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5 Innovations that broke the mould in 2018
Pioneers in their fields, these innovations were made to provide new solutions to old problems.
Could self-examination rape kits curb sexual violence in Kenya?
A team of researchers are developing a tool much like a tampon that rape survivors can apply themselves after an attack.
Dave Hakkens on his mission to help people fight plastic waste worldwide
The designer behind the award-winning project, Precious Plastic will be back at Design Indaba to talk about his latest work.
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.”
Unscrambling Africa photo project reveals the Africa beyond the slums and safaris
Photographer Mutua Matheka launched his project to show the complex beauty of African cities.
Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu talks Rafiki and upcoming work
"I am truly a creative. I start from a creative space and not from an activist space. I am like the most reluctant activist you will ever meet."
Film director, producer, and author.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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