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Kenyan transport startup wins $1m Hult Prize. (Kenya – Disrupt-Africa.com)
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Kenyan startup Magic Bus Ticketing, an offline app that allows urban commuters to check public bus schedules and book tickets, has been named winner of the Hult Prize, taking home US$1 million in seed capital. Source: Disrupt-Africa.com (http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/10/kenyan-transport-startup-wins-1m-hult-prize/)

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Cairo business offers portable car wash service (Egypt – Africanews.com)
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A car wash company is changing the way that Cairenes clean their cars, offering a home valeting service in the congested capital. Soure:africanews.com (http://www.africanews.com/2016/10/22/cairo-business-offers-portable-car-wash-service-no-comment/)

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Dominic Wanjihia: Using biogas to power African homes(Kenya – youtube.com)
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Dominic Wanjihia, CEO of Biogas International, designed a sustainable system that uses a flexible incubator and animal dung to produce sustainable gas energy. Source: Ted talks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9rDgybOWkI&feature=youtu.be)

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How Mobile Phones Are Shaping the Next Wave of African Innovation | Sam Nana-Sinkam | TEDxNashville(Cameroon – youtube.com
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From healthcare, to education, and even media, mobile phones are changing the way citizens in developing nations can live their lives. Sam Nana-Sinkam helps us understand some of the ways mobile phones are making an impact. Source: TED talks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCUJXpVbRDk&feature=youtu.be)

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Ethiopian entrepreneur uses cultural cloth to produce unique baby products (Ethiopia – Africanews.com)
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The entrepreneur runs a brand known as Little Gabies, which produces children’s blankets, all handmade from the country’s traditional Gabi cloth. Source: Africanews (http://www.africanews.com/2016/10/21/ethiopian-entrepreneur-promotes-cultural-cloth-with-unique-baby-blankets-and/)

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Kamau Gachigi: Spreading African innovation through fab labs (Kenya – Youtube.com)
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Mechanical engineer Kamau Gachigi oversees the Nairobi FabLab, hoping it will “add value to people to teach them to add value to materials, through digital fabrication.” Source: TED talks (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hX5fPKremsw&feature=youtu.be)

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