Africa innovations: 15 ideas helping to transform a continent

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Though illegal, the burning of hardwood forests is common in Zambia, a country with few jobs and resources. (Sydelle Willow Smith) Our Coverage These are just two of the imaginative new ideas that are tackling Africa's old problems 1. Hippo water roller Idea: The Hippo water roller is a drum that can be rolled on the ground, making it easier for those without access to taps to haul larger amounts of water faster. Problem: Two out of every five people in Africa have no nearby water facilities and are forced to walk long distances to reach water sources. Traditional methods of balancing heavy loads of water on the head limit the amount people can carry, and cause long-term spinal injuries….

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