(Some) of Africa’s Scientific Discoveries & Contributions

20 Aug

An infographic to highlight some of Africa’s lessor know scientific discoveries and contributions, of which there are MANY more…



• McLaren, W. August 2006. ‘Mohammed Bah Abba And His Pot-in-Pot’
• Treacy, M. May 2012. ‘Device Turns Your Sneaker into a Portable Cell Phone Charger’
• Ashoka Innovators for the Public. 2008. ‘Ashoka Innovators for the Public: Mohammed Bah Abba‘
• Biofuels Digest. May 2012. ‘CleanStar launches first cooking fuel facility in Mozambique; alternative to
  charcoal cooking, heath risks, at hand in Africa’
• Noble Prize.Org. The Noble Prize in Chemistry 1999: Ahmed Zewail
• Novozymes. May 2012. ‘CleanStar Mozambique launches world’s first sustainable cooking fuel facility’
• Google Science Fair 2012 ‘Meet our 15 finalists and Science in Action winner’
• RNW Africa Desk. February 2012. ‘The Cardiopad: an African invention to save lives’
• The Right Livlihood Award. Aklilu Lemma (Ethiopia)
• Wikipedia. Sema Sgaier
• Wikipedia. Raphael Armattoe

4 responses to “(Some) of Africa’s Scientific Discoveries & Contributions

  1. Matthew Angus

    August 20, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Brilliant facts really challenging and I love the layout!

  2. Egoligal

    September 3, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Great map of innovation! Do you know if any of these are women?

  3. Believing In Africa

    September 4, 2012 at 4:34 am

    Hi T! Dr Sema Sgaier from Libya is…not sure about the gender make up of the ‘team’ discoveries though I’m afraid. Hope his helps:)


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