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Lighting up the dark
The MwangaBora solar lamp is more than just a light source; it empowers and liberates residents in rural African areas.
Evans Wadongo is a Kenyan engineer and the executive director and chairman SDFA–Kenya.
Juliana Rotich is co-founder and executive director of Ushahidi, a non-profit tech company that build tools for democratising information.
Award-winning filmmaker, animator and director Ng'endo Mukii gives Design Indaba the lowdown on the experience of returning to Kenya after eight years abroad.
A new type of modem has come out of Africa – one built for rugged African conditions that can withstand power cuts.
An art first for Kenya
East Africa’s first ever commercial modern and contemporary art auction in Nairobi last week generated sales of more than $US200 000.
American is old hat
Chris Harrison profiles the African continent's youth market.
From trash to treasure
Unique-Eco uses the trash they collect on the shoreline of Kenya to make bright and beautiful sculptures and accessories.
Puppets show up in Kenya
A satirical puppet show developed and initiated by cartoonist Godfrey Mwampembwa has made it onto the airwaves in Kenya.
Amrik Kalsi is the director of sustainabilityAFRICA and consultant to various United Nations Organisations.
10 Rounds with Han Lans
Interview with photographer Han Lans.
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