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Africa was Home to Some of the Most Remarkable and Inspiring Innovations in Various Fields

FlexiGyn is a handheld device that enables gynaecologists to examine and treat the uterus without using anaesthetic. Edmund Wessels is a biomedical engineer and PhD student at the University of Cape Town, built the device to work even in remote areas without health infrastructure. WAGA Power Pack is a portable device that uses recycled laptop batteries to supply power for electric bikes, power banks, solar lights, businesses and homes. It’s the brainchild of Gibson Kawago, a Tanzanian electrical engineer. Kubik transforms recycled plastic waste into interlocking building materials, including bricks, beams, and columns. They also focus on plastics that are not in high demand by other recyclers. Then, it sells its finished products primarily to real estate developers.