Archive for August, 2009

Real African ingenuity at MFA 09

I have never been to a fair of African inventors before but I have seen snippets on television over the last few years. Sometimes it’s pretty boring watching some so called African inventions that do not even meet the standards of primary school kids. Continue reading ‘Real African ingenuity at MFA 09′

Maker Faire Africa kicks off in Ghana

Crocodile made from left over metal sheet

Crocodile made from left over metal sheet

Maker Faire Africa – an event focused on bringing together acts of ingenuity and inventions from across the Africa continent – has kicked off in Accra, Ghana. The 3-day event hopes to welcome about 900 participants. There would be workshops, seminars and lectures focused on four key innovation areas.  They are: Arts and Crafts, Robotics, Agriculture and Environment and Science and Engineering. Continue reading ‘Maker Faire Africa kicks off in Ghana’

Swine flu in Ghana

Health services in Ghana have switched on their surveillance systems as the West African country records its first H1N1 (swine flu) case since its outbreak. The Ghana Health Service confirmed two cases on Thursday. One is in the capital Accra and the other in the Western region bordering Ivory Coast.
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