Nov 15
As Uganda enters election season, cartoonist Snoggie's political art becomes increasingly interesting.
How open-source software helped end ebola in Sierra Leone
3 Nov 15
Salton Massally, CTO of iDT Labs, writes about how open-source software helped fight Ebola in Sierra Leone and what this can mean for West Africa.
Designing Futures: LagosPhoto Festival 2015
30 Oct 15
This year's LagosPhoto Festival, Designing Futures, looks at dialogues on African design that focus on how we understand our past, present and futures.
Young Zambian fashion designers: a creative time bomb
14 Oct 15
Zambia has an exciting young fashion scene, even though there are no fashion design schools in the country. Zambian art writer Andrew Mulenga reflects.
Could 3D printing be the propellant that Africa has needed all along?
8 Oct 15
Preventing wildlife poaching, prosthetic limbs and robotics in schools: 3D printing has multiple uses. Could it propel the “lagging” continent into the future?
A hut-decorating competition that could give urban homes a run for their money
23 Sep 15
My Beautiful Home in the rural Matobo district of Zimbabwe is breathing new life into the local tradition of hut painting.
Embroidering African women's artisanal skills onto international runways
10 Sep 15
Through the Ethical Fashion Initiative, African women artisans in rural communities lend their desirable and unique talent to high-end fashion designers.
The rise of tech and innovation in Africa
3 Sep 15
The tech and startup scene in Africa is burgeoning. Now innovation is being taught in schools, with the help of the LEGO Education Innovation Studios.
Qorax is bringing clean energy to Somaliland
27 Aug 15
Qorax is the only international off-grid solar company serving consumers in post-conflict countries with clean energy and entrepreneurship training.
The Beat Making Lab gives Africa's youth a global microphone
20 Aug 15
A hip-hop music class that started at a US university is changing the lives of Africa's up-coming musicians.
The transformation of Kibera from Africa's largest slum to promised land
13 Aug 15
Upgrading Africa’s largest slum has taken more than a decade, but the process is changing the conversation about how to handle informal urban neighbourhoods.
African Cityzens: A five-year photographic narrative of Africa’s 54 countries
6 Aug 15
Two photographers are on a journey to capture the most hidden and routine moments of everyday African life
Four talents to watch on Accra’s indie art scene
30 Jul 15
Ghanaian society traditionally regarded artists as outcasts. Now they are helping the country rebrand itself, say the founders of ACCRA [dot] ALT.
The unique and distinctive architectural style of Angola’s cinemas
23 Jul 15
An archive of historical cinemas in Africa is being created by the Goethe Institut Angola, with Angola's movie theatre history being revived and retold first.
How low-tech Ethiopian environmentalism is saving the planet and creating jobs
17 Jul 15
A rural Ethiopian village has been fighting climate change with a low-tech, innovative practice and selling carbon credits to fund local businesses.
HOPE City aims to turn Ghana into the tech hub of West Africa
9 Jul 15
Futuristic looking HOPE City has been designed by Italian architects with the ambitious aim of turning Ghana into a major tech hub in West Africa.
Young township photographer Sipho Mpongo is heading to New York
2 Jul 15
This is the story of a boy from Langa who went to a school dance with a “stolen” camera and found himself and his camera on a plane to New York.
Regenerating Accra's forgotten areas
25 Jun 15
How do you breathe new life into Jamestown, one of Accra's poorest but most historic areas? Slowly and with art, says British-Ghanaian architect Elsie Owusu.
Ugandan students' app tracks women's health
18 Jun 15
ICT students from Makerere University in Uganda have created the Her Health app, which enables women to check themselves for common vaginal infections.
Just don’t call us Afrofuturist
11 Jun 15
Tegan Bristow, the curator behind the Goodman Gallery's "Post African Futures" exhibition, is on a mission to discover Africa's many cultures of technology.
A cross-continental architecture studio with solutions for Harare’s informal traders
4 Jun 15
The architects behind Studio [D] Tale propose a set of innovative designs to improve life for informal traders in African cities.
Tracing the intersecting lines of African food
29 May 15
Tuleka Prah tells us why the representation of African food needs a makeover, and how she plans on doing it.
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