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Why is no one talking about Sangulani (Maxwell) Chikumbutso? | Habari Gani, America!

Why is no one talking about Sangulani (Maxwell) Chikumbutso?

Typically, any talk of renewable energy, breaking the laws of physics, and especially new drones is world-class news. The big networks such as CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS slip clips into every spare second available. But since 1999, Chikumbutso’s accomplishments remained largely silenced and ignored by the media, the scientific community, and financial institutions – until now.

Sangulani Maxwell Chikumbutso, the Zimbabwean inventor tells his story - Techzim

Sangulani (Maxwell) Chikumbutso, inventor and owner of Saith Technologies, Zimbabwe Photo by TechZim

TechZim’s biographical article on Sangulani (Maxwell) Chikumbutso founder of Saith Technologies calls Chikumbutso “a Zimbabwean born serial inventor with the typical I dropped out of school, but I am a genius story, synonymous with some of the successful people we know today.” He has been compared to Mark Zuckerburg and Bill Gates because of his similar academic backstory.

via Sangulani Maxwell Chikumbutso, the Zimbabwean inventor tells his story – Techzim.

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Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes |This is Africa

 Zimbabwean inventor Sangulani Chikumbutso defied at least three laws of physics with his invention of a “self powered generator” reports Malcolm Meja of Zimbabwe’s Business Connect.  You would think such an achievement would gain him world acclaim. This is not the first of Chikumbutso’s inventions. This high school, form 2, dropout invented a radio broadcasting transmitter back in 1999 despite the impoverished state that caused him to leave school.

Saith Holdings was registered under the companies Act in 2013. After years of struggling as Chikumbutso could not secure funding to kick start his projects as no one shared the same vision as him perhaps because his projects especially his Greener Power Machine a self powered generator,” writes Meja. “The world is now, after years of discrediting Chikumbutso machine,  embracing the ingenious innovations. Saith Holdings has secured contracts with Brazil and Angola to provide electricity using The Greener Machine.“…  

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

This is Africa reports:

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

Yes, Sangulani Chikumbutso was on Monday launching some of his company’s products which included a hybrid engine-powered helicopter, an electric car, a magnetic converter, a ‘green’ power generator and a special drone.

With this launch, he has established himself as the first Zimbabwean to design and make an electric-powered vehicle and a hybrid helicopter:

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

Below Chikumbutso demonstrates his drone invention.

Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes

via Zimbabwean inventor unveils amazing new prototypes.

African Designers Gaining Success in Global Markets As Consumers Pull Away From European Designs ‘Inspired’ By Africa – Atlanta Blackstar

Global fashion designers like Yves Saint Laurent took inspiration from Africa decades ago and more recently brands like Burberry, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior have embraced the continent’s style and broadened its appeal. But consumers now want products made by Africans, not replicas produced by Western clothing chains, according to Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, who owns Ethiopian shoe company, soleRebels, which has a dozen stores from Singapore to Greece.

“The global consumer today is hyper-aware. They want authentic and innovative ideas delivered from the authors of those ideas,” Bethlehem said. “We have always had incredible design and production talent here, but it was invisible. That is changing.”

via African Designers Gaining Success in Global Markets As Consumers Pull Away From European Designs ‘Inspired’ By Africa – Atlanta Blackstar.

Is 4-H trying to hook African farmers on costly seeds? | Grist

 

African seeds

When Kiera Butler went to Ghana to research what the farm education program 4-H was doing there, she found that it was working with the American seed company DuPont Pioneer to teach small farmers how to use high-yielding hybrid seeds. That’s part of her book, Raise: What 4-H Teaches Seven Million Kids and How Its Lessons Could Change Food and Farming Forever, and she published a story about it in Mother Jones titled: How America’s Favorite Baby-Goat Club Is Helping Big Ag Take Over Farming in Africa.

via Is 4-H trying to hook African farmers on costly seeds? | Grist.

Lions Go Global: Deepening Africa’s Ties to the United States

African Annual GDP, 2000-13

Africa is transforming from a continent in need of assistance to a continent of opportunity. Its economic growth is today second only to the East Asia region, which includes China,1 and Africa was home to 8 of the world’s 15 fastest-growing economies between 2000 and 2013. Indeed, the continent’s GDP of more than $2 trillion in 2013 is now larger than India’s.

via Lions Go Global: Deepening Africa’s Ties to the United States.

Financial Juneteenth | 15-Year-Old Teen Launches Investment Firm, Writes Two Books |#OYRchallenge

Warren Cassell, Jr.

The 15-year-old budding entrepreneur first started his Island business at the tender age of eight. He supplied greeting cards to customers, the whole process of which, including the graphic designs, he did all by himself. The only help along the way for his business was a small capital outlay from his parents to get him started. He became successful and attained international customers.After his success in the greeting card company, young Warren turned his hand to making investments in hedge funds, private equity, and real estate, all by the time he had reached the age of 13. His company, the Abella Group, now has around 50 to 60 clients worldwide for whom he designs and maintains websites.

via Financial Juneteenth | 15-Year-Old Teen Launches Investment Firm, Writes Two Books.

lhaji Aliko Dangote | How investing in Africa made this man 7 Times Richer than Oprah Winfrey

lhaji Aliko Dangote

 is one of the richest men in the world.  He is currently worth $20.8 billion dollars and is the richest man in all of Africa.  Here are a few facts about Dangote that you may find intriguing:

via Financial Juneteenth | How investing in Africa made this man 7 Times Richer than Oprah Winfrey.

BBNomics | When the music changes so does the dance. – African Proverb

Buy Black Economics has grown stealthy over the past year. Their scope has broadened and their determination, strong. Become a supporter. List your business among those ready to support you. Do not buy from those who would not hire you. That is the mantra; that is the scope.

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 BBNOMICS A Crowdfunding Site

BBNomics is giving a tour of Ghana on October 29 – November 11, 2014, more details to come…

How do BBNOMICS Crowdfunding works for all of us?

When the music changes so does the dance. – African Proverb

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“Nigeria may not be perfect but it’s home and ours to fix”. Read Business and IT Consultant, Micheal Adeyemi’s inspiring story. | Celebrating Progress Africa

Michael Adeyemi, Nigerian IT Consultant

This week’s interview features Micheal Adeyemi, a Business and IT Consultant who moved back home during particularly challenging times and now has a positive and interesting story to tell. He discusses his experiences so far and shares a few tips he’s learned along the way. We hope you enjoy his story.

via “Nigeria may not be perfect but it’s home and ours to fix”. Read Business and IT Consultant, Micheal Adeyemi’s inspiring story. | Celebrating Progress Africa.