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Growing and Processing the Nigerian tomato – @kazey

Growing and Processing the Nigerian tomato – @kazey

Kayode Muyibi writes: It’s always exciting to be in Nigeria during the harvest period, which could be during the dry or wet season. It’s not only exciting because of the opportunities that seem to always present themselves across a wide array of fresh produce, it is so, because of the distribution opportunities across the massive […]

Nigerians Trade $3.6 million #Bitcoin weekly on 13 Platforms

Bukola Idowu reports: Despite warnings by regulators and legislators, Nigerians have continued to invest in crypto currency, trading up to N1.38 billion across 13 local crypto-currency exchanges in the country. However, analysts have urged government to embark on smart regulatory tactic in controlling the surge in the trend…[more]

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Nigerian Air Force to develop armed UAV #Nigeria

Janes reports: The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) plans to indigenously develop an armed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar announced during a 15 February ceremony held to mark the induction into service of the Tsaigumi UAV…[more]

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Olu Olu Fodds (Update)

Covered earlier Olu Olu® has been supplying its market-leading range of speciality and world foods to the retail, wholesale and foodservice sectors for over 30 years. The company began in Nigeria as Olu Olu Wineries in the late 1970’s but has since evolved into a specialist ethnic and exotic health foods brand, providing a wide […]

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How Suzie Wokabi sold her African cosmetics brand

How We Made It reports: …SuzieBeauty has been acquired by Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed manufacturing company Flame Tree Group, subject to approval from the competition authority. Wokabi describes the acquisition as “a huge feat”. “For me this is the biggest milestone so far.” “I have achieved everything I wanted to,” says Wokabi, explaining her goal was […]

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Fashion that celebrates African strength and spirit – Walé Oyéjidé at #TEDGlobal

From TED Global 2017:

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Leapfrogging 2.0: How Africa leads the way – Samer Salty

From the AVCA: …Since I began investing in Africa, I have realised that leapfrogging needs to be examined from two different perspectives. Firstly, we need to differentiate between leapfrogging the ‘old’ world – that is, bypassing how the West did things in the past, such as how Africa generally avoided building a comprehensive fixed line […]

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Developing A Portable Tech for Blood Processing

Scidev reports: A low-cost system to separate blood into its main components without a centrifuge is being developed, and could be put to use in areas with off-grid healthcare or following natural disasters. The system is portable and would need minimal training to operate, according to a proof-of-concept study published in the journal PLoS ONE…[more]

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Cukia Kimani – Indie Game Developer

An African Digital Art profile:

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Changing Flavors – African Wines from Bananas and Pineapples

SmallStarter reports: In a previous article, “When Will Africa Export its own Wines?“, we revealed five of the most promising beverage drinks across the continent with the greatest potentials for export markets. Leopold Lema is a remarkable entrepreneur and CEO of Mwanza Quality Wines (backed by the SME Impact Fund) in Tanzania. He has found […]

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