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Reclaiming the narrative round S. Sudan with a comedy competition [Inspire Africa]

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On this episode of Encourage Africa, Lauriane Vofo Kana and the Africanews staff convey you the story of Ugandan engineer Gonzaga Ntege. He’s attempting to make 3D printing extra accessible and clear up the issue of low manufacturing for custom-made merchandise that haven’t but reached massive quantity manufacturing numbers – the place one can use injection moulding.

With friends, he opened a manufacturing unit in 2021. Printers of the “future” are manufactured there, thanks digital waste like motors and rods from outdated photocopiers. Since 2022, the engineers have been devoting one hour each week to coaching the brand new technology.

The quantity of e-waste produced on the planet in 2019 reached the report determine of 53.6 million tons (Mt), together with 7,000 tons for Rwanda, in accordance with the World E-waste monitor.

Helpful e-waste

The second report on this episode will take you to Kigali the place Jaqueline Mukarukondo and Ghislain Irakoze, two younger entrepreneurs have launched a cellular software to simplify the sorting and administration of digital and electrical waste. If Wastezon was launched in 2018, an accident that occurred just a few years in the past was actually its start line.

Whereas Ghislain Irakoze, was engaged on a faculty project with a pal, the latter virtually died when a heap of rubbish virtually engulfed him. His mates got down to do one thing about it. A number of years later, their app connects sellers and consumers of used gear. They provide a second life to the units both by recycling or by refurbished.

Introducing his nation to others

What involves thoughts while you consider South Sudan? Our visitor is likely one of the man behind the Juba Worldwide Comedy Pageant. Born 26 years in the past when his nation didn’t but formally exist, this comic needed to develop up in refugee camps first in Kenya after which in Uganda; earlier than discovering his place on stage.

The South Sudanese Akau Jambo tells of the challenges and successes of his nation and makes use of his humour to showcase it. He’s usually removed from the clichés however can get near them to raised deconstruct them or denounce societal and political points. The comic shares with us what pushed him to prepare a comedy competition and talks concerning the second version deliberate for this yr.