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We Interview Former Design Indaba Emerging Creative Mpho Vackier in TheUrbanative’s New Homecoming Collection
A collaborative collection birthed during lockdown brings together designers from different disciplines to celebrate home, and the continent.
On designing resilient African cities
Award-winning Cameroonianian architect, Hermann Kamte, was recently named as one of Quartz' African Innovators for 2019.
Merging architecture, entrepreneurship and digital fabrication in Cameroon
"Ours is the first digital manufacturing laboratory for architecture and design in Africa," African Fabbers School founder Paolo Cascone.
Grigri Pixel is looking for African creatives to participate in a residency in Madrid
The award-winning programme brings together African and European creatives to create urban space interventions.
Cellphones hold a solution to infant mortality in Cameroon
Gifted Mom is a low-tech, m-health platform that aims to reduce the number of deaths of pregnant women and infants in Cameroon.
Reinventing the djembe drum for the modern home
“When the drums speak, even the kings are silent.”
Photographer Siaka Soppo Traoré creates a bridge between two urban cultures
These expressive photographs capture the feeling of hip hop culture in Dakar and Douala.
How's my driving?
Cameroonian innovator designs an app to combat road accident deaths.
Kiro'o Games to release first African-inspired action-RPG
Cameroonian startup Kiro'o Games is set to release the first PC game inspired by African mythology.
James Mitchell explores the potential of architectural skills to affect social change in African communities
James Mitchell discusses his humanitarian organisation and how it is building up communities with entrepreneurial and construction skills.
"Pala Pala Woman" by Mani Bella
If you’ve never heard of Bikutsi music, tune in to this infectious contemporary spin on the Cameroonian music tradition.
"Faya di Burn" by Gasha, featuring Magasco
This Track of the Week is a melancholic but melodic reflection on the social conditions in Cameroon.
A heartbeat away
The Cardiopad is a touch-screen tablet that enables medical specialists to diagnose patients miles away.
Ntone Edjabe draws from his heritage and his understanding of the beautiful potential of electronic music to create sets of unmatched depth and boldness.
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