Episode 92: Why do African innovators still struggle to scale up?

There is no shortage of Africans with ingenious ideas. Many have created prototypes of their inventions, but why do they continue to struggle to scale up? We talk about some of the geniuses we’ve interviewed on Africa Straight Talk.

Episode 60: Why African governments accept dumping from abroad while ignoring local innovators

Children scavenge at an e-waste dumpsite in Ghana. Photo: BRS MEAS

In this episode we look back at some of the most innovative entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed, and why they are struggling to get their brilliant ideas off the ground. Instead of assisting them, African governments continue to welcome dumping of plastics and other toxic materials that seem to make worse the problems these innovators are trying to solve.