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Jean Paul Uzabakiriho: Inspiring a new generation of Rwandan architects
Working in the Rwandan office of MASS Design Group, JP Uzabakiriho explains how the MASS philosophy is to encourage people to think differently about buildings.
Zipline: A drone solution to medical supply delivery
Zipline, in partnership with the Rwandan government, will save millions of lives by making supplies accessible in Rwanda.
Illume Creative Studio: Illuminating Africa through creative communication
Rwandan communications agency helps Rwanda’s growing brands and businesses express themselves.
Maria Mayanja: Upcycling and Kigali’s co-working spaces
Co-working spaces are a breeding ground for collaboration and new ideas, says Impact Hub Kigali’s managing director.
Teta Isibo: Rwandan-made products that mix modernity and tradition
With her brand Inzuki Designs, Teta Isibo is a Rwandan entrepreneur helping to take artisanal Rwanda-made products to the modern market.
Fashion house Mille Collines celebrates all things Africa
The recent Mille Collines show at AFI MBFW Joburg takes an elegant and contemporary look at ubiquitous African curios.
Barrett Nash: Innovations in East African motorcycle transport
Safe Motos is helping to give motorcycle taxis in East Africa a better reputation.
Judith Kaine: Taking art to the streets of Rwanda
Kurema Kureba Kwiga uses street art to tackle social issues and expose ordinary Rwandans to the creativity of its artists.
MASS Architects: Africa's architects must understand their continent
Jean Paul Sebuhayi and Amelie Ntigulirwa from MASS explain how their architecture is a response to the needs of communities.
Joselyn Umutoniwase: Representing Rwanda through fashion
Joselyn Umutoniwase quit filmmaking to focus on starting Rwanda Clothing, a Kigali-based label representing fashion in her home country.
Matthew Rugamba: Storytelling through fashion
Rwandan designer Matthew "Tayo" Rugamba tailors his collections for an African audience.
Christian Benimana: Architecture with a mission
According to Benimana, before starting any project a designer must decide what his mission is and an architect must learn to think beyond the building.
Christian Benimana believes that architecture must go beyond the design of the building and into an understanding of how buildings impact the lives of users.
Haute Baso: Collaborating with Rwandan artisans
Haute Baso, a boutique brand founded by Candy Basomingera and Linda Mukangoga, is committed to collaboration with Rwandan artisans.
Getting milk to the market is helping Rwandan genocide survivors
Rwandan genocide survivors received cows from the government but were unable to sell their milk at the local market until Chantal Butare came along.
Imagining a future generation of human-centred, African designers
MASS Design Group just announced the creation of three African Design Centres to train and educate the first generation of African designers.
Could drones be the answer to shortages in rural Africa?
Foster + Partners plan to overcome rural Africa's infrastructure weaknesses using a drone delivery system.
Africa's cleanest city is officially a car-free zone
The Rwandan city of Kigali is a beacon of clean living as its recently implemented car-free policy makes way for a new green transport system.
EarthEnable brings clean, affordable floors to Rwanda
EarthEnable's mission to bring clean, affordable floors to Rwanda could lead to healthier lives.
Focus on: Rwanda
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Rwanda is full of positive signs of growth and repair.
A living memorial to Rwanda's genocide
Ntarama Church, where 5 000 Tutsis were murdered, has stood untouched since 1994. Now an architect is helping to preserve its legacy.
Mille Collines goes down south
The story of how two Spaniards created a fashion brand designed, produced and retailed entirely in Africa.
Planning the Impossible
Kigali’s city planners have devised an ambitious plan to transform this quaint capital city into a regional powerhouse.
Tomà Berlanda: Building for education in Rwanda
This Italian architect is helping to pioneer a new model for early childhood development centres being built in Rwanda.
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