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Leapfrogging Forward - Innovation in Africa

If the definition of true innovation is ingenuity born out of necessity, then welcome to Africa.

There is no doubt that this is a tough continent with harsh realities stretching the will of its populations and businesses, but ‘where there is a will, there is a way’ – a saying that many Africans are proving through real-world solutions to real-world problems. For example, as energy is not readily available to most consumers, charging a mobile phone is a challenge. To overcome this, Nokia has launched a kit that allows individuals to charge their phones while cycling. It’s about Africans bending the little they have to their will and using creativity to overcome life’s challenges.

Criticaleye looks at the innovations coming out of the continent and discovers that, current political situations aside, Africa is an exciting place to be. Community articles are produced directly by and for the Criticaleye Community.

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