World’s first ‘living coffin’ made from mushrooms in the Netherlands
21 September 2020 | 9:00 am
A Dutch start-up has created the world's first "living coffin" made from mushrooms at the Delft University of Technology, an invention that its founder Bob Hendrikx says will help to decompose the body faster and enrich nature instead of polluting it.
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Young Nigerian entrepreneurs with limited budgets put their ideas to the test before panellists at the Lagos Start-up Week.
4 Oct 2016
Experts at the Tech BBQ, organised by Tech Circle, speak on the key things necessary to build a start-up, it's challenges and how to solve them.
12 Jul 2017
Textile sector - FG empowers beneficiaries for business start-up.
7 Dec 2017
Youth empowerment - Benue govt gives out start-up kits.
22 Oct 2018
Nigerian company Medsaf is combatting the spread of fake drugs in West Africa by connecting hospitals and pharmacies with multinational and local drug manufacturers.
21 Oct 2019
A Berlin-based startup has made it possible for customers in Germany to order tailor-made products directly from the artisans in Nigeria, Kenya or Rwanda.
20 Nov 2019
Nigeria-based tech start-up, Chaka is seeking to break down barriers to investing. CEO of the company, Tosin Osibodu joins CNBC Africa for more.
14 Dec 2019
Lagos State has launched its innovation master plan as well at a solutions hub at the on-going Art of Technology. The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu told CNBC Africa that Lagos wants to connect with its vibrant tech start-up industry and leverage tech to deliver good governance.
2 May 2021
Neither a permanent mark nor a paper transfer: a New York start-up has created the first tattoos that fully disappear after a while, aiming to open the body inking market to new clientele.
17 Aug 2022
Trekk Scooters, a Nigerian based transportation company is leveraging on eco-friendly technology to redefine how people move within gated communities like campuses & residential estates. Their eco-friendly, two-wheeled scooters provide affordable and fun means of transportation for users, while also making the environment free of harmful air pollutants.
12 Dec 2022
In its first space mission, Japanese company ispace Inc. has built the lander that is carrying the United Arab Emirates' Moon rover, as well as other payloads for government agencies from the US, Canada and Japan. Created over a decade ago, it could be the first private company to land on the Moon's surface.
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Tonight we focus on the latest events in Guinea-Bissau. The army maintains order has been restored in Bissau following gun battle between army factions. Violence broke out last night after national guard soldiers freed an opposition minister and continued until Friday morning.
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Evan Gershkovich was arrested in late March in Russia on espionage charges. The court extended his pre-trial detention until January 30.
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France will ban smoking on beaches and public parks, the country's health minister said on Tuesday, presenting a series of measures as the government looks to prevent 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year. The measures — part of a government plan to combat smoking — aim to create a “tobacco-free generation by 2032.”
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In 1940, during World War II, a group of tirailleurs – soldiers from what were then French colonies – fought the invading German army. In France's Rhône region, just outside of Lyon, these brave men faced the enemy. Many were taken prisoner and ruthlessly executed. A military cemetery has been erected in their honour, taking the form of a traditional Senegalese burial ground.
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A government with seemingly unlimited power, a weak and divided opposition and a rebellious former PM accused of corruption are destabilizing Albanian politics and have led to incendiary scenes in parliament.
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Thailand has welcomed the return of a majority of its citizens who'd been held captive in Gaza, while also observing a minute of silence for the 39 others killed during the October 7 Hamas attacks. Thais made up the largest non-Israeli group among the hostages. In order to recover some of these migrant workers, the government turned to Iran for support. We tell you more.
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