Ocean Sole in Kenya is taking marine conservation and recycling to beautiful ends. It creates works of art, household items, jewellery and other objects out of discarded flip-flops that otherwise clog up the country's beaches, coast and waterways.
• Pollution gets the boot
Ethiopia’s grand old lady Lucy – the 3.2-million-year-old fossil discovered in 1974 – has come home after touring the US for the last five years. One of the tour's aims was to boost Ethiopia’s profile as a tourism and science destination.
• A new boost for an old science
The Japan International Co-operation Agency has released the preliminary findings of a study conducted to find ways of boosting economic development in Southern Africa, particularly along eight economic corridors selected for priority attention.
• Japan hails SA space tech successes
Nigerian entrepreneur Nimi Akinkugbe's childhood fascination with board games led her to realise a lifelong dream of creating a Lagos edition of the international property trading board game, Monopoly. This is the first time the game has been customised for a city in Africa.
• Board game makes Aids education fun