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Nigerian teenage girls win Technovation People’s Choice Award in Silicon Valley
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Africans rising Nigerian teenage girls win Technovation People’s Choice Award in Silicon Valley

Team Brain Squad, a group of five Nigerian girls was named the People’s Choice award recipients for their app, Hands Out, at this year’s global Technovation held in Silicon Valley, California. The girls’ aptly named Hands Out app is a fundraising tool to help finance education for indigent children.

Osmond Tshuma a graphic designer transforming African design, one pattern at a time
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Africans rising Osmond Tshuma a graphic designer transforming African design, one pattern at a time

Osmond Tshuma is a Zimbabwean award-winning artist, designer, art director, typographer and curator who specialises in African-inspired themes. Meet the young, and talented artist who developed the visual language for the Obama Foundation Africa Leaders program, and is transforming African design, one pattern at a time.

Online platform Kaoshi, shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
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Africans rising Online platform Kaoshi, shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation

Money transfer platform Kaoshi was one of the technologies shortlisted for the fifth Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation is tackling the broken system of international money transfer. The shortlist, which covered six countries, included this easy and secure online platform that exchanges currencies peer to peer, instead of through banks. This cuts costs and waiting times.