If I asked you to make a list of ten highly lucrative industries in Africa, I’m sure human hair would never cross your mind. And that’s what makes this article quite revealing. According to estimates, Africa’s dry hair market — that is, the market for weaves, wigs and hair extensions — is currently worth over $6 billion …

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According to the New York Times, Three Square Market, a Wisconsin vending machine software firm, offers its employees the opportunity to inject microchips into their hands so they can open office doors, log in to computers, share business cards, and even buy snacks with just a wave. Three Square Market is chipping its employees (who volunteer) …

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NIGERIA – Farming in Nigeria is not for the fainthearted. Intermittent electricity means generators are needed half the time. Chronically potholed roads make transport slow and expensive. Fake fertiliser has previously devastated crops, while toxic feed ruined one dairy farm. But for a group of 13 hardy farmers from Zimbabwe, the opportunity was too good …

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It was the photo of a colony of Fire Ants balled together into a protective unit, floating amidst the debris and devastation of flooded Houston, that caused me to wonder about the notion of “nature vs. nature” and “technology vs. nature.” You see, these Fire Ants began evolving in Brazil, where wet conditions forced them to adapt …

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At the Lenovo Innovation Summit, which was held in Cape Town at CTICC, Marc Godin – Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo, Middle East and Africa – met with IT News Africa’s Online Editor, Darryl Linington, in order to discuss how Lenovo is setting its sights on becoming a power player in Africa. Additionally, in the interview, Godin …

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