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  1. Liberia's Blackboard Blogger

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    Alfred Sirleaf is an analog blogger. He take runs the "Daily News", a news hut by the side of a major road in the middle of Monrovia. He started it a number of years ago, stating that…

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    • An Introduction to Swift River

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      Swift River was given a lot of thought by Chris Blow and Kaushal Jhalla before the Ushahidi meetings in March 2009. This video is a short version of what was recorded, giving an idea of what was…

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      • Lamu Cement-bag Bellows (AfriGadget)

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        I was in Lamu in June and came upon a metal workshop tucked away behind the front row of buildings on the main path from Lamu Town to Shela. Inside were two blacksmiths, Adam Marabu and Abdul Ahmed,…

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        • Maker Faire Africa 2012 in Pictures

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          Some pictures from Maker Faire Africa in Lagos, Nigeria - Nov 5-6, 2012. All pics shot with my iPhone.

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          • a 15 y/o Boys Hydraulic Toys in Nigeria

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            A 15 year old Nigerian boy creates hydraulic powered toys from scraps and syringes.

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            • Motorized Bicycles in Kenya

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              Samuel Magethe shows off his motorized bicycle in Nairobi. it's a 50cc, 70k/litre bike that costs $200 to buy. Read the full story on AfriGadget: http://www.afrigadget.com/2010/01/12/motorized-bicycles-in-nairobi/

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              • "Made in Africa" - my talk from PopTech

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                Here is my 5-minute talk that I did at Pop!Tech this Saturday. It touches on Ushahidi, AfriGadget and why I’m optimistic about Africa.

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                • Liberian Bush Trip

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                  I took an opportunity to travel to Bopolu, a small town in the Liberian bush that is the center of government for Gbarpolu county. My goal was to talk to someone from a rural community radio station.…

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                  • The FLAP bags start to arrive

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                    The FLAP bag kits started to arrive Friday evening. The buckets (bottom part of the bag) from Timbuk2 had not yet gotten in at this point, so all I had was the flaps. This is my first video diary…

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                    • Electrical Students in Ghana take on the FLAP bag

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                      Hayford Bempong and David Celestin are electricians at Accra Polytechnic, who I wrote about last as they had fabricated an FM radio station from scratch and used it at Maker Faire Africa. Hayford…

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                      • Priceless in Qatar

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                        A "priceless" Mastercard spoof with host Ken Banks and special guest Patrick Meier. Produced by Erik Hersman.

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                        • Turning waste plastic into plastic sheets

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                          We've got a lot of plastic trash all over Africa, especially in the cities. A team from IDDS (Amit Gandhi from the US, and Mark Driordan from the UK) decided to create a way to add value to…

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