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5 African Internet start-ups redefining agriculture
It's Sustainable Gastronomy Day, a day that reaffirms that all cultures and civilisations are contributors and crucial enablers of sustainable development.
Pay-as-you-go energy provider delivers power to off-the-grid homes
M-KOPA is considered the world’s leading pay-per-use solar power provider in Africa.
Nigerian writer Ziki Nelson on his upcoming comic book featuring 15 African artists
"From our perspective, there's no point publishing a Spiderman-esque superhero story. The DCs and the Marvels of this world already do that so well.”
Not African Enough explores the diversity of Kenya's fashion landscape
The Nest Collective’s second book challenges narrow perceptions of African fashion.
How a small Kenyan start-up is disrupting the way the internet works
In his Design Indaba 2018 talk, Mark Kamau talks about how Brck plans to give Google and Facebook a run for their money.
Rovik tells the story of Kenyan migrant warrior in a far away galaxy
“The desire to place [the story] in the Star Wars universe was because we felt there was no African, cultural representation in an apparent galaxy."
Lyra Aoko uses the colour red as part of a photographic exploration of womanhood
The Nairobi-based artist talks inspiration, collaboration and changing narratives.
Nairobi’s GoDown Art Centre gets a redesign from Sweden’s White Arkitekter
Scandinavia's largest architecture firm reimagines Kenya’s leading centre for arts and culture.
Jacque Njeri’s vibrant graphic art reimagines the Maasai people in outer space
The Kenyan artist’s MaaSci series is a vivid example of Afrofuturism.
Blinky Bill on why he does not want to be restricted to a particular music genre
“I want to make genreless sound – but if you absolutely have to place it, it is a mix of hip-hop, afrobeat and jazz.”
Photographer Sarah Waiswa’s striking imagery explores the persecution of those with albinism
Called Stranger In a Familiar Land, her photo series addresses the treatment of those with the condition in Africa.
Producer, instrumentalist, DJ and vocalist.
Meet the 9 Global Graduates that presented at Design Indaba Conference 2018
These young graduates presented projects that speak to the water crisis, the power of sound, social entrepreneurship and so much more.
Brenda Livoi on leading Kenya’s largest innovation hub
The Gearbox mechanical lead chats to us about creating more space for women in the African tech sector.
Afrofuturist Osborne Macharia's Magadi takes a fantastical look at a pressing issue
At Design Indaba 2017, Osborne Macharia introduced the audience to Magadi, a new series which focusses on a group of former female circumcisers.
Afro-centric UX Designer.
Mark Kamau wants to bring wifi access to more people who cannot afford it
“My interest is not my ego, my interest is to help with design."
Top 10 Creative Crowdfunding Projects | November 2017
We've scoured the web for compelling creative campaigns around the globe that you might want to support in their quest for funding. Have a look!
Low-cost homes for the Kenyan Kalobeyei refugee camp by Shigeru Ban
This sustainably-produced house will soon provide shelter to some 38 000 displaced people.
Dave Hakkens wants to upgrade his plastic project to version 3.0
The Design Indaba alumnus gives discarded plastic a second life with his plastic recycling project.
This Migrant Business
This short film by Kenyan artist and animator Ng'endo Mukii looks at the movement of African people to Europe from the point of view of a human trafficker.
A tribute to the gourd
This designer reimagines the traditional calabash for the contemporary home.
Research project produces first map of Nairobi’s informal transport system
Researchers are crowdsourcing data to create a transport system map for the accurate location of matatu routes – Nairobi’s informal transit system.
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