On the Road with Maker Express [Egypt]

  Cairo Hacker Space and Eshbook are going on a road trip with the Maker Express to more than 20 cities in Egypt!   The Maker Express is a microbus converted into a mobile makerspace. The goal of our eight-week tour is to connect and support venues of innovation across the country: makerspaces, coworking spaces, fab labs, start-ups,…

Saving the “Lungs of the Earth”

Featured by Loretta Ogboro-Okor on her blog Loretta Reveals: Musonda Mumba, current Programme Officer and Coordinator for the Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EbA) Flagship Programme and team member of the Climate Change Adaptation Unit (CCAU) in the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) takes us on the journey of her life (so far) and the peculiarities…

 Traveling Africa while Ethiopian

written by Selam Kebede and published in aKoma Media. About a month ago, I officially joined the seedstars world family where we are on a mission to discover the best start-ups from more than 60 emerging countries and bring them to a world stage and half a million dollar winning prize. In order to find…

The Wheel Story House – made from recyclable materials

Text written by Maurice Divine Boye The Wheel Story House is the largest and oldest home made from recyclable materials in West Africa. Made completely from discarded materials, this building is a must see in the Greater Accra Region. Often known as the Gaudí of Ghana,Sammy Mensah Ansah‘s architectural work is sure to amaze you. This unbelievable structure is made…

AMPION – crowdfunding breaks new ground to support African entrepreneurs

+++ AMPION press release – Harare / Berlin +++ “Adopt a startup”: A new way to make innovative African startups sustainable The crowdfunding campaign for this years’ AMPION Venture Buses went live on September 23, 2014. In order to fund our extensive AMPION Fellowship Program supporting the most creative and innovative startups built on the…

African History: Timbuktu in the 14th century and today

Timbuktu (English pronunciation: pron.: /ˌtɪmbʌkˈtuː/; French: Tombouctou pronounced: [tɔ̃bukˈtu]; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu), formerly also spelled Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a town in the West African nation of Mali situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census.